When you camp, do you carry a game of tiddlywinks with you?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Snowbird, Feb 9, 2018.

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When you camp, do you carry a game of tiddlywinks with you?

  1. No, tiddlywinks upset me.

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  2. No, you can get arrested for gambling. Maybe.

    6 vote(s)
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  3. Yes, tiddlywinks tiddle my winky.

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  4. Everyone must get tiddled.

    11 vote(s)
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  5. Tiddlywinks? I thought you said... post in thread.

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Cereal Killer

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    Clearly we are easily upset, hence the heavy moderation.
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  2. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    If all goes according to plan I'm rolling into camp well after dark, and I'll I want to do is drink bit of whiskey and hop in the sleeping bag.
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  3. Inzane123

    Inzane123 Been here awhile

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    Build fire, watch fire burn, add more wood as needed. When tired, go to sleep. Who needs games when you have a nice soothing fire to stare at.
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  4. Suitcase

    Suitcase 2 wheeled hobo

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    Activity whilst camping ...haha ...unload, set up tent, lube chain, check tires, cook fire, eat, sling food cache high up, Sambuca....sleeeep.
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  5. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Caution: NO humans before coffee.

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    For solo moto camping I always pack a book but don't always read it. A sketchbook comes along, too in case something appeals to my (somewhat limited) artistic side. Usually i just fish until dark.
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  6. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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    I just shiver until I fall asleep and hope I don't disturb the bears.
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  7. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    I know I'll get a lot of slack for this, but FYYFF!

    I pack my tablet. If I'm in an area with cell reception, I read and post here at advrider. If I'm out of cell reception, I'll read a book (on the tablet), watch a saved movie or tv show, or play a pointless game. My favorite is when I'm by myself in the middle of the woods is to watch a good scary horror movie. Sometimes it's fun to give yourself a good scare!

    This is if I'm by myself. If I'm with people, it's usually just conversation and beer around the fire.
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  8. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    Caveman TV for the win.
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  9. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Leg Humping Pirate

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    I have my own tiddlywink to play with when I'm camping.
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  10. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    The iPad.

    Kindle app on it. If there's Wi-Fi about, I can easily log in.

    If not, I can make my smartphone a hotspot. So I can waste time like I'm doing here; or read a book.

    Between that and podcasts - which can be hard to get if I don't have a netbook with me - I have some sort of entertainment. But we're talking about those heavy hours after sundown or, in summer, in the late evening hours when the roads are lousy with deer...that, to bedtime.

    During the day, I will be doing something - traveling to or being at, a point of interest. Rainy days are great for laundry and repairs if needed; if not, find a mall, get a coffee...and, yes, if nothing else, the Kindle app while sipping the joe.

    I never really felt the need for a folding game or even deck of cards.
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  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Malls and iPads and podcasts?
    I try to avoid that shit when I'm not riding or even just car camping!

    I'm with those guys over by the fire.
    Ride all day, come into camp tired. Set up camp, do chores then eat...and drift down to awesome sleep, wake up and do it again.

    Or maybe have a whiskey, okay sure, I'll have another, and a cigar if we're hanging out and being sociable.
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  12. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    Nobody who's an adult, wants to hang out at a mall.

    But when it's raining and cold, you go where there's shelter. You can get a room and hunker down a day or so, but that's spendy.

    Spending 48 hours under a dripping fly in a campsite, is MISERY.

    The iPad is a tool. Some use it for these misnamed "social media" sites.

    I use it as a lightweight book.

    Podcasts: I listen to lectures and discussions, not this crap that's called "music" today. If I'm hiking and there's wildlife all about, I don't listen.

    If I'm sitting, hunkered down, rain all around...I want to break the monotony. I guess for some it's Tiddlywinks or Mumbly-Peg. For me, it's podcasts and whatever book I wanted to read and never got to.
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  13. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    Depending on time and circumstances, those are fine.

    I'm not having a whiskey at eight in the morning. Been there; done that. Woken up to rain more times than I'd like to remember.

    You pick your escape. But playing solitaire all day...I'd almost rather play Russian Roulette.
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  14. sphyrnidus

    sphyrnidus born to ride

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    I take 1) wife and 2) books on phablet That should suffice.
    I hate games :)
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  15. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Yeah, I don't ordinarily get in to camp at 0800 either, or spend much time there. I'm out to ride, not sit in camp.
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  16. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    Sure.

    Now, you're in Montana; I'm not far away. The weather here, to me, is still somewhat novel.

    In the East, in the Great Lakes region...all-day rains are not only possible but commonplace.

    Sure, I'll ride through a rainstorm. If the weatherman predicts a full day of it, though...I'm out to ride, but not to suffer.
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  17. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    you forgot the late evening game of "will it burn" usually starts after much liquid refreshment
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  18. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    I carry when I camp...but it's not tiddlywinks.
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  19. CSI

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    We play quarters and tell stories...
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  20. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    Solo it’s two tallboys and Pink Floyd on the earbuds.

    Non solo it’s fire and bs’ing.
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