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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Snowbird, Feb 9, 2018.
Clearly we are easily upset, hence the heavy moderation.
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.
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.
Activity whilst camping ...haha ...unload, set up tent, lube chain, check tires, cook fire, eat, sling food cache high up, Sambuca....sleeeep.
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.
I just shiver until I fall asleep and hope I don't disturb the bears.
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.
Caveman TV for the win.
I have my own tiddlywink to play with when I'm camping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I take 1) wife and 2) books on phablet That should suffice.
I hate games :)
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.
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.
you forgot the late evening game of "will it burn" usually starts after much liquid refreshment
I carry when I camp...but it's not tiddlywinks.
We play quarters and tell stories...
Solo it’s two tallboys and Pink Floyd on the earbuds.
Non solo it’s fire and bs’ing.