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[–] ibepokey 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

my parents took us camping (and MANY road trips) regularly while we were growing up. it gave us a broader view of the world. definitely some great life-experience to be had there.

I think i'm better for it.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's awesome.

I can't wait for this summer I have two trips in mind so far. We are planning on Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and the WWI Museum in Kansas City.

*Probably catch a Tribe/Royals game while we are there too.

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[–] theamazingbyron 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Minnesota here. Camping in the winter is better because there are no bugs! And there's an old Scandinavian saying, "There's no bad weather, only bad clothing choices."

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[–] theamazingbyron 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

BWCA is perfect this time of year.

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[–] 3dk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My (German WW2 child) grandfather always said that, when someone complained why he has the heater so low during winter.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I have an older son and we started him at 8 or 9 with a .22 rifle. Small caliber long guns are fine around that age. Some say to use a bolt action, so they can't fire more than once at a time. I have a semi-auto so we used that, but I can see the logic of using the bolt action.

IMO pistols are dangerous to start with. Too easy for that short barrel to get pointed the wrong way.

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[–] Trumpwon-suckit 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Great insight! My son is 5. I plan on starting him this summer with a red Ryder bb gun.

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[–] theamazingbyron 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd agree with Titus. I started at 8 with a lever action .22. Before that it was a bb gun, I think at 5. But I imagine each child is different.

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[–] Strat0 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Camping novice here. Wish my parents took me camping when I was young, didn't get to do it until a few years ago and still learning all the time.

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[–] hairylarry 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I live in Arkansas and summer camping is hell and winter camping is a joy.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've been to Missouri a couple times, not down to Arkansas yet. Those flies and mosquitoes are no joke around that part of the country.

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[–] hairylarry 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Also snakes. And you get your best vistas after the leaves have fallen.

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[–] breakingpoint 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I live in Arkansas as well

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[–] hairylarry 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've been here over 40 years. Wasn't a great place to make a living but now that I'm retired no worries.

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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I remember my first time camping with my brothers around his age. I wouldn't dare poop in the woods. So we came up with a song.

Pioneer children pooped off logs, off logs, off logs.
Pioneer children pooped off logs, off logs, off logs.
Where ever they went, they carried a log, because out on the plains, their's no where to sit.
Pioneer children pooped off logs, off logs, off logs.

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[–] 7328393? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought something might rhyme with sit there.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And if he did get a cold, I'd never hear the end of it. Best to defer to the mom's judgement :)

There really is no joy like what you get from your children. It is an amazing thing.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I went on a hiking trip in Maine last year it was a lot of fun but a lot of trouble

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