Where to put a shelter when camping?

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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby Jackass » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:42 pm

Oh boy... hold on to your hat!!
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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby Elorrum » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:45 pm

above you is best. below you, not too good. prevailing winds from the SE to NW ?
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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby BBadger » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:52 pm

Umm.. on the ground?

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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby Earthwalker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:15 am

Halfway locate true north on your compass....walk as far south as you can go....look up the prime meridian on your phone...then stand and wait for a dust storm

Actually, don't even put up a shelter. Just roam into people's camps, preferably naked, and ask for water to rinse your hands with. do it and let all the water fall to the ground. use about 5 gallons. then pee behind their monkey hut.
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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby CornMan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:53 am

You want to place your shelter in the location where you wish to be sheltered from the elements. If you wish to be shaded from the hot sun, place the shelter where you anticipate being while you are being shaded by the sun. If you want to be protected from the wind, try to determine where you would place your chairs, camp equipment, etc., and place the shelter directly over that location.
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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby JayBobBoy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:24 am

Burning since 2002! Really?

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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am

You can always just crash in Center Camp. Millions of hippies do.
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Re: Where to put a shelter when camping?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Okay, is this shelter your tent? Your monkey hut?
Or are you asking where to camp?
Or how to lay your camp out?
Because I'm not sure what question you are asking. Sorry.
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