Here's another new RJ forum, for us outdoor guys!

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    Sep 13, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    Again, great thanks to Chris, who emailed me about this. It mirrors exactly what I asked him, to the word, for those of us who wanted a forum for topics dealing with the outdoors, a big interest area for many of us RJers.

    GAMRican recently posted a thread about having a hiking forum, and some questioned whether there'd be enough interest & activity. I had already made this suggestion, and had intended that hiking be a part of it. After all, many guys who hike will also camp, fish, hunt, canoe, and do many other outdoor activities at the same time.

    So I hope (and had kinda promised Chris) that we'd have some activity here, to justify a new Forum. Let's make it happen, guys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    Good to see this on here!

    I love kayaking but basically never get a chance to do it. I am hopefully going to buy my own kayak next year though so will be doing it more then icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    NickFit saidGood to see this on here!

    I love kayaking but basically never get a chance to do it. I am hopefully going to buy my own kayak next year though so will be doing it more then icon_smile.gif

    I have gone kayaking & canoeing with my son. One of my dreams is to own a German Klepper folding kayak. I've wanted one since the 1970s, but either couldn't afford one, or the circumstances were wrong. I live alongside a river now, and as soon as I get about $3000 USD I can spare... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    I've seen some decent looking recreational kayaks for around £500, so I think that's going to be my treat for next year. I live near the Thames, and plenty of small lakes and a canal, so lots of places I can kayak locally, and then I can go for holidays in the UK and take it to some more exciting places too!
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    NickFit saidI've seen some decent looking recreational kayaks for around £500, so I think that's going to be my treat for next year. I live near the Thames, and plenty of small lakes and a canal, so lots of places I can kayak locally, and then I can go for holidays in the UK and take it to some more exciting places too!

    I would gladly use a more common rigid kayak, which doesn't cost much in the US, but storage in a Florida condo is a problem (think UK flat).

    So the Klepper folding kayak appeals to me. Plus I can transport it in the trunk (boot) of a small car, if I want to use it somewhere besides right outside our condo here.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    canoeing is the best. just started to kayak so not to good yet but i wm getting there.
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    Sep 20, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    I just finished two nights camping on the Wisconsin River. We kayaked and had a great time.

    Who wants to go?

    Heading back in October to catch more color and see the bald eagles.
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    Sep 22, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    We have needed a forum like this !! Thanks
    I enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, mtn biking. I try it all so it will not get boring.

    Went on a great hike and river rock hopping adventure today. Made our way to a waterfall. Awesome day !!
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    Sep 22, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    I love that there is an outdoor life forum now...gay campers and adventurers will no longer be ignored! icon_wink.gif

    Looking forward to Columbus Day weekend...go camping in the mountains of Virginia every year at that time....perfect weather during the day, and just chilly enough for a hoodie at night. We usually just load up the car, head for the mountains and pick a place when we see one we like, dispersed/primitive camping please, none of that "heres an electrical outlet, RV hookup, and public shower/bathroom" BS..save that for the 'campers' w/ kids.
    Wherever we end up, Im the first to grab a compass and find some trails...the mountains and valleys of VA are beautiful in October, leaves are changing, weather is agreeable, and less people. I love it. Plus, you usually end up walking upon a waterfall of different sizes, some with swimming holes at the bottom....clothing optional, but you wont catch me in the water in October, hell, that waters cold in July! haha.
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    Sep 22, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    Not to one-up anyone, but I posted a thread two and a half years ago asking why we didn't have a forum for camping and hiking, and if we could please make one.
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    Sep 28, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
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    sounds like an awesome trip. I am up near Chicago and have Wisconsin and Illinois to explore. Would love to try one of those clothing optional hikes icon_smile.gif
  • Geoedward

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    Sep 28, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    I love the outdoors. I am a nature freak. We just bought kayaks for our trips to P-town and we have an area near our house called Lums Pond. We will be taking them to ocean city next year as well. We also do a lot of biking, especially in P-Town.
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    Sep 28, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    Who want's to go camping !!!
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    Sep 28, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    Sounds good!
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    Oct 03, 2010 9:14 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidI love the outdoors. I am a nature freak. We just bought kayaks for our trips to P-town and we have an area near our house called Lums Pond. We will be taking them to ocean city next year as well. We also do a lot of biking, especially in P-Town.

    We just flew back from Boston on Sept 30, including a trip to P-town 21-23. Saw a number of SUVs with kayaks on their roofs, but none in the bay despite very warm weather. The only kayak we saw in use was on the Concord River in Mass. the next week, shown here at the North Bridge by the Minuteman monument (that's my partner in red on the bridge itself)

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    Oct 03, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    TRACKBOY111 saidWho want's to go camping !!!


    Let's go.....icon_razz.gif
  • handsoffire

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    Oct 03, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    We hike as much a s we can, just did frenchmans peak, went out to do turtle head yesterday tho it was still a bit warm here in vegas.
  • Intercoastal

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    Mar 13, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    to all want to but kayaks i have owned several test out different types river, touring,sit on top, long short there are alot of varience in the way they handle and in different types of water some boats cross over from sea to lake but apply properly and years of fun ..... used to lead kayak trips in the boundry waters
    also dont drop more than 200-300 on your first boat youll buy another shortly as soon you get started just a learning boat the first one "used craigslist"