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  • Went camping this weekend

    Hey guys,

    My wife, Daughter and I went camping this weekend and I thought I'd share a few pics.
    This was a "FAMILY" outing so don't expect to see debris shelters, and fresh squirrel roasting over an open flame.

    This was our first stay at Merchants Millpond which is a NC State park near the North Eastern coastal part of North Carolina. Merchants Millpond is actually more swamp than pond and offers many trails and canoeing for hikers, and campers. The campsites were drive in sites like most found here in NC, but were far more secluded and spaced out than most of our state parks. Merchants mill also offers sites that are accessable by canoe only.

    Since this wasn't a "Hike in" gig we bought most of our "comfort" oriented gear. aka Air mattresses, big stove, cooler, and the Taj-Ma-Tent, we call "The Nautilus"
    The campsite:




    The following shots were all taken from our canoe:













    Water snake taking a break under one of the thousands of Cypress trees:







    We Had almost given up on getting a good shot of a gator when my daughter spotted this guy sunning in the distance. He was somewhere between 8' and 10' long. He never took his eyes off of us as we drifted by.









    Many of the trails appeared to be old fire roads:





    Public canoe dock into neighboring Lassiter Swamp:

    Last edited by slowz1k; 04-25-2011, 10:18 AM.
    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

  • #2
    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

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    • #3
      Looks like a great weekend..

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      • #4
        Looks like fun!
        A government that can give you everything you need is also strong enough to take it away!

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        • #5
          amazing pics!!! Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a guys had a good time. Nothing wrong with camping like that once in awhile... But DAMN that's a HUGE tent lol!!
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          • #6
            What camera rig are you using?

            Looks like fun.
            Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
              What camera rig are you using?

              Looks like fun.
              I wouldn't call it a rig.. the camera is just a Panasonic Lumix with a 6x optical zoom, supported by a Rightarmus 1000 and five phalanges. :D:D:D

              It was a good time. We're looking forward to going back.
              The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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              • #8
                Nice pictures.
                "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
                -Ben Franklin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slowz1k View Post
                  I wouldn't call it a rig.. the camera is just a Panasonic Lumix with a 6x optical zoom, supported by a Rightarmus 1000 and five phalanges. :D:D:D

                  It was a good time. We're looking forward to going back.
                  I see what you did there....I just about googled "rightarmus 1000".....some really nice pics.....impressive little camera...:)
                  Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                  • #10
                    Awesome location, Echo!

                    Glad you didn't get et...
                    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                    • #11
                      coulda hadda gator over da fire geez naw man dat dare wuz awesome
                      the pack that plays together stays together

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                      • #12
                        Very cool Slowz.

                        O.W.
                        Things are seldom what they seem.

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                        • #13
                          Awesome pics!!

                          I have to ask though...what do ya do to keep a 10' gator out of the campsite much less the tent??
                          I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CountryGuy View Post
                            Awesome pics!!

                            I have to ask though...what do ya do to keep a 10' gator out of the campsite much less the tent??
                            I'd lay odds you keep the 12ga handy....
                            Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                            • #15
                              Great pics. We are heading camping in N.Illinois in a few weeks and the first thing my non-prepping, doesn't much care for firearms wife asked was if I was going to be carrying. Good to see she does think about what bad can happen sometimes.

                              I doubt we will see any gators though....
                              He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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