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Old 07-30-2016, 10:35 AM
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Always have little projects out at camp to keep me busy. Today's project was simple enough and something I've been wanting to do for years but never got around to it.

Anyone with a camper will agree that there's never enough counter space. I looked to remedy that by getting an extension shelf from an rv place. Only problem is that they wanted $125 for a shelf and the brackets. I consulted my go to supplier (ebay) and ordered a set of brackets for $7. I then took an old wooden TV tray, removed the bottom supports, cut off 4"on one side, then installed the brackets. On the inside of the cabinet I added a piece of half inch plywood I had leftover from another project. This is just for added support as the cabinet is paper thin for weight reduction.


I'll have to bring out a piece of sandpaper to smooth the cut edge. Overall looks good.

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We started a tradition last summer. For the august long weekend we hold a golf cart parade. It's fun for the kids. I didn't enter this year. Some decent effort went into the carts.




Now it's beer o'clock. She who must be obeyed is inside prepping supper. We have friends coming over for a steak supper. Then back over to another friends for the usual fire where friends and marshmallows get toasted.
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So we were sitting around the campfire again last night and she who must be obeyed turns to me and says "why don't we start looking at campers to replace ours". Well. Less than 12 hrs later we have the perfect one picked out for our family. We talked about new vs used and I was always a big advocate for getting something used as the new ones lose value as soon as you haul them off the lot. But with 4 kids we want something that will fit every criteria that we have set out for what we need. Here's what we settled on.....
http://www.keystonerv.com/passport/m...e/model-mobile
It has sleeping for 10. Separate rooms for both us and the kids. A nice size kitchen. Outdoor kitchen and shower. Pretty much everything we need. Also, it's designed to be towable by a regular half ton. And it's 2 feet longer than our current camper.

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Hard to believe camp season is drawing to a close. I went hunting this morning then built a new home for the atvs.



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It got downright chilly last night. We all rebuilt the main fire pit with larger rocks yesterday. It looks great and the larger rocks reflect more heat. Of course I was more or less supervisor on this job since I can't lift anything more than 15lbs.

Temps are sitting at -3celcius right now. We got our first frost. Hard to believe last week I wore shorts out here.

The boat is covered up with a tarp for winter. The patio furniture is put away. Today's plan is to do a little bird hunting then help prepare the thanksgiving feast. We plan on about 40 people for a huge potluck supper including turkey and all the trimmings.

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Thanksgiving at camp. Went hunting this morning. Now time to eat.



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The camper is now put to bed for the winter. All the food taken out. Water systems drained. The atvs are also put away in their new home. The boat is covered. We had a great season this year. In years past we were lucky to be able to get out there by mid may and be done by mid September. This year we were out by mid April till now, thanksgiving.

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Why did you put the ATV's away? I use mine just as much in the winter.
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I kept them at home 3 years ago and basically they just sat there all winter taking up space in the garage. Atvs don't go so well in 4ft of snow.

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Atvs don't go so well in 4ft of snow.
You just need better tires.
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Lol. Yep. But even if I could get the thing running good in the deep snow my body won't allow it anymore.

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I always enjoyed camping when I was younger and in my heyday. I loved deer camp too. Now that I'm older and the bones creak, moan and groan when I get up I don't think I could do it anymore.

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I totally understand the bones creaking and moaning. I sure feel it today.

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Not directly related to camping but as this was found only 30 or so miles from camp it raises curiosity. For years experts have denied the existance of mountain lions/cougars in this area as there have been only a few unconfirmed random sightings of cougars in all of ontario. I guess this is proof that they are here.

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Not directly related to camping but as this was found only 30 or so miles from camp it raises curiosity. For years experts have denied the existance of mountain lions/cougars in this area as there have been only a few unconfirmed random sightings of cougars in all of ontario. I guess this is proof that they are here.

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I wonder why they say that they're not likely to be a resident species in Ontario?

We have them here in East Texas too. I've seen the back half of one as it disappeared, I've heard the snarl of one (probably the same one), once in 20 years. Other people have caught a glimpse of one and people report having seen tracks but generally, you're pretty lucky if you catch sight one. We've plenty of prey. White tail deer have reached plague proportions in some places and it's not helped by immigrants feeding the things. My understanding is that they can pretty much live anywhere but the fact that they are so seldom seen is because they're shy around people ... unless they're really hungry.
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That would make sense. We do have a growing deer population here in Ontario. We also have a growing population of timberwolves here and I'm curious as to the difference between a wolf track and a mountain lion track. That might explain why they dismiss sightings if they believe the tracks to be wolf instead of mountain lion. Both are of similar size.
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I was out at camp march 26th(first picture) trying to get the boat and truck camper home. After service I went out again and the snow was almost all gone. So I finally got the camper and boat home.

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First fire of the season. The lovely missus stayed in town with the two oldest boys to go to a christian country concert while I headed to camp for the night to dewinterize the camper with our foster daughter. Only a couple others out this weekend. We took the atv for a short ride as well as the old golf cart. Now enjoying a nice quiet fire.
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