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post #11 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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No, bears are not a concern in the Brookfield area. There are areas in NY where you have to be more careful about the bears. Cooking away from where you are going to sleep, hanging up your food in the trees, stuff like that, but the area that we were in has bears very few and far between

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post #12 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for that Im in New Zealand and the only predators are the one's riding the horses. Or a pice of paper being blown around. The only other one's we have are the idiots riding trail bikes or quads which are few and far between. We do have wild deer and pigs but don't pose any problem for the horse other than to run out of the undergrowth and spook the horse. That is always worth a laugh if its me that's riding.

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post #13 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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Lovely photos, I'm so jealous! I'd looove to go camping horseback. Do you ever camp with just items carried on your horse? If so what are the "essentials"?
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post #14 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I have done "minimalist" camping. You can see the thread here. First overnight trip

I never wrote down the essentias, bbut check out forum member Trails website. He has a lot on his site regarding camping and also does minimalist camping himself. His website is www.trailmeister.com
He has much more knowledge on the subject than I do.

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post #15 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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Been camping plenty and never had issues with wild predators. Biggest problem animals are other campers dogs but that is another issue.
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post #16 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 01:36 PM
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Nice!! I sure would like to do some packing again. I doubt it will happen here in NC, though. Just not my kind of terrain.

I will patiently wait for pannier photos. Heck, it is not like I have used them for a number of years. I'm sure they'll love some use...someday.
That stew looked so good I decided I'm hungry. Going for lunch now.
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post #17 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for the shout out Nokota. Just back from a few days in the Norse Peak Wilderness, hard to believe that within just a few hours of a major metropolis area are several honest to goodness wilderness areas.

Yes, I prefer to camp off of my riding stock, I think it's easier and less of a hassle than to deal with pack horses and mules. I've done both but at this point the low weight / low impact route is working for me. Here's a link to more info on my theories of lightweight horse camping.

Both methods will get you into areas like this

And let you do things like this

Sorry, Nokota, your stew looked good but fresh caught native cutthroat trout are hard to beat

But I prefer to pack and camp like this

as opposed to packing like this

To camp like this
(I will admit to envy of the folding chairs!)

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post #18 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 09:38 PM
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Lovely. My hubby just stopped by my work to bring me a coffee, I had your pictures up. He wants to do this. Thanks. Where is the showers & toilet? How do you keep the beer cold?
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post #19 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 10:28 PM
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Nokota, that looks like a blast!!! I'd love to camp off of the horses...that might just be way too much fun. We camp but it is in the Brenderup - certainly not a LQ but it works.

Robert, those are gorgeous pictures - that is guy heaven...roughing it camping, horseback riding and fishing.. that is the envy of most men!!!
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