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    Wow, nice write-ups and photos. Thanks for sharing.
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    I'm into white water rafting myself, seeing the pictures and reading the reports from your camping was fun, I certainly miss some outdoor time but I'll have to wait till the spring.

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    nice pix! sounds like so much fun!

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    Great photos and story. I enjoyed the read!

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    See, rest of America, California is more than the concrete jungles of Los Angeles & San Francisco! Thanks for the pictures, greenlight!

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    Great pictures!!

    Any 2008 camping pictures / video?
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    We're planning on leaving June 21. It should be another great trip. This year my youngest brother is coming along. He's 17 and just graduating from high school. (I'm going to try to get him to do some of the heavy work, like carrying rocks for the tents).

    We're rafting the same river this year (Trinity/Klamath to Pacific Ocean). The trip is later this year and that river is guaranteed to have good flow all year long. Also, it's easy to get to.

    I just ordered a new camera to replace my broken Canon. I chose the Canon A590 for its reasonable price and feature set, including manual control and AA batteries. I expect it will be good. I'd like to go DSLR, but haven't bothered due to the price and expecting to break the damn thing on the rocks or in the river.

    Here's my menu contribution for the trip:

    Couscous with chicken and salmon:
    • Chicken soup/canned salmon/canned mussels
    • Potato/carrots/celery
    • Salt/pepper
    • Ginger
    • Olives
    • Pistachios
    • Couscous

    Beef Chili:
    • 2 cans chili/black beans
    • can of corn, jalapenos, can of salmon
    • spices, rice,
    • chips
    Beef Barley soup with lentils:
    • Add celery/carrots/potato
    • Salt/pepper
    • Couscous
    These are guaranteed to have the guys scraping the bottom of the pot for the last bit.

    Some fresh limes and tabasco sauce are great to top off a delicious meal.

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    We're starting during the full moon this year, so flashlight use will be minimal. I'm bringing along my coast AA lenser, gerber FIRECRACKER, gerber sonic, and I think that's it. Even that's overkill. Walking around on a sandy beach with the full moon out hardly even calls for a flashlight. They mostly get used for reading before bed or showing off.

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    Trip sounds like a blast!!

    I returned my Coast AA lenser because it was too unreliable. Just a couple of drops from 4-5 feet rendered it useless.

    Not sure about your other lights, but I bought the Zebralight H50 Q5, which I would think would be nice in case it's cloudy. Also a Fenix L1D or L2D would be great for longer distance throw.

    Have fun!!
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    I did a little bit of video editing before my equipment failure. You can view a few vids that I uploaded. I'm no Spielberg, but I got something:



    I'm the final rafter. I always go first or last so that I can do most of the camera work.

    On this trip there was very little flashlight usage. I mostly used my gerber sonic, which is the very minimum.
    Last edited by greenlight; 07-17-2012 at 09:27 AM.

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    Cool trip...thanks for sharing ur stories and pictures.
    I need to grow some balls and do a trip like that.

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    This isn't from a camping trip, but it is survivalist related:

    I noticed miner's lettuce season had started and passed a healthy crop today, so I went back with a bag and harvested some for dinner:



    When I got home I put it in a bowl to soak to get off any unwanted matter:



    It tastes sort of like spinach. It'll make a nice salad for dinner.
    Last edited by greenlight; 03-26-2009 at 04:07 PM.

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    Nice find! I love wild edibles..........mmm

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    Wow, thanks for sharing, I just learned about a new wild edible.
    Keep it simple.

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    Nice pictures!
    What program did you use for the panorama pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornkid View Post
    Nice pictures!
    What program did you use for the panorama pictures?

    Tom
    I prefer Photoshop CS3. It does a great job at blending the sky.

    There is even an online panorama program that I haven't tried, yet:
    http://www.clevr.com/

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    Here are some pics from my most recent trip (2009). I needed a camera so I bought a Pentax K-m (K-2000) but I only had the kit lens to take along. We rafted the same river as last year (Trinity/Klamath/Pacific Ocean). It's a great trip and easy to get to, so we do it a lot.


    A little frog made friends with my brother and he rode along for a couple of days.

    Five boats

    Stacking rocks:

    Chili for dinner:

    Predator!!!

    Dad running rapids:

    Swimming!


    Nice bridges, California!

    Dad, brother, behind me for once:

    Lunch time:
    Ocean beach:

    This is a composite image of me paddling by my brother with the camera:

    Weitchpec bridge, confluence of the Klamath and Trinity rivers:


    There were no forest fires this year so the air was clear. We were blessed to have sun each day. Swimming was great, and I even met some local college girls on the bank of the river who gave me one of their beers. Fun fun fun!

    I cooked four meals out of six... pretty much the same recipes as last year... there were no leftovers.

    Once again there was very little flashlight usage. I carried my Gerber firecracker to the campfire and used it to find my tent. A little night time reading and that's it. My dad loves his headlamp, but I don't like them.

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    Again, thanks for sharing. Excellent photos. What a great trip.
    Keep it simple.

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    bump. I want all the new members to enjoy these beautiful pics.
    Last edited by dealgrabber2002; 02-15-2013 at 09:57 AM.

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    Hey greenlight, did you go camping this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealgrabber2002 View Post
    Hey greenlight, did you go camping this year?
    I didn't go camping this year (2011) . Home repairs required all of my time. Maybe next year we'll do it, again.

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    Great post, Greenlight. Good to see you're still around.

    My wife has a thing for the Inova X1 (gen1). I still have a couple NIP but I am dreading the day that the last one dies. I know this is off topic but have you ever found another light that has a beam even remotely like the gen1 X1?

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    Every year I come to this thread hoping to see more pictures. I enjoy your camping trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealgrabber2002 View Post
    Every year I come to this thread hoping to see more pictures. I enjoy your camping trips.
    Thanks, I haven't been camping in a while so I haven't purposely abandoned this thread!

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    Great post, man that looks like it was a fun trip.
    Great stove.
    You might like the books "Why buildings fall down" and "Why things bite back".
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    Ah, memmories of midnight runs on the South Fork of the American river. Chili Bar to Coloma under the light of the moon. It would sure be a lot less frightening now with water resistant head lamps and lights that can be taped to the fun-yaks. Oh to be immortal again. (20-26 years of age i thought accidents happened to other people)

    I wish I had the lights I have now when I was knocking around the rivers of Costa Rica and the 3 forks of the American. I had a piece of crap yellow plastic pelican Incan that ran off of 4 AA's and I thought I had a can of sunlight in my hand.

    Greenlight thanks for stirring the memmories.
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    bumpity. Hope you have time this year to go camping. We really enjoy your adventures. It's the next best thing since most of us can't do what you did or will do. So we'll tag along via internet.
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    Heading to Sequoia at the end of this month. Hope you had time this year to do some camping.

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    Some topics deserve to be unburied. A fun romp through Memory Lane.
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    Did any camping lately, Greenlight?

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