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Re: [ft-l] Shelters

Bush-man, I have to agree with you about shelter upkeep.  The ones i've seen
on the AT were even almost homes with 3 sides, concrete floors, one even had a
fireplace on one wall.  Grafitti everywhere and smelled like it was urinated
in daily.   I still prefer to camp a little off of the trail so that if you
don't know i'm there, you won't accidentally find me, or sign that i've been
there.  You never know who or what you'll find at a 'shelter'.
Pam, I know what you mean about the kids and tent sites.  While up at Torreya
last year, had a driving T-storm at night, but No rain in the tent.  My
daughter began to appreciate choosing a site.  The others with us had chosen
well also so the kids were not whining and cold since the temp was in the 40's
at night.
It wasn't the prettiest spot...

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