Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:16:08 -0700
Reply-To: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [NVC] Do you like camping in the rain?
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Tell me more about this "RV outdoor mat." Sounds highly functional.
It's not like those creepy 10-ft by 12-ft rectangles of Astroturf that
RV-rs like to plop down outside their doors to further emphasize how
alienated they are from the outdoors, is it?
Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
On 10/11/2009 5:25 PM Chris S wrote:
> Dear Mr. Squirrel,
> Most of my camping is done in NC mountains, where you pretty much expect
> to encounter rain.Â To me a day of rain in the Westy is a nice break as
> you tend to focus inward and relax.Â A day of rain in the tent means
> chasing leaks, rearranging backpacks and hoping that you didn't pitch in
> a depression.Â (Well, you asked :-))
> I've found that an RV outdoor mat works well in the wet, damp, or sandy
> situations.Â Its construction allows water to drain through and fine
> sand to fall to the bottom.Â It also cleans your shoes well, as an
> added bonus.Â This helps to keep inside of your Westy, or tent, less
> messy.Â You place this mat just outside the entry.Â I imagine if you
> were to use a tent it would work well inside too as it would keep your
> gear above whatever water has gathered on the floor.
> 2009/10/11 Rocket J Squirrel <firstname.lastname@example.org
> How do you folks feel about camping in the rain? Any tips for
> keeping the
> inside of the van dry and clean?
> Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
> 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
> 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
> Bend, OR
> Chris S.
> Disclaimer: "Death and serious injury may occur"
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