Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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  1. BigZirp

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    You have a weekend camping trip all planned. It has been planned for a couple weeks. As the weekend inches closer the forecast shows rain, rain, and more rain. Do you call it a wash and change plans? Do go and hunker down because a bad day of camping sure beats a great day at the office?
    Also what activities would you run for active kids other then cards and board games?
     
  2. Ystranc

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    If it rains go swimming...you're not made of sugar, you won't dissolve. ;)
     
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  3. TexDanm

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    If you go swimming be real careful about getting sunburned. Clouds block the light but not the UV. The worst burn I ever got I was wade fishing under gray skies in a light drizzle. It is cool and easy to not notice it until you are a crispy critter. I like to fish in the rain during the summer as long as it isn't lightning. The fish will turn on sometimes on days like this. In East Texas in the summer you are no wetter fishing in the rain than sweating in the sunshine.

    Kids love to play in the rain. Ignore it and the kids will find a mud hole to play in and be happy as a baby pig in a puddle. It may be a little odd but this could be a chance to make some remarkable memories.
     
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  4. Old Geezer

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    Take raincoats, parkas, and tarps. Take stakes, paracord / guyline cord, tarp eyelet grommet grabbers, poles and such.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bundle-Pac...-Tent-Grommet-by-BAC-Industries-/291114060831

    Kids don't melt. They DO stink however. Towels, changes of clothes, spare shoes or Crocs, outdoor shower (women will appreciate this), hygiene stuff, ... Females don't like feeling grubby and they want to bathe their kids. I can't stand the smell of children and I have little patience for them in the first place. Shampoo, bring shampoo.

    https://www.vidaxl.com/e/8718475876557/camp-shower-solar-shower-outdoor-bath-10-gal-lqd

    Activities: Just get the boys eye-goggles, the rest will simply happen. Girls? How would any guy know what to bring for girls? Bring a first aid kit; Providone Iodine surgical scrub, Kerlix gauze rolls, 4 x 4s, tape, butterfly closures. Some sort of burn cream, maybe with aloe -- no antibiotics needed in burn cream. Bring a jar of Vaseline.

    I forgot to mention blankets. Guys will tolerate wool. Ask a woman about what the females will want ... don't argue.
     
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  5. BigZirp

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    Thank you for the laugh. Oh man....smelly kids! ....and i agree, i have been married for 15 years and im still clueless.... "yes dear" goes a long way. ;)
     
  6. lonewolf

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    depends on the purpose of the trip and the extent of the rain, there is nothing worse than sitting in a small tent with the rain lashing down day after day after day.
    believe me, I've been there, done that.
    on the other hand, it might be worse staying at home and being nagged to paint the front room!!!;)
     
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  7. BigZirp

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    Good news the rain passed by and looks like its going to be nice after all!
     
  8. lonewolf

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    go for it, have a good time.
     
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