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drsteve

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Posted: 02/04/20 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with others about the beach shelter. Inexpensive, light, easy to set up and store.


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Posted: 02/04/20 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lc0338 wrote:

I have 4x8 sheets of plywood that I lean up against the backs of the chairs or bench. I can move it around depending on the wind direction. You can drill holes in the top and bottom along the ends and tie multiple panels together and when no longer needed they can be stored out of the way. The heat really reflects off them and helps warm your backside [emoticon]
You take 4x8 sheets of plywood on your camping trips?


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We look out the windows at CGs and wonder why people are outside when it is windy. I have a feeling we're missing something - like there is a creedo that one must have a fire and be outside or else it is not true camping. When my friends ask me how I deal with the wind and cold when I camp, I look at them and say, "thermostat".


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We use those beach umbrella/shelters for that. They also help provide privacy when strategically placed between vehicles and RVs.


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We get our chairs and put our "Space blankets" (older than most campers in the park) on the chair then sit! Super wind blacker, but does not impede the air to the fire.
Small compact and store easily.


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Posted: 02/04/20 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2012Coleman wrote:

lc0338 wrote:

I have 4x8 sheets of plywood that I lean up against the backs of the chairs or bench. I can move it around depending on the wind direction. You can drill holes in the top and bottom along the ends and tie multiple panels together and when no longer needed they can be stored out of the way. The heat really reflects off them and helps warm your backside [emoticon]
You take 4x8 sheets of plywood on your camping trips?
Yeah, I was wondering if anyone was going to ask about that.


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Posted: 02/04/20 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another option for a windbreak is to run a rope five or six feet off the ground. Tie off one side of the tarp to the rope and stake the other side of the tarp to the ground making the tarp into a lean-to. make it high enough so that when you sit in your chairs it's over your head. Also works great in the rain for sitting at the campfire.

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fj12ryder wrote:

2012Coleman wrote:

lc0338 wrote:

I have 4x8 sheets of plywood that I lean up against the backs of the chairs or bench. I can move it around depending on the wind direction. You can drill holes in the top and bottom along the ends and tie multiple panels together and when no longer needed they can be stored out of the way. The heat really reflects off them and helps warm your backside [emoticon]
You take 4x8 sheets of plywood on your camping trips?
Yeah, I was wondering if anyone was going to ask about that.


When we knew the weather was going to be bad we've brought old and weathered sheets and pieces of plywood along when we new it was going to be muddy camping before. We used them as windbreaks or laid them down on muddy ground in our high traffic areas especially around the tables where we were doing our cooking so nobody slipped and fell.

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Posted: 02/05/20 04:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used some of those tall green fence stakes and put a tarp on it to make a circle around the fire pit



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Lwiddis wrote:

Campfire in breezy conditions?
In fairness not everyone lives in that tinderbox known as California...

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