Camping, evil generators, etc......
Posted by hank jr on April 11, 2003 at 20:08:34:
In Reply to: Re: Name “using” etiquette posted by Alan on April 11, 2003 at 16:44:22:
Hey all- I don't like noisy generators either but they don't bother me unless the user is a jerk about it and has it running into the wee hours of the morning.
But honestly, why camp with a generator or all the other luxurious things so many folks bring out with them? What's the difference between a motel room and a camping experience where you have all the bells and whistles of a small home? I often stay in motel rooms, there is nothing wrong with that, but when I do camp I sleep in a sleeping bag with a jacket as a pillow, no tent, and enjoy sitting by the fire and talking before going to sleep at no set time-- just when my eyes begin to close and I feel tired. if I get rained on so what, if it is cold or hot I can seek consolation knowing that I am saving quite a chunk of change over that air conditioned motel room. Try camping like that if you have never done it before-- why not? You might just enjoy it more than the generator-r.v. approach.
Also, I don't beleive Jerry is responsible for not having the working generator. That is a great offer he extended to Alan-- it just shows a lot about his establishment. As Scooter said, a lot can happen mechanically and parts are hard to come by out there. I haven't spent as much time at Panamint Springs as I would like to, but the time there has been great, food excellent, and I will go by the sign some time and watch for bats.