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10:21 a.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Hello, Trailspace! I been lurking around here for a while so I guess it's time for a formal intro. I live down in SoTex and have been gradually working my way from camping to backpacking. Over the past 6 years or so, my wife and I have done GUMO (lightning storm turned us around 300 yards from the peak), Big Bend, Rocky Mountain NP, Mount Si, and quite a few "primitive" weekend trips at the state parks. Over the past year I've replaced much of my older, heavier gear for newer, lighter gear. Not sure of my current base weight but it is significantly lighter than before. I found this site while researching gear and appreciated the reviews and forums. See ya around!

10:59 a.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Welcome to Trailspace, Cosmonaut! 

11:26 a.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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I got sucked in by the reviews also!  Welcome!  Would love to hear more about your primitive trips!

12:57 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Welcome to trailspace !

2:22 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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G'day

2:26 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Hey a cosmonaut, welcome to Trailspace. Great to have ya around for the fun. 

4:34 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Welcome. You're in southern Texas? A long way from here, but we're all doing it for the same reasons, right?

8:35 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Great to have you Cosmo!

You are already ahead of the game in that you're heady enough to turn around when the lightning is strking.

"Primitive" - is there any any other way? I say no there is not...

8:54 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Primitive just means the non-car camping sites at the Texas State Parks. Usually never more than 3 miles from the parking lot. I must admit, they were the next step up and piqued my interest in backpacking.

9:17 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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Welcome!

11:10 a.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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love your monkey

12:15 p.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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a_cosmonaut said:

Primitive just means the non-car camping sites at the Texas State Parks. Usually never more than 3 miles from the parking lot. I must admit, they were the next step up and piqued my interest in backpacking.

 Cool! Now I understand the context. For me that term extends to any sites that are non-car camping...

I was drawn to this communtiy from the reviews as well, and I look forward to reading your reviews in the near future.

12:50 p.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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a_cosmonaut said:

Primitive just means the non-car camping sites at the Texas State Parks. Usually never more than 3 miles from the parking lot.

In Britain, the word used is 'wild' camping, or what we in Canada usually refer to as 'random' camping. They all seem to mean 'not in an official campground'.

3:56 p.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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Stealth camping ?

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