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Saturday, July 23, 2016


I'm surprised that you don't keep your water tanks full Howard. Being a full-timer I would have thought that that would be one of the "lessons learned" that you would pass on during your presentations to newbees.



No, we never travel with full tanks and there is usually no reason to fill tanks when there are water hook-ups. Putting a little water in the fresh tank when you arrive at a new location is a good idea, but advising folks to keep water tanks full isn't something we would recommend, especially for travel. We've had this issue come up two or three times in eleven years, so it's just one of those things that happens and isn't something that's worth changing habits for.

We don't haul around the extra water weight either - doesn't make sense to us to carry more than 1/3 tank of water. Hope the power comes back on quickly! How fun to have a good chat with the hikers.

Don't feel bad about the electricity going out. We live in Central NYState and have been having awful, but fast moving storms almost daily. They have been taking out so many trees and branches that electric keeps going out all over the state. Don't blame the campground as until the power comes back on we don't know if it was one place that was taken out or multiple places. I have really enjoyed your postings about camping in NYState.

When you fill your tank from the bladder, do you filter the water through your canister filter during transfer?

So sorry about your dad and the string of incidents. I would love to say I thought that was all atypical for New England, but as someone who lived there for 14 years I keep thinking...yep that sounds about right.

Consider Abel Mountain (Randolph) or Lake Champagne (Randolph Center) for next year. I've read good things about Abel Mountain. When in central VT we always stay at Lake Champagne. It's much nicer than Rest n' Nest (we've stayed at the latter and won't go back).

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