Hi everyone, We are Paul, Connie, Becky and Brandy. We live in south county. We have camped most of our life together. We just moved up to a pup this year, and as such logged the most number of nights camping so far. The girls and i enjoy hiking, and Connie likes the quiet time while we are gone so she can nap. Dry camping would definitely be a possibility for us, if a battery will operate a CPAP machine for a couple of nights. Hope to meet as many people as possible over the years to come. Happy Camping!
Mick and Sheri McCullah here from Russellville Arkansas. We did the popup thing in the eighties, switched to tent camping for years, then went back to a popup in 2007. Mick works for a nuclear plant and I am self employed as a Civil War Era Merchant, which means I still sleep in a tent, and drive two foot long tent stakes--which is why my recreational camping is now in a popup!!!! We bought a 2007 Palomino yearling 4102. Love it.
Love the Ozarks! My ancestors and current relatives have been within a couple of miles of the Buffalo River since 1862-love to float the Buffalo even though it gets a bit crowded when the water is good.
Love to camp anywhere!!! Getting up early, putting on coffee, and sitting down and relaxing and watch and listen to nature in the early morning.
All Time favorite place is Yellowstone---I would live there if I could.
Mick and Sheri McCullah 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 2007 Palomino Yearling 4102 2 rat terrors (not misspelled) 3 mangy cats-not campers--just like to sit on camper and, OH, 1 DD 26 yrs. old who hates camping if there is not internet 2 SILs who love to tag along camping too
Post by outdoorxman on Dec 3, 2007 18:55:43 GMT -6
Hi guys, your post begs a few questions. What merchandise do you sell? Is it reproductions or original items?
We would like to float the Buffalo someday. I have been told the upper portion is the best. I hope you will review the river some time and give us some suggestions and advice when we get to that point.
I'm Louie, DW Rhonda and son Jarrod (10). I'd been away from camping for years until Rhonda and I started up again several years ago with a tent in Texas. We soon decided that we enjoyed being away from it all, but if this camping thing was meant to continue we had to get something with a bit of A/C (gasp!) I'm sorry, but 90 degrees at midnight just sucks the fun right out of it for me. We did the Pop-Up bit for awhile, then moved up to a Jayco Hybrid.
We moved back home to Missouri in October of '06. Now that we are back I want to make the most of the great outdoor opportunities that this part of country offers. We've since bought a canoe, and (gasp again) a tent.
Rhonda won't be doing many of the offroad trips with me, but I hope that Jarrod gets the bug and comes along.
Hi there.....My name is Jim and I'm no where close to the Ozarks but down in the flat lands of Florida! Reading a lot of posts on the Ozarks area, we're thinking about doing our summer trip up there. We are a popup family, me, wife and two girls. We have a Fleetwood Sequoia and usually have the kayak tied on top. If any one needs information on Florida camping, please let me know!
Melody and Gene here we fill like we have a small advantage on most of you as we live in the beautiful Black River Recreational Region of the Ozarks in Southeast Missouri. We manage a campground outside of Lesterville. We have four grown children ;D and so far have 3 DGS and 1DGD. Our whole family loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, floating, fishing and hunting. We are not serious hikers but walk a lot of trails just to enjoy the scenic vistas. We mostly tent camp, but as our bones hurt more we sometimes use our conversion van that is very comfy.Yes it looks like we need to sign up in the old goats club too. It is nice to make your acquaintance and hopefully we will meet in person while out enjoying and challenging our selves with our next outdoor adventure. Have A Great Day! Mel & Gene
Hi Y'all, yeah thats southern! We live in south central Missouri, Mountain View to be exact. My name is kevin(29) and my wifes name is Jen(34) we have two boys and we are currently members of the . Hope to see some of you someday. ;D
Post by themanfromvan on Feb 22, 2008 14:56:02 GMT -6
Hi everyone !! My name is Dave and I am from a little town in NW PA by the name of Van. I found this site through postings on a pop up camping board that I belong to and recognize many of you here from that board. I wanted to join all of you on this website so I could see all of your pictures and learn of all your adventures.
My wife and I are proud parents of three childern - Elizabeth, age 12 - Olivia, age 9 and Robert, age 6. We are avid campers, staying mainly in state parks in both PA and OH.
My outdoor adventures date WAY back into the 1960's and 1970's when I camped both with my parents and my Boy Scout troop. Besides camping, I enjoy paddlesports, hiking and bicycling. Here's a photo of our current camping set up - a 2001 Rockwood Freedom towed by a 200 Chevy Blazer -
I look forward to reading your posts. I see your group is quite active, so I'm sure there will be plenty of photos and tales of adventures as the weather begins to co-operate.
Hello everyone we're Keith and Sue from Pacific,Mo. Both of us were born in St. Louis, Sue on the north side and I'm from the south side. Sue's been living in Pacific for 30 years and I moved out here from the city 16 years ago. We have four kids,two each prior to meeting each other. When we got married everyone asked us when we where going to have ours. But I think four is enough! Tony the oldest at 29 works and still lives w/ us(sigh). Tammie 24 is married w/two lovely grandchildren, Michael 5 and Julie 2. They live in Villa Ridge,Mo (Thank God}. Both of them are Sue's kids. Kyle 18 and Kirk 16 are my two boys and in H.S. and live w/ us. We love to camp,canoe,fish,hike and hunt all over Missouri, but mainly south of I-44, especially the Ozark National Scenic Riverways,Jacks Fork,upper Current, Montauk. We love to trout fish. I work at Bellerive Country Club as a asst. facilities manager in the clubhouse(love my job) but I am on call every other weekend. So we go camping every other weekend. When I'm on call and have to stay close to home(they pay me extra for that) we go to the many MDC locations close to home. Pacific Palisides on the Meramec River is a few minutes from my house where we hike, deer hunt, swim and fish. Catch some big cats on trot lines. We also hike Young CA, La Barque Creek CA,Greensfelder,Rockwoods Reservation, River Round CA just to name a few. We also do a lot of canoe floats 1 and 2 day trips on the Current,Meramec,Jacks Fork, Huzzah,Big Piney and a lot more other rivers. Whether it is floating and camping in a tent overnight on a gravel bar or spending days justed camped along the river I think this is what we love to do most. All ready have some trips planned. We will be at Montauk State Park April 2-6 to do some trout fishing. Can't wait, I'm ready to leave now. Have been tenting it for 20+ years and just recently bought a pop up. What an upgrade from tents, but I won't give them up as there are too many places that we go where you can't get a camper to. Every year we camp for 9 days in Mark Twain Nat. Forest in a tent in November w/ just a buddy heater deer hunting. Not any more. At least when when we go there. Got lots of pictures of the places listed sbove and will be posting more of the local places around here in the next couple of weeks. community.webshots.com/user/clarkgable100 In the mean time I will be reading your posts to learn more about all of you and I hope we all will be camping together soon. Keith
Keith & Sue 95 Flagstaff 176SD 99 Chevy Silverado 4X4 Ext Cab Pacific,Missouri Camping in the Ozarks,Simply the Best!
Hey all, my name is Dave and I just joined up yesterday. Off road camping is something that appeals to me and I'm always on the lookout for out of the way places in Missouri to set up camp. We primarily are interested in "dry camping" as it's called in the pop-up world...we just call it camping.
My wife (Natasha) and I have been tent camping our whole lives, but we just bought our first pop-up trailer. It's a Fleetwood Neon, basically a tent and furnace on wheels. Out of the box, it's not built for rough roads, but we have a few plans to make it handle and hold up in some rougher terrain. What attracted us to the Neon was it's small size, outboard wheels/tires, and light weight.
We also enjoy paddling Missouri's clear running streams and rivers. Our canoe is an Old Town Guide. Hiking is another outdoor activity we enjoy together.
We love camping in our home state of Missouri and neighboring Arkansas, but some of our out right favorite places to take extended trips are Southern Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the Appalachian's in North Carolina.
I'll post some links to our pictures in the picture forum.
Hi Guys, Tom Griggs here, just picked up my first pop up, a 94 fleet-wood cape cod model. I live in Jacksonville Arkansas. She will be going on her first trip in April to Gilmer Texas, Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area. My main hobby is my Land Rover which I off road quite a bit, but just got back into shape so looking to star doing some hiking. Love to fish. My wife and both my boys are really looking forward to using the camper, we have used a tent for quite a few years. If there are anymore offroaders here just holler at me.
Post by mosportsmen on May 3, 2008 15:12:58 GMT -6
Hi I am Tom,
I am the webmaster of MoSportsmen.com and Allen asked me to exchange links with him after discovering my website. I have a 12 year old boy and we like to float and camp in the Ozarks but we live up here in Kirksville so we don't get to do that too much. Up here we fish and hunt and boat on Thousand hills lake and other small lakes in north Missouri.
Post by grumpyolmike on May 4, 2008 21:01:52 GMT -6
Hey, y'all I'm Mike, my wife is Sharon, we have two dogs, Polly, a mini Pekingese and Heidi, an mini Dachsund. We did a lot of tent camping when the kids were younger. Then were out of the camping for several years. A few years ago the wife and I started tenting again. But, over the years the ground had gotten harder and farther away, so we "moved up" to a PUP. Then the PUP got harder to set up and took so much time that we "moved up" to a TT. The TT has a queen bed, microwave, furnace, AC, etc. We keep it ready and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to hitch up and go. We went camping as much in Sep and Oct last year as we did in the previous two years. I bought a week of vacation so we could go more often this year. I work 4 ten hour nights, so just about every week has a long weekend and a possible camping trip. We usually go to the SPs in the area so there's no long trips wasting time driving. We are considering a trip to Branson as our longest drive. I will visit the site frequently and post occassionally, so see y'all around.
Mike and Sharon Polly (miniPeke) Heidi (miniDach) 2001 Ram 1500 4X4 QuadCab 2007 AmeriLite21MBLE
Hello, I'm Marsha and my DH is Earl we have been married now for 14 yrs and our first date was at Devils Den state park. We have 6yr old B and B/G twins 5mnths. I hope we can get back to camping this time next yr. We sold everything to move when we found out about the twins. I have had a pup and a hybrid and I think I want to go with the pup slider next time. I only like to tent it when we hike a trail. My fav trail is Ozark Highlands. we camp some with my Dad he has a hard side. he makes a great omelet in a plastic bag no clean up. Hope we can camp with some of you some day.