Planning a camping trip

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vijay41
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Camping trips are usually planned along with family and close friends. Now that you have your list of participants, get together to discuss various activities that you will have during your camping trip. Each one will definitely have a lot of inputs to give and make the whole trip much more exciting and enjoyable.

Games are an important part of camping. Make sure you take along several indoor and out door games. Out door games can be ball games and musical ones where everyone can participate. Bring along a musical instrument like a guitar or bongo drums to make the evenings entertainment around the camp fire. Indoor games like cards, scrabble, chess and many others will help just in case the rains upset your out door activities.

Get to know the talents of the camping group and you could have a talent show at your camp. Make a list of all the activities and games that you can have on your camping trip and carry what you need for it.

A radio, iPod or MP3 player or any other music provider can enliven the trip too.
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LMills
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Camping...with Crohn's? Is this for real?

I think 'bring an army pack filled to the brim with toilet paper rolls, medicated moist wipes, bottled water and meds' would be more prudent. And those heating pads.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey LMills - I don't think the above post was really meant for this board. But, I have been camping w/ crohns and it is possible. It just takes some careful planning.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


LMills
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I know. I couldn't help myself I guess...

But I was thinking more along the lines of Crohn's during a flare. I don't think you could pay me to do that.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Sniper
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   Posted 2/3/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
And guys, dont forget to pack the TP. Lots and lots of TP. An extra porta potty will come in handy too. Remember not to wipe with poison ivy, and to spray air freshener so as not to knock the squirrels from the trees or attract big foot. Alway set up the porta potty down wind of the cooking area and up wind of Uncle George, you know, he snores so loudly. Never build a fire near the porta potty , need I remind you of what happened to the hair on uncle George's behind last year ??? Its almost grown back now but he still has some loss of feeling in his,,,,hmmmm,,, other southern regions. Never dangle your toes in the bayou , Gators are attracted to movement , Ask your cousin , Nubby..
Games will include, outswim the gator, snake in the sleeping bag, coons in the tent and hide cousin Joes bongo drums, guitar , Kazoo and any other so called musical instrument he may bring . Make sure to bring shovels. In case of rain we will play watch the tent leak and dry the clothes near the fire,,again..
I can hardly wait for the smell of insect repellent, burned food and animal scat. See you all there...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


snohare
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   Posted 2/3/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
nono I get the feeling that your camping experiences in the past may best be described as "in tents lay worrying", eh Sniper ?
LM, I have been known in the far distant past to be camping when the gurgles hit. And yes, it was pretty butt-numbing, but it's amazing how effective a tourniquet a rucsac hip belt can be ! idea smilewinkgrin

Hey, did you notice the "anti-bloating and gas drink" they advertise ? Mm, might be worth looking into..bizarre place to market it though it is.... eyes

Post Edited (snohare) : 2/3/2009 5:50:11 PM (GMT-7)


FallColors
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   Posted 2/3/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   

I think camping in the woods would be very freeing.  Why bother about port-a-potties when behind any tree will do?   No gotta-go anxiety.   idea     Or just go in water.  Swim in lakes and streams -- alot.   devil

If you need to go when climbing the side of a cliff, don't worry!  Just let loose!  Just be considerate and be the lowest person on the rope. skull

I love the "guitar or bongo drums to make the evenings entertainment around the camp fire."  You don't need an instrument to join in.  Just toot around the fire.  Now thats entertainment!!  Keeps the bears and mosquitos away too.   shocked

Food would be easy.  Don't bring any.  Only go during a flare so you won't want to eat anyway.  tongue

And if you mess in your pants, don't worry.  After several days, everyone smells bad.  Another smell that will scare the bears and raccoons away.


Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


pb4
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I'd do very well without my port-o-potty, sometimes I sit and push for a bit and that would get uncomfortable especially if I lost my balance and ended up with thistles or something stuck on my butt cheeks (or worse, my luck). Besides, I don't go anywhere without my port-o-potty, it's conveniently located in the back of my van for me to use whenever and wherever I go...and it's come in handy enough times that's for sure.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Sniper
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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Its not always easy to find a ,,smooth barked tree to lean against and a rough barked tree is most uncomfy as it leaves imprints in your fanny . Also its a sinking feeling after droping our pants and leaning against a tree to then find we have done our business in our dungarees after all .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember to stand up hill and point your butt downhill! Our good old friend gravity likes to see us run away from our own mess.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


LMills
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   Posted 2/4/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
And mind where you're going when it's the middle of a night. One girl told me of her own horror story where she needed to use the restroom, couldn't see where she was going, and started it right by her friend's head. Now if that happened with a Crohnie..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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