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Welcome to a world of sight and sound beyond primitive camping. The licks of morning bluegrass mixed with the burnt ozone smell of last night’s pork campfire supper settles on the morning dew. It’s the slow kind of day where everyone goes about their business, moving in three-quarter time, save for the occasional game of disc golf. An 18-0 skins score against Deadhead Ted at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Magnolia Disc Course is not a respectable score by any analytic. There’s always tomorrow and the secret is in the process.
Capt. Baitbucket is off trespassing illegally, using his solar-powered chainsaw to chop rotten firewood and Lucy is likely scanning through broken camps for leftover chicken bones. Lest ye remember, this is primitive camping so there are no recreational vehicles or mobile coaches about sir. Gone are the fancy days of kids and campers. Check with lost and found for lost the marbles and innocence. You must be 72″ to ride this ride. Some real special things can happen in the privacy of a mobile coach, even if it belongs to someone else. But this is primitive. With the advent of new and exciting camping accessories, primitive camping has gotten away from the idea of “roughing it”, and we are now moving into the realm of “glamping”.
Glamping is primitive camping with a little something extra. Just a wee bit more pizzazz under the roof. It’s those items that bring a shred more comfort and style to the entire outdoorsy experience. Picture, if you will, Genghis Khan’s tent perched high, somewhere above the Mediterranean, littered with pillows, feathery things, hanging candles, and incense. Smells like victory. It all sounds quite flammable but also mondo cozy. By adding just a few extra items to your adventure wagon, you can turn your next wilderness adventure into something straight out of camping lore.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to outdoor stylings and Lucy’s Roadtrip Glamping Necessities include just a few. Decide what you need to carry with you in search of your dreams. Perhaps you’ll come up with a few additional items that make your glamping site a banging success. These are some of her suggestions to get you started on your way to a personal mecca on the mountaintop of outdoor life. It’s only rock-n-roll but you like it.
Lucy’s Roadtrip Glamping Checklist
Tent: The glamping yert is a special-fancy place where all your dreams come true. Its open walls and flowing tapestries are the perfect place to enjoy a lazy siesta under the oak trees. Any sap that’s ever camped with Lucy knows that she spends most of her time in her stylized pleasure palace, buried alive under piles of grandma’s quilts. This is where scarves and silky flags can come in handy to make your escape something you truly deserve. You’ve worked hard for a long time and have put up with loads of shinola from the rat pack. This time it’s your turn to fly. Don’t be afraid to finally reap what you’ve sewn.
Canopies: Flags, tapestries and wind chimes are just a few of the things that you can drape from your canopy. The thug life requires a little privacy and plenty of bling. One placed over your yurt will help keep out the rain but remember that glamping isn’t necessarily made for inclement weather. Under the weight of a downpour everything soft and dry eventually clumps into puddles of sparkled feathers and Mardi Gras beads. Also, it’s wise to remember that ground score gear was likely abandoned for a good reason. Don’t expect great things out of it and if your canopy roof is filling with puddles of rain water, hang rocks from the edges to keep it taut. It’s all fun and games until the tall man gets a face full of limestone.
Bins: At some point, everything is going to end up scattered and disheveled, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try for a little organizational structure. Labeled bins can make it easy to transport and locate glamping supplies. Kitchen tools, tapestries, tarps, and other necessities can be safely tucked away until such time as you are ready to unwrap them for a night of jazzy fun. Don’t forget the techie box. Every campsite needs a little Bob Weir guitar while setting up the compound.
Tables: These are imperative for keeping your things away from nature. When beautiful, natural things like raccoons and ants find their way to your food and cooking apparatus, camping can become a real drag. Tables keep the food out of the dirt and sand. When cooking on a beach, an ice chest often fails to keep the sand from mixing with the fish. Tables are where it’s at. Have one for your cooking area, one for the drinks, and the floor model for entertaining fancy friends.
Toys: When your front yard is a world class disc field, it’s occasionally fun to sling the pill in the middle of the night. Under starry skies, barefoot hippies can usually be found slinging the disc until the sun comes up. Just be careful of crazy pit bulls trying that rip off your toe as they go for the interception. Contrary to popular belief, dirt serves as an excellent antiseptic.
Hobbies: Idle hands are the devil’s playground and some folks are liable to get into mischief if they don’t have some way to occupy their time. Activities such as tie-dying and beading are fun ways to pass the day. If that’ s not your bag, then feel free to wash some of those dishes that have been sitting in the sun for three days. Once the fun got started in Live Oak this year, proper care of people and property went straight out of the window. We turned our cooking tent into a museum where folks could pay a nickel to see how folks used to cook and clean before absolute mayhem came to town. Maybe you could sweep the leaves out of the living room or start the supper fire. Come to think of it, camping takes so much upkeep, who has time for hobbies?
Hats: Remember what the little blonde girl said, “Tan, don’t burn.” Camping takes place under the sun and too much of a good thing can bake your brain. You will need a wicker plantation hat for the sun and a warm ski hat for comfortable nighttime fashion. Like a string of pearls that goes with everything, a baseball cap is always a mandatory piece of travel gear.
Music: It’s time for a little pickin’ and grinnin because every campfire deserves a little mediocre guitar music. If you aren’t crooning with the bluegrass circle when the sun comes up, then you are a sleepy bear and should be judged accordingly. Next time, get proper rest so you can be a dancing bear. You’ll get enough sleep when you receive your final reward.
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Don’t worry about things getting too fancy. Folks have been doing this for years, there’s just a name for it now. It’s a certain kind of person who camps primitive style anyway. The key is to stay warm at night and cool during the day. Be ready for anything. Go play in the rain. If you’re anything like my traveling partners, you probably haven’t showered yet today.
Keep up with Lucienda Rosalita and the rest of the travel crew as we head north toward the Florida panhandle in search of raw oysters and royal reds. As the road stretches out between us and the beginning of the Dead summer tour, keep up with all of the upcoming Nail Travels adventures as we pass through the south en route to the briars and brambles and skate through Texas in search of the Lazlo, the last guy real American.