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Old 09-17-2015, 05:45 AM   #43
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Greetings from northern Michigan. While I no longer have the desire to winter camp we did for many years during deer season. There was only one time we had to have the DNR bring in spare gas as we were snowed in for an extra week. We always boondocked. All lines were drained and had RV antifreeze so melted snow and bottled water were in order. We always skirted around the base of the motorhome and the trailers then banked the skirting with snow. We carried chains but rarely use them. We used bubble wrap cut to the shape of the windows for additional insulation. (you could peel it right off in the day time to let sun in and enjoy the view. As for bathroom facilities our location had a old style outhouse that was quite chilly so you didn't need reading material. We carried a generator to charge batteries (a lot of them) and used gas lights for the card games at night. Heavy blankets, heavy clothes, spare food and always let the DNR know where we were. The first deer (camp deer) became part of the food stores. By the end of the second week we were tired, cold and ready for a real shower. Looking back it was beautiful, peaceful and great times. That said I think I will get ready to head south in a month or two. I have had to much fun winter camping.

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