I'm back home now and things are getting back to normal. The truck is slowly getting unloaded, the emails from people interested in my guns are being caught up with, and the guns that were purchased have been shipped out. So I'm now able to get back to my normal state of relaxation.
I learned a lot from my minivacation that hopefully will enable me to enjoy my next one even more. I think one of the many things I've learned is that camping in a tent is a lot more work and effort than living in an RV. I also learned that there's a lot more things I have to carry camping to be comfortable than I had imagined. And being able to carry it all in the truck and at the same time have room to possibly sleep in the passenger side is going to be difficult.
But it was fun to be able to go somewhere and live fairly comfortably without having the Arctic Fox with me. And I think having that capability will be an asset in the future by opening up the ability to go places and do things that are difficult to do in the Arctic Fox.
I learned that making camp and breaking camp is very time-consuming when you're trying to maintain a level of comfort that exceeds what you have if you're sleeping on the ground and sitting on a rock. All of those things that make the camping trip comfortable require time and effort to set up and take apart which means that if I want to stay someplace for one night and I don't have the capability of sleeping in the truck, then setting up a comfortable campsite and taking it down the next morning is going to be hardly worth the effort.
I learned that I'm able to set up the tent, and put the fly on it by myself, in a pretty stiff wind. I figured out that cooking outside has all sorts of problems associated with it and is going to need some refinement, hopefully without adding more camping gear. I have no idea how I'm going to do that, But I simply have no room for more gear.
I had to pack the Coleman away a little wet, and since we've been having scattered showers here in Denver in the afternoons, I had to set it up in the garage to let it dry out.