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    I'll be going to ArticMan for the first time this year. Any advice on what to bring for camping?

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    BEEEEEEER!!

    Just kidding, except thats what everyone else is bringin'! What kind of camping? Tent, RV, what?

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    You forgot the chips hunt_ak.....

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    Earplugs if you plan on sleeping at night.

    besides the obvious stuff:
    firewood
    chairs
    snow shovel

    if you tent camp:
    regular shovel
    garden rake
    broom
    Air mattress and good pad

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    what to bring is up to you, but I will suggest what to leave and thats the wife. She proubably would not be real impressed and your chances of going again, "well you would be sitting home like me."

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    Default Ouch!

    Ak Livin,

    Funny!!..., but I hope that isn't true! Maybe I'll reconsider bringing mine!

    Claude
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    Sorry I forgot to say I will be tent camping, or possibly just sleeping in the back of my K5 Blazer. I heard catalytic heaters work well...is that true.
    Any other suggestions.

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    bring some money and come on down to paxson lodge for a beer, I will most likely be in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan66 View Post
    Sorry I forgot to say I will be tent camping, or possibly just sleeping in the back of my K5 Blazer. I heard catalytic heaters work well...is that true.
    Any other suggestions.

    Even with Catalytic heaters you need good ventilation. Icing may be a problem in the Blazer if temps drop below zero. Which it has done in the past.

    I use my enclosed sled trailer with a catalytic heater and it works good. The biggest problem is condensation from the propane and normal breathing. I do put up a tarp between the entry door and our sleeping area. Kinda of like a mud room. Also put some thin foam board down on the floor. That keeps alot of the real cold air out from underneath the cots.

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    I heard from my neighbor who is an avid snowmachiner that this years Arctic Man was cancelled because they couldn't get insurance. Anyone else hear this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    Ak Livin,

    Funny!!..., but I hope that isn't true! Maybe I'll reconsider bringing mine!

    Claude
    Claude,

    I was joking and when we went she and I had a blast. Actually she was only not impressed with me when we were swing dancing in the beer tent and I lost my grip of her hand and she flew into the speakers.

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    I heard the race is canceled also.

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    I just got an email from the guys taking reservations. They say it's still on...and they are taking reservations for the camping spots

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    beer

    sun screen

    beer

    ear plugs are a great idea

    beer

    lots of firewood........then take some more

    beer

    lawn chairs with some boat cushions to keep your butt warm

    beer

    I'd go with a good tent before I slept in the back of a blazer

    beer

    cardboard appliance boxes for the floor are nice

    beer

    one of those tent safe heaters would be good

    beer

    and a lantern and stove if you're careful just during wakeup/cooking time

    beer

    snow shovels

    beer

    I wish I was going again this year

    it's a blast

    maybe a little extra gas but personally I thought it was worth the extra 50 cents a gallon to just pull up to the pump out there and fill her up........

    maybe some fireworks.........or just watch other people's

    last thing you might want........

    beer

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    I just got confirmation on my parking spots too, it's still on.

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    They're kicking around the idea of extending the sno-cross from the finish line all the way to the tit, having the sno-cross finish about halfway up the face.

    Thoughts?

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    That would be interesting!

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    Cool Ellamar

    You must mean the hillcross. From First Aid (the current hillcross finish) to the tit is about 2-3 miles. I can't imagine a hillcross that is 3+ miles long, but who would've ever imagined a 5 mile race towing skiers at 80+mph. So, like Kenairmk said, "that would be interesting". I'll be there to watch.

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    Glad to hear that they are still going to do the Arctic Man, that will leave all my ride areas wide open for me and my group!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkHunter45 View Post
    Glad to hear that they are still going to do the Arctic Man, that will leave all my ride areas wide open for me and my group!!
    Your thought definately has merit about other areas, but i'm still going to AM-09', the other places will have to wait.

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