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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 04:32 PM
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i remember sleeping on the ice in a tent, in my snow suite, on the bearing straight in alaska...

it was about 40 below outside, but about 20 above in the tent. but that was an ice fishing trip and my young mind thought figured it was supposed to be fun so i enjoyed it.

nothing is enjoyable about sitting on a steel plate for days on end. the only way i could sleep was to prop myself up by my body armor at the front of the seat and lean my head back as far as i could while propping my feet up on the seat in front of me. it basically put me in the fetal position with the small of my back laying on the edge of the steel seat.

strangely enough, i used to have no problem sleeping in a chair. that experience in Iraq changed that for me. i just cant do it nowadays, it makes me anxious and i wake up as i start to drift off. just the memory of all those pressure points...

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I used to love sleeping in the car when I was a little kid. I'd lay down, and the hum of the road would knock me out like a light. And then dad would wake us up and we'd be at a Waffle House for breakfast.
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Standing in a tree stand about 15 feet off the ground. It was about 35 degrees F and raining. It was dark and I didn't get any sleep the night before. I was not prepared for the weather. I had no rain gear. I was wearing thermal underwear, heavy wool socks, a coat and a one piece suit with a tassel cap and pack boots. I don't know how long I was asleep. At some point, my feet slipped off the two pieces of dead wood tied to a "V" in the tree. I fell the fifteen feet never knowing what happened until I awoke after my feet hit the soft ground and I sat down leaning with my back against the tree. I stayed out of tree stands after that. Yes, my .30-.06 was in my arms. I never dropped it. I don't know how. The safety was on. The last thing I remember seeing was a black bear in the distant woods, lumbering from left to right at about 100 yards. It was 1978. I was 16 years old.

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In the floor of a Ford pickup. Older brother got the seat. Night was cold, thunderstorms, etc. The only thing that could have been worse would have been stuck outside.

The misery is seared into my memory.
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Standing in a tree stand about 15 feet off the ground. It was about 35 degrees F and raining. It was dark and I didn't get any sleep the night before. I was not prepared for the weather. I had no rain gear. I was wearing thermal underwear, heavy wool socks, a coat and a one piece suit with a tassel cap and pack boots. I don't know how long I was asleep. At some point, my feet slipped off the two pieces of dead wood tied to a "V" in the tree. I fell the fifteen feet never knowing what happened until I awoke after my feet hit the soft ground and I sat down leaning with my back against the tree. I stayed out of tree stands after that. Yes, my .30-.06 was in my arms. I never dropped it. I don't know how. The safety was on. The last thing I remember seeing was a black bear in the distant woods, lumbering from left to right at about 100 yards. It was 1978. I was 16 years old.
Having fallen asleep in a couple of tree stands I'm amazed I never fell out. The older I got the less I wanted to be in one. A good friend of mine back in high school went out hunting in similar weather and he didn't dress properly and died from hypothermia.

Worst place I slept, we decided to fish a weekend tournament on Lake Michigan and we stayed out overnight. Wind kicked up and the lake was too rough and bounced our boat all night long. Got tossed around like a rag doll in it. For 2 days after I still felt like I was on the lake, everything going up and down, took a while for my equalibrium to come back.

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Had some interesting camping stories, but love camping so canít say they were really bad. When things donít go as planned itís called an adventure.

Worst night would probably be at a hotel. On a road trip traveling to meet both friends and family. NY then FL then back to PA. OMW back to PA alone it was late, getting tired and decided in the middle of the night I couldnít push it. Stopped at the cheapest truck stop hotel I could find. Room was grubby and immediately knew I was sleeping on top of the linens provided.

The bed had a coin slot for massages. Heard of such a thing, never seen it. Had to try it out, never have another opportunity to say I did. Soon as I put the coin in I knew it was a bad idea. The roar of the vibrating bead made me squeak and jump off of it. Then it of course got 10 times louder. It was like an out of balance washing machine and I swear it wanted to break away and dance across the room (visions of that Simpson cartoon). I had to sit on the bed to make the rumble quiet to a dull roar. Then I realize this really isnít one of those rides in front of the grocery thatís over in 30 seconds. Felt like forever. So, I called a BF and we laughed hysterically about how naive I am and the way the bed made my voice vibrate. Got about 3 hours sleep after all that excitement, then back on the road.
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My dad used to watch me while my mother worked at the hospital 2nd shift. He wasn't exactly responsible (or clean and sober) during this time period.

There are pictures of me sleeping/napping wherever i found a good spot.
The most memorable one I think is me passed out on the sliding board in someone's (not ours) backyard.

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In a decrepit house with huge rats. Literally with the rats.

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In a decrepit house with huge rats. Literally with the rats.
Sorry, Conan, that you had to sleep in close proximity to my RSXW and her juvenile, dopehead kids!

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In a decrepit house with huge rats. Literally with the rats.
that reminds me of a story...

i grew up in a house with big ass rats. we also had encounters with opossums, raccoons, and various other little critters that wondered in through the numerous holes in the floor and walls.

so, i had moved out and joined the army. met a girl, married her. my new wife wanted to visit my family, whom she had never met...


well, apparently a rat had managed to climb up on a shelf and knock over a heavy bowl on top of it, trapping it underneath. where it promptly ran out of oxygen and died. my parents, for the life of them, couldnt figure out where the stink was coming from.

i found it. half liquefied rotting rat carcass. they also had so many ****roaches that if you placed a drink on any surface in the house, it would have a roach in it within about 60 seconds during the day time, 10 or so seconds at night. there were always roaches visible no matter where you looked. growing up, i used to place down containers with molasses in them as roach traps. they would always be full by morning.

i tried to warn my poor wife. she swore it couldnt be worse than some of the places she had seen growing up. i think that experience traumatized her.

we spent one night there and she vowed to never return. we didn't.

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that reminds me of a story...

i grew up in a house with big ass rats. we also had encounters with opossums, raccoons, and various other little critters that wondered in through the numerous holes in the floor and walls.

so, i had moved out and joined the army. met a girl, married her. my new wife wanted to visit my family, whom she had never met...


well, apparently a rat had managed to climb up on a shelf and knock over a heavy bowl on top of it, trapping it underneath. where it promptly ran out of oxygen and died. my parents, for the life of them, couldnt figure out where the stink was coming from.

i found it. half liquefied rotting rat carcass. they also had so many ****roaches that if you placed a drink on any surface in the house, it would have a roach in it within about 60 seconds during the day time, 10 or so seconds at night. there were always roaches visible no matter where you looked. growing up, i used to place down containers with molasses in them as roach traps. they would always be full by morning.

i tried to warn my poor wife. she swore it couldnt be worse than some of the places she had seen growing up. i think that experience traumatized her.

we spent one night there and she vowed to never return. we didn't.
WOW! At least we didn't have roaches!😁
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Sorry, Conan, that you had to sleep in close proximity to my RSXW and her juvenile, dopehead kids!
Ok. That made me laugh! Thank you!😄
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Standing in a tree stand about 15 feet off the ground. It was about 35 degrees F and raining. It was dark and I didn't get any sleep the night before. I was not prepared for the weather. I had no rain gear. I was wearing thermal underwear, heavy wool socks, a coat and a one piece suit with a tassel cap and pack boots. I don't know how long I was asleep. At some point, my feet slipped off the two pieces of dead wood tied to a "V" in the tree. I fell the fifteen feet never knowing what happened until I awoke after my feet hit the soft ground and I sat down leaning with my back against the tree. I stayed out of tree stands after that. Yes, my .30-.06 was in my arms. I never dropped it. I don't know how. The safety was on. The last thing I remember seeing was a black bear in the distant woods, lumbering from left to right at about 100 yards. It was 1978. I was 16 years old.
Holy ****e! You were lucky bro!

I remember as a kid I never took any protective gear with me hunting. We were so naive about that stuff. No thermals, just a light fluff filled jacket or vest, plain Levi's and boots. I'm amazed I never froze to death. Ah to be young and stupid again.
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