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Offline wildman

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Camping at Ramseur
« on: May 03, 2009, 09:23:17 AM »
Many folks planing to come to Ramseur for Appleseeds and boot camps have ask what type of camping facilities are available at Ramseur. Here is my best effort.

The camping at Ramseur is primitive. There are porta potties, a well for fresh water, and a shower. The shower is out in the open and requires tarps for privacy or just use it at night. The shower has hot water. There is no shore power for pop up campers or trailers. The well water is safe but some dislike the mineral taste. There are several fire pits and fires are allowed except during state burning bans. Fire wood is limited.

Please feel free to post your questions here and we will try to answer them.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 04:05:27 PM by wildman »
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 02:35:22 PM »
Put me down as someone who is by gender fully in favor of showers with tarps for all, regardless of the time.  I'll be happy to bring as many as are required, in addition to any fastenings that might also be necessary.  Please advise.

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 04:29:32 PM »
I agree I spoke with Hawk this am about getting something done. Expect by boot camp on the 17 May something will be done crude perhaps but done.

Thanks for your input.
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 09:41:17 PM »
There is a lot of fallen wood around the range you can use for your campfire. Chainsaw axes and splitting wedges will be a big help. You of course will accept all responsibility for the use of such tools. I don't think I real have to say this but DO NOT CUT LIVE TREES! If you have any doubts leave it alone and ask me.
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 12:06:55 PM »
I'm the guy coming in from WV for May bootcamp and was wondering if a late Sat. afternoon arrival was possible to set up?  How many are expected to attend?  Also, I'm looking for .22 magazines already checked Cheaper than dirt, and Maine Military plus my local guy, so if anyone is selling Savage 64 model mags drop me a message.  One more thing, is there a convenient link to NC laws, specifically mag capacity?
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 02:59:17 PM »
See you on Saturday. There is no magazine capacity limit in NC. The NRA has a publication that has state laws you can find one for future use. I believe the number of attendees for the boot camp is about perfect you'll have a great time.
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 12:43:14 PM »
... The shower is out in the open and requires tarps for privacy or just use it at night ...

... fully in favor of showers with tarps for all, regardless of the time. I'll be happy to bring as many as are required, in addition to any fastenings that might also be necessary.  Please advise.

The shower requires tarps, yes, but when I was there (July 09) the tarps were already set up. It was a decent little arrangement, really. Primitive, yes, but good privacy. Perhaps someone upgraded the shower subsequent to Wildman's original post.

I suppose they break it down for the winter, so the exact situation may vary season to season (?).

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 06:21:15 PM »
Ahhh, winter showers at Ramseur.  Feels great while the water is on.  You forget how cold it is, until you turn the water off and finish drying off.  By the time you get dried off your feet have gotten so cold that it hurts to work them back into your shoes.  My feet got so cold, so quick I didn't know it. 

Still feels good to be clean when you wiggle into that sleeping bag and zip it up.

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010, 12:09:57 PM »
How's the cell phone service (specifically AT&T) there on-site? Trying to plan for how to stay in touch with the family while I'm there.

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 08:39:58 PM »
AT&T service is spotty at best.  I was able to get service up near the entrance gate and in a couple of spots on top of the bank next to the main parking lot.  I suggest that you keep your phone off when your not using it.  Other wise it will keep searching for a signal and run down your battery. (Don't ask how I know this)

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2010, 12:55:25 PM »
Carolina Gal covered it pretty well.  My service was decent in some areas on the site.  Otherwise you can get into your car and drive to Ramseur and the service there is fine.  Maybe a 5 min drive.
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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2010, 02:23:07 PM »
Re. the cell-phone coverage: With Sprint, I found that up near the front gate, and standing in the bed of someone's pickup truck, I was able to get a usable signal.

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Re: Camping at Ramseur
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 05:49:10 PM »
We have T-Mobile and were able to get service all over the place.
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