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Title: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 05, 2009, 11:44:00 pm
Yes, I'm early but...
Last year Gunstock pushed us out and away from the Poplar Field area where all the stuph was going on.  We want to be at the center of stuph this year.  Anyone know where we are going to be gathering for thinks like AltExpo and stuph?
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 06, 2009, 06:15:56 am
The place just isn't that big. Here is a map.

http://www.rogerscampground.com/

Even if you end up in a tentsite in the upper left or right you are not more than a ten minute walk anywhere else. I think some of the events will be held in the field on the lower right. The speach a fying will probably be in the Bingo Hall.
I had tentsite #2 for a couple of years and loved it!
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Geheg3D on March 06, 2009, 08:04:56 am
Man, I would hate to have to walk from site 298 to the pavilion. Although eyeballing it from google maps it doesn't look like too much more than a half mile walk.

(http://www.rogerscampground.com/sitemap.gif)
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 06, 2009, 08:44:19 am
Painless!!  You would be visiting friends along the way ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 06, 2009, 11:56:44 am
Painless!!  You would be visiting friends along the way ;D
If you bring a bike you can get places faster and still have fun along the way.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Otosan on March 06, 2009, 09:05:51 pm
if you get site #44, ya can watch the bears dig through the garbage.... ;D

and if you get near site #2, better have some ear plugs..... ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 06, 2009, 10:14:02 pm
if you get site #44, ya can watch the bears dig through the garbage.... ;D

and if you get near site #2, better have some ear plugs..... ;D
Neither sound all that good but we will have bear protection (we ARE Free Staters ya know)...  ear plugs come with guns these days...  I'd like to be in a similar place to the Poplar Field at Gunstock...  that was great (but we got sent to another spot) :(
I want to be around the happenings and the happening people.  O0
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 06, 2009, 11:30:18 pm
That would be the oval that #2 is in the corner of.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 07, 2009, 01:58:58 am
We have a travel trailer and maybe some guests too. I was looking at 87 but I can't figure out what "PM#87" is.  I like the location as it looks close to the area you speak of...  is Rogers putting aside a special or designated space for us too?
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 07, 2009, 06:20:23 am
if you get site #44, ya can watch the bears dig through the garbage.... ;D

and if you get near site #2, better have some ear plugs..... ;D
Hey!!
I just got that!  About the third time I read it :P
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 07, 2009, 03:42:17 pm
if you get site #44, ya can watch the bears dig through the garbage.... ;D

and if you get near site #2, better have some ear plugs..... ;D
Hey!!
I just got that!  About the third time I read it :P
I still don't get it.   ???
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Pat K on March 07, 2009, 04:49:07 pm
There has been a rumor , just a rumor, going
around that Lloyd might snore just a little.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Jerry on March 07, 2009, 05:02:05 pm
I was looking at 87 but I can't figure out what "PM#87" is. 

PM stands for Park Model.  That's what they call the trailers.  Most are privately owned, but Rogers does have a few that they rent out.
Call Rogers to check availability.

PS nobody else has to worry about Lloyd's snoring.  He's staying with me at PM20.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 07, 2009, 08:32:19 pm
Well......a couple of people will be concerned.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 07, 2009, 11:14:54 pm
Well......a couple of people will be concerned.
I live with a bulldog.  Your snoring can't BEGIN to compare ;)
I am thinking that a good mix of people, that will be near goings on but we'll also be able to get sleep if we want to looks like it will be just to the left of that park model Jerry (another of my heroes) at the tips of those fingers.  How about we start gathering people in that area, or suggesting that area or something?  Everyone will have their personal preferences but I think for those who do want to come socialize and stuph it might be good...  kinda like the "Poplar field" at the government's Gunstock.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Pat K on March 07, 2009, 11:57:44 pm
Jerry's a hero? Who new under all that hair. ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Jerry on March 08, 2009, 12:37:56 am
As Lloyd said earlier  "Even if you end up in a tentsite in the upper left or right you are not more than a ten minute walk anywhere else. I think some of the events will be held in the field on the lower right. The speach a fying will probably be in the Bingo Hall.
I had tentsite #2 for a couple of years and loved it!"

Judging from earlier Porcfests at Rogers, if you want to be in the middle of the activities get a campsite in the middle near the cabins.  Those further up, and out to the left and right are quieter areas.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 08, 2009, 06:55:41 am
Jerry's a hero? Who new under all that hair. ;D

Yes!  Not yer average Garden Gnome!
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Jerry on March 08, 2009, 11:13:27 pm
We have a travel trailer and maybe some guests too.

OOOPS!  I just looked back over the thread and noticed that you said have a travel trailer.
Lloyd and I have been talking about the tent sites.  They are in the shaded area at the top of the map.
The  area to the left has small mobile homes (the ones with PM or MH with a number). Some of these are owned by Rogers and are available for rental, most are privately owned and are not available.

What you want is a pull-thru site for trailers and Rv's.  These are on the lower half of the map.  For the shortest walk to the activities, choose one near the cabins, since the party people will likely pitch their tents on the other side of the cabins, and the "formal" activities will be in the bingo hall.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Dreepa on March 09, 2009, 11:22:20 am
I think I shared space on #2 and met Keith and Stuff for the first time in person. ;D

I am going to get the campsite the furthest away from everyone. >:D
I don't like people. :o

I don't even know why I am going.  ;)
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 10, 2009, 02:40:35 pm
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I think we are going to try to end up somewhere along the cabins.  Yes, Jerry is a hero.  I had the best conversations with him at Lauren's 2nd (1st) Thanksgiving.  What a wonderful time that was.  Lets have some more of those!


Aubern and I will be making and selling organic (except for one oil we use) gourmet campfire popcorn (to Porcs only for obvious reasons).  It will be called "Porcupine Popcorn".  All youz guyz who commented here get a thank you bag (or two) of your flavor choice, gratis.

Currently we have
Gahlick (my favorite)
Parmesan Porc (supper yummy too, with melted parm)
Southern Fried Porcupine (Louisiana Heat... not for the weak)
Porcupine Ranch (with serious peppercorns and pepper, better than doritos and no MSG)
and a few more that I can't think of right now... and we are developing more recipes as we prepare...  who knows?  This may become a regular thing.

I think we'll try to get a spot or two by the cabins.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: DavidJames on March 12, 2009, 10:48:07 pm
I'm hella excited to be going this year. I cant wait. I got my best friend coming with me from cali who's got some kinda libertarian ideals. Lets try and help him see the light! lol should be fun.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Kate on March 23, 2009, 11:54:21 am
I think I shared space on #2 and met Keith and Stuff for the first time in person. ;D

I am going to get the campsite the furthest away from everyone. >:D
I don't like people. :o

I don't even know why I am going.  ;)



It is tent sites 56 or 57 for you.  they are tucked in the woods.  Away from the rest of us.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: sj on March 23, 2009, 02:22:07 pm
I think I shared space on #2 and met Keith and Stuff for the first time in person. ;D

I am going to get the campsite the furthest away from everyone. >:D
I don't like people. :o

I don't even know why I am going.  ;)



It is tent sites 56 or 57 for you.  they are tucked in the woods.  Away from the rest of us.

Dreepa is going this year?  Woohoo!  ;D


Can't wait to meet you, DavidJames
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: rabbit20 on March 23, 2009, 04:02:24 pm
question about the shootouts....would i need to bring my own rifle?  and if so what is the rule about flying with your firearm? im sure you cant but just asking. also does the registratioin fee cover the camp site? first timer so sneed to know everything i need to have with me  :)
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: sj on March 23, 2009, 04:18:32 pm
question about the shootouts....

I dunno that I'd call them "shootouts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shootout)"  ;).  We're a very Heinlein-ian armed society.  :)


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would i need to bring my own rifle? 

We shoot rifles and pistols.  Bringing your own is preferable simply because it means you have one, but there are plenty of people that will let you borrow theirs.

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and if so what is the rule about flying with your firearm? im sure you cant but just asking.

Check with the airline, but I'm pretty sure you can.  They have rules about packing it a certain way and you have to declare it.  Just ask (I'm not a lawyer....no legal advice here).  Also, if you're bringing firearms, try to fly into Manchester, not Boston. 

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also does the registratioin fee cover the camp site?

No, you have to book your own site.  The registration fee is for the PorcFest events in particular (the vendors, the talks, etc).
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: ivyleague28477 on March 23, 2009, 04:45:22 pm
question about the shootouts....would i need to bring my own rifle?  and if so what is the rule about flying with your firearm? im sure you cant but just asking. also does the registratioin fee cover the camp site? first timer so sneed to know everything i need to have with me  :)

If you're talking about the Appleseed shoot, look at appleseedinfo.org (http://www.appleseedinfo.org).  There is a whole list of things you need to bring, not just a rifle, but yes, typically you need to bring your own rifle.  As well as 200+ rounds of ammo per day.  Plus, for men there's a $70 registration fee (which is not included in PorcFest registration, as PorcFest and Appleseed are two separate events, they're just being held at the same time/in the same place).
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: rabbit20 on March 23, 2009, 05:02:51 pm
As well as 200+ rounds of ammo per day

Not sure if I want to put that much down my new barrel lol


DAMN!!!!! im going to have to buy a hard case  :-\
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: ivyleague28477 on March 23, 2009, 05:56:27 pm
As well as 200+ rounds of ammo per day
Not sure if I want to put that much down my new barrel lol
Heh!  You're joking, right?  Dontcha wanna break that sucker in before ya really need it?  ;D
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 23, 2009, 06:03:53 pm
As well as 200+ rounds of ammo per day

Not sure if I want to put that much down my new barrel lol


DAMN!!!!! im going to have to buy a hard case  :-\
Well, I got a decent hard case from a Pawn Shop (never even been to one before) in Michigan, on Dort Highway in Flint (in case anyone else reads this and can use the info) for 15 FRNs...  actually two for that price, plus two sweet 12 gauges for dirt cheap.  There is no sales tax in NH so if you need to buy ammo or anything, this is undoubtedly the place.
If shipping a firearm is a challenge (and I've heard it is with the Feds, as well as FedEx and UPS) there are ways of doing it in stealth mode but the "authorities" and their "one size fits all" rules may have a problem...  if you need a private mailing address I have two which you may use (that is, if you trust a total stranger with a nice gun ;) ).  In case you were wondering, since I have become a participant in the FSP, I have met very few I wouldn't trust my life too.  Truly.  The rules for shipping firearms are found on all the shipping sites from the USPS to the rest of them.  If you have to fly you may not want to take along your firearm.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: rabbit20 on March 23, 2009, 07:10:18 pm
I have to fly but you need to have a hard case from what i have read...and i live in Cali so its not cheep lol...anyway im going to call the air lines to get an answer about the case to make sure it has to be a hard case.
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 23, 2009, 08:58:59 pm
I have to fly but you need to have a hard case from what i have read...and i live in Cali so its not cheep lol...anyway im going to call the air lines to get an answer about the case to make sure it has to be a hard case.
Does cardboard constitute a hard case?
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: rabbit20 on March 23, 2009, 09:00:30 pm
lol ill have to ask :)   im going to call the air lines and find out
Title: Re: 2009 Porcfest Campsite Reservations
Post by: Lumpy on March 23, 2009, 09:03:24 pm
Just attempting to be,frugal.