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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Westmoreland county PA
Re: Camp neighbors
There's some year rounders up by my place and I've made some good friends up that way. One guy helps me every time I working on something, and they treat my son like he's their grandson. There's nobody I don't get along with. Maybe there are some jerks around, but I'm not there often enough to know it. As cool as it would be to have a cabin in the middle of nowhere with nobody around, I like knowing that someone I know and trust is around. I have no fear of getting broken into or ripped off when I'm not there. That is kind of nice.
One thing that I found worked well for me is that once I had an idea of who disliked whom, I just avoided getting into local "politics". I stay friendly with everyone, even opposing locals. There are folks up there I really like and others that I don't necessarily like all that much, but I'm friendly with everyone. I go out of my way to not make enemies at a place that I only get to ten or twenty days a year. I feel like as long as I'm civil with everyone, nobody will give me a problem and so far, 13 years along, that has worked out OK.
Hunting: 10% skill and 90% location.