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  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 7707
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    To table cloth or not to table cloth.

    I guess I stepped in it over in the “Show us” thread. I mentioned a “wow” about the use of table cloth while camping. The response was: “well yeah but you shoulda seen the picnic tables”. My response is John Wayne wouldn’t use a picnic table cloth anywhere! Another response was: “well it doesn’t mean we can’t be civilized”. Clint Eastwood was so civilized that he had guys apologize to his donkey.
    So, this is an unrigged poll, unlike the one recently conducted in Mr. Bones favor. Ya’ll can put yer 2 cents in or 3 bits or what ever ya want.
    Vote here:

    Remember, nobody wins in a food fight! 🕶
  • Mr. Bones
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    • Sep 2016
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    #2
    Reckon I mostly keep a Blue Gingham checkered tablecoth on my dinin table, to protect th purty oak! I'm kinda a wood freak!
    (Still have dogtags that list my religious preference as Druid: )

    In th wild? I always carried a really fine napkin, to alla th 'wonderful' places I have served....even when eatin beanie weenie C-Rats, it can provide a quick memory of home, then stow handily in a BDU pocket. Silly Me.

    I'd do it, absolutely, at a campsite, simply to make folks jaws slacken....but, reckon yer not ornery, like my dang self

    Hope I didn't inadvertently rig nuthin, here; my recent record is kinda abysmal, as ya said!
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 10, 2018, 06:07 PM.

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    • FireMan
      FireMan commented
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      Said by a master! 👀 🕶

    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      HA! and I thought I went over the top as 'Agnostic Irish'..

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      I stowed all kinds of stuff in my BDU pockets out in the woods, including a nice big cloth napkin .... I’d spread it out on the top of the tank and put my paper plat of K Rations on it ... mighty fine dining right there Bones!
  • Troutman
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    • Aug 2017
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    #3
    I would normally vote a nekkid table but I could easily be talked into color coordinated place mats

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    • JGo37
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      • Apr 2018
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      #4
      Depends on how windy it is, or if it's raining. Geez...

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      • Bogy
        Bogy commented
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        Go into any good camping supply store and you can get clips to hold your tablecloth down. And you can also buy waterproof tablecloths.

      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        That’s what rocks are for.
    • Donw
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      • Jul 2017
      • 3134

      #5
      Well, I imagine that once the cameras were shut-off both John Wayne and Clint ate their meals in a catering tent that did have tableclothes. Or, just imagine all the creatures (and humans), and all the thing they possibly did on your table before you came. A tablecloth sounds good to me.

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      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        Picky, picky, picky!
    • jgreen
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      • Oct 2014
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      #6
      If with family, definitely tablecloth, with the guys, probably not.

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      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        It’s a guy thing, yeah!
    • Randy-Phx
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 539
      • Phoenix, AZ

      #7
      I'm with FireMan. Wow! When camping if I'm eating something not on a bun, I just use the tailgate. No tablecloth needed.

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      • Bogy
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        #8
        I'm not sure everyone has the same definition of "camping". Eating while hunting, I might do on a tailgate. Camping with my family, with a table, probably going to be a tablecloth involved.

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        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Camping = Air conditioning and room service.

        • jgreen
          jgreen commented
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          Too bad we can’t like comments. I am with HouseHomey on this one. Did used to camp when younger though

        • fzxdoc
          fzxdoc commented
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          Absofrigginlutely right, HouseHomey ! That's the only way I'll camp.
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        #9
        Where are we voting?

        My wife brings a table cloth for the campground & park picnic tables. It makes it nicer I gotta say.

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        • MBMorgan
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          #10
          Cloth. Table. One each. ‘Cause my wife says so ...

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          • FireMan
            FireMan commented
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            There ya go! 🕶

          • fzxdoc
            fzxdoc commented
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            What would you guys do without us? Get splinters in your hands (and who knows what germs) from eating at those rough picnic tables, that's what!

            Kathryn
        • JCGrill
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          #11
          I am sure I don't get a vote. But...
          I have eaten off some pretty ugly tables Doesn't mean I liked it.

          Do what works best for you.

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          • CaptainMike
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            #12
            Since I have seen some of the lowest common denominator of campers here in California, I'll just take my meal standing, thank you.

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            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              It’s not just California!
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            #13
            This is rigged!!

            but since I'm here. A tablecloth and or settings never fails to elevate the situation.
            Good booze helps too.

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            • smokenoob
              Club Member
              • Dec 2017
              • 1031
              • Gulf Breeze, Florida

              #14
              John Wayne rode a horse, not much room for a table cloth, if he rode an RV, he'd a had a table cloth, like I do, jus sayin'.........

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              • Keiferr
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                • Jun 2018
                • 963
                • Southeast Michigan

                #15
                Mama wants a tablecloth, mama gets a tablecloth. Happy wife, happy life. Beer sets on it just fine. Happy hubby.

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                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
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                  Yeah, John Wayne liked beer, cuz I saw him drink one in a movie.

                • EdF
                  EdF commented
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                  He liked tanks too - because I saw him drive one through Harvard Square - it was hilarious!

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