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Gangly

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I did a little camping this past Friday in the Sam Houston National Forest. We grilled some Nilgai steaks, made some southern goulash(squash, zucc, potatoes, venison), and fell into a meat stupor shortly thereafter. The temperatures dropped down into the 40's at night which made sleeping in the tent an absolute pleasure. When I finally laid down for the night, I looked up through the tent and the moon was straight up above, so I had to take a picture. It didn't turn out to well, but it gives you a rough idea of how beautiful the night was.

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Great to see people getting out there! What brand soft topper is that? Im seriously considering going that route for mine considering their flexibility and ease of removal.
 
Softopper. I've had it for almost three years now and I have ZERO complaints about quality of materials and durability. I need to use the bed of my truck in its entirety quite often and the Softopper allows me to have full access to the bed when needed. It folds back quickly if I want, and when needed I can remove it by myself with near zero effort and it folds up nicely to hang on the garage wall out of the way. I highly recommend it for anybody who ever uses their bed for anything more than permanent storage.

As a bonus, the dogs love it when I roll up the sides and they can hang their heads out when going to the woods.
 
Great to see people getting out there! What brand soft topper is that? Im seriously considering going that route for mine considering their flexibility and ease of removal.
I have the BESTOP which I found to be better made. A little more expensive though
 
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Just picked up my TrailBoss today, I'm in Spring and waiting for the night temps to drop just a bit more before I head up to SHNF.

I did a little camping this past Friday in the Sam Houston National Forest. We grilled some Nilgai steaks, made some southern goulash(squash, zucc, potatoes, venison), and fell into a meat stupor shortly thereafter. The temperatures dropped down into the 40's at night which made sleeping in the tent an absolute pleasure. When I finally laid down for the night, I looked up through the tent and the moon was straight up above, so I had to take a picture. It didn't turn out to well, but it gives you a rough idea of how beautiful the night was.
 
Congrats on the purchase.

If you drive around you will find a few spots that are designated camp sites, but aren't listed on any maps. A few are REALLY nice too, right on the water as shown in my post, but you wont find them on a map :)
 
@Gangly
Just picked up my TrailBoss today, I'm in Spring and waiting for the night temps to drop just a bit more before I head up to SHNF.
I'm in The Woodlands, just north of you, but I was raised in Spring and spent my entire youth up through high school there.
 
Congrats on the purchase.

If you drive around you will find a few spots that are designated camp sites, but aren't listed on any maps. A few are REALLY nice too, right on the water as shown in my post, but you wont find them on a map :)
I'm very familiar with a SHNF, been through most of it in various Jeeps and Tacoma's. Itching to get back up there!
 

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