A normal camping trip for us ends up moving over 10 tons* of boat and RV to the lake. Since the boat only gets about 2 mpg, add its consumption to the mix and we’ll often use over 150 gallons of gas for a short trip. I tell my kids I try to be inspired by Mr Gore, but can’t seem to manage his footprint yet.
*20,600 lbs, according to the truck stop’s CAT scales. I call it “backpacking, Texas style”.
I don’t think there is anything I do that would lead to my being hated by dopers in general.
I do live in a society where a lot of people hate atheists, but I keep that pretty quiet off the boards. Dopers in general are of course accepting of atheists, a nice change from the usual.
Your being a Republican, as goofy as that is in itself, has nothing to do with why anyone hates you around here (not that I think many do in the first place.) To the extent you’re hated, it’s because your posts are too often thoughtless little swipes conspicuously more intended to rile people up than contribute to understanding and discussion. Also, your “regards” tag comes across as insincere at best.