Tenby, West Wales
So I asked some of my lovely friends why they like camping and these were their answers.
"It's relatively cheap and these days most sites have decent shower blocks"
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Food tastes better - get up early and NO BLOODY TECH!!!!"
"We always BBQ. Go around local shops getting fab produce and meat. Keeping things simple."
"I love it because it encourages a love of the outdoors in kids and makes them realise just what the true necessities are in life. Fresh air, food, a bed and family. Oh and good weather helps! "
|English: Modern 'dome' tent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"It's great as we can take the dogs."
"Fresh air everyone speaks, not many TVs etc but usually swings, beaches etc where kids have fun, cheap, everyone helps everyone else. Loads BBQs were people u don't know happy to pull up a chair & have a beer round the warm. Its just fun."
"I like camping but only when the weather is good (not something you can really count on though!) It's a cheap holiday. And it's good fun in a group, with a barbecue and some beers."
"The only time I've ever camped was at Brecon Jazz festival and I hated it so much that I ended up sleeping in the car. Simon wants to take the boys camping and I've told him that it's a father and son thing. Not a hope in hell of me going! "
"If God had intended us to go camping, he wouldn't have invented hotels. Even prehistoric man had a cave."
I think if you go camping you have to have the proper equipment as it makes camping more comfortable. The right mattresses, stoves and camping tables, so you don't feel you are 'slumming it' all help. With a little preparation and skill you can cook a proper meal and wake up not feeling shattered if you have a decent quality mattress. I remember waking up on the floor one day as the mattress had a puncture but these days they are so much better. I always enjoyed cooking on a camping holiday, making a one pot meal was great fun, even a challenge.
Camping has also come back into fashion with the festival culture. They say if you haven't been to Glastonbury you haven't lived! I've never stayed on a camp site at a festival although I have been to Donington. The festival culture looks so much fun but you certainly need the good weather.
So tell me do you love camping? Have you been glamping? If you love it why do you love it so much - persuade me to go again?!
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