View Poll Results: Going camping this year?
Yes 26 18.98%
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Already been. 10 7.30%
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08-06-2021, 01:05   #1
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Every whole blessed fecker is going camping this year!

For years me and my group of chums were the only ones into it. I used to ask colleagues would they join us and they nearly always turned up their noses, opting for a jaunt to the Algarve over the traditional and obsolete Irish holiday. Most had terrible memories of being dragged on a mandatory camping holiday by their parents as children, failed attempts at pitching tents, weeks of incessant rain and misery, bad food and overpriced Irish seaside towns.


Now all that is old is new again.


Tents flying out the door, Hymers on every road, Burstners stuck down every boreen, caravans that were only fit for the knacker's yard being nursed back to life, price of "no camping" signs gone up through the roof, retirees patrolling every strip of communal grass for wild campers. Still I think it's great that people's interest in camping has been revived. I just hope it's not short lived and that people will revert to how they were before covid arrived.
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08-06-2021, 07:58   #2
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It's a sense of freedom you don't get with other holidays.
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09-06-2021, 20:36   #3
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Always preferred camping over "sun" holidays. It's a great way to unwind and remove yourself from the tech laden normality of our lives. And I'm a fan of tech, but it's nice to head off camping and disconnect every now and then, even for just 1 day/night. Pro tip: roll your joints before going incase the weather is crap, fierce hard to roll in windy conditions!
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10-06-2021, 02:23   #4
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not me anyway!

hate camping. hate everything about it.

I was in scouts when I was younger and camped a lot. Used to love it. But not as an adult I don't.

The last time I went camping was about 6years ago, I woke up to a tent filled with water and a half deflated blow up bed. never again!

the bugs..not being able to wash properly..the lack of walls around me to protect me if anything tries to get me..

The only way i'll ever go camping again is in a camper van. the rest of the family can be adventurous and pitch tents outside and see if they survive the night. I'll be locking myself in the camper van for a half decent nights sleep. with access to the kettle when I can't sleep
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10-06-2021, 07:10   #5
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The only way i'll ever go camping again is in a camper van. the rest of the family can be adventurous and pitch tents outside and see if they survive the night. I'll be locking myself in the camper van for a half decent nights sleep. with access to the kettle when I can't sleep
You sound like a young Edmund Hillary.
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10-06-2021, 07:13   #6
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There will be a glut of camper vans next year once full travel is back on
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10-06-2021, 07:55   #7
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Pro tip: roll your joints before going incase the weather is crap, fierce hard to roll in windy conditions!
Pros pros tip; zip up your tent door
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10-06-2021, 07:57   #8
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Pros pros tip; zip up your tent door
Ah that makes shouting at the lad in the other tent (if you have company, recommended) that bit harder.
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10-06-2021, 08:00   #9
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Not appealing in this country.
Waking up freezing.
Crap weather.
No facilities, crapping behind a bush.
Screw all that.
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10-06-2021, 08:00   #10
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Too many large insects and you’ve ****e in a hole. Nah.
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10-06-2021, 08:10   #11
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Self catering for me anyways. Have a week booked in Cork in July and need to have bits and pieces for the kids to do so not taking any risk with the Irish weather
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10-06-2021, 08:23   #12
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There will be a glut of camper vans next year once full travel is back on
'They' said that last year. They'll be right this time, though, with everything opening up.
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10-06-2021, 08:57   #13
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I have never spent a night camping in my life, and I don't intend to start now. I have only two requirements when I go on holiday - a bed and non-communal indoor plumbing. After that it's just a case of what else I'm willing to pay for. I'd actually rather stay at home than go on a camping holiday. Which is probably good news for those who like camping as they wouldn't have to listen to me constantly moaning.
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10-06-2021, 09:01   #14
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I've never done it
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10-06-2021, 09:02   #15
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I used to love it here just as in got older I couldn't handle the **** weather and sudden influx of Lidl/Halfords campers.
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