View Poll Results: Going camping this year?
Yes 26 18.98%
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Already been. 10 7.30%
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10-06-2021, 09:06   #16
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It's good people go camping. Help the local economy.
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10-06-2021, 09:10   #17
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It's good people go camping. Help the local economy.
That's only if you go camping locally.

Most people like to travel a bit further afield.
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10-06-2021, 09:12   #18
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We have a group of about 5 families now who have given each other access to each others gardens for the summer to pitch you tent.
Also a couple of us swapping our whole houses.

Last weekend we had friends from Clare camping in our garden in Dublin with their 2 kids.
Other friends from Donegal coming this weekend. They can all use the BBQ in the garden or bring their own cooking stuff.
They can use the kitchen once we are all vaccinated. Probably a few more trips for everyone like this before the summer is out too.
First weekend in July we are going camping in their garden in Donegal.
And last weekend in August we are camping in a Kerry friends garden.
Everyones kids are all excited tbh. Some adults arent though
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10-06-2021, 09:12   #19
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That's only if you go camping locally.

Most people like to travel a bit further afield.
Locally means Ireland ....
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10-06-2021, 09:28   #20
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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.
on that last camping trip I was on, a family pulled up in a van and start building a fcuking fort around them.
The father was hammering away a big barrier around the area they were camping. unloading everything and anything from the van for about two hours.

It was kinda ridiculous watching them setting everything up. could hardly call it 'camping'.

But jesus the next morning me getting out of my swamp of a tent to see their big fcuking castle all snug and protected
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10-06-2021, 09:31   #21
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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.
Not a question I've asked myself often but the answer seems to be yes,there is such a thing as a camping snob.
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10-06-2021, 09:33   #22
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Not a question I've asked myself often but the answer seems to be yes,there is such a thing as a camping snob.
Have you seen the sorts that buy all their camping gear in Halfords/Tesco/Lidl etc..

The horror
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10-06-2021, 09:54   #23
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Have you seen the sorts that buy all their camping gear in Halfords/Tesco/Lidl etc..

The horror
The same sorts that buy an inflatable boat from Lidl and think its grand for the Atlantic...
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10-06-2021, 09:57   #24
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Poor Wicklow is destroyed with abandoned tents, fire pits still smouldering after everyone has gone home and literal bags of rubbish left behind.

The sooner Benidorm is back on the menu the better.
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10-06-2021, 10:10   #25
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Have you seen the sorts that buy all their camping gear in Halfords/Tesco/Lidl etc..

The horror
I mean really....
There should be a separate area for these degenerates.
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Between growing up camping & going to a school with a uniform I think that’s whats hardened me to anything life throws at me! Loved it as a kid but also have strong memories of the misery - summers basically sharing a room with 5 people and one wardrobe between us all - going to bed when it got dark cos there was no insulation or heat other than the gas ring to cook on - and the misery of truging in the rain in coat, PJ’s & barefoot in wellies to find a bush or camp toilet in the dark

I like my bit of luxury now & thou part of me loves the wild of tent-ing in the middle of nowhere I’m not sure I’d really feel safe doing it anymore - too many oddballs & drugheads around to be able to properly relax and sleep - and the dog wakes you with the fear going mad but its only a mouse or rabbit bopping around outside!

I’d defo to it but in a camper or van - neither of which I have atm!!! Ireland can be a great little country but you’d need the good weather and showering & water facilities!!!.
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Not a chance, would rather smash my toes with a hammer than sit in a rainy field with no facilities, nowhere to go and nothing to do.
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10-06-2021, 10:42   #28
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The Irish never fail to deliver. No matter what it is, there will always be someone looking down their nose at those who aren't doing something as long as they are.
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10-06-2021, 10:43   #29
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Same here in Engerland. We'd normally go a couple of times a year and there would always be availability up to a couple of weeks beforehand. We've got two trips booked for this summer since early April (first one is next week, whoop!) and it turns out we were lucky to book so early. These are "wild" sites too so none of this luxury glamping lark.

Love me a bit of camping, especially here with the weather being better than home. In saying that, these trips are long weekends, I'm not sure I'd be into a full week or two of it. Feckin' kids would drive me demented.
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Poor Wicklow is destroyed with abandoned tents, fire pits still smouldering after everyone has gone home and literal bags of rubbish left behind.

The sooner Benidorm is back on the menu the better.
This crowd would normally be resort goers I'd bet, and have unfortunate min wage workers at their beck and call, picking up after them.
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