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You know, with tents and that. Anecdotes please.
End of anecdote
that fucking sucked actually. It was real pretty but it busted up my face for a while.
0 - haaay!
What kind of anecdotes do you want?
I've got ones about amazing hikes, or I've got ones about turning up with the wrong set of tent poles, or I've got ones about getting flooded in a rainstorm. And lots of others.
I like camping because I like being outdoors and it's cheap, but I'd only do it if it allowed you to hike or travel somewhere that you couldn't do with a B&B.
(one of these; http://www.bctdivisions.co.uk/image/dining-shelter01.jpg) and someone in our group picked up the tent poles for a normal patrol tent (one of these: http://www.blacksofgreenock.co.uk/acatalog/Icelandic_II.html), and so we had to spend ages fashioning replacement poles out of pieces of fallen branches from a nearby wood.
It was an adventure.
don't remember anything amusing happening though.
she got a blister across her whole foot.
He said that they were making growly noises and rustling everything, which scared him. He wanted them to go away, but, being in his tent and a typical Britisher, he didn't know what to do or say.
So he did what any self-respecting, not-wanting-to-make-too-much-of-a-fuss chap would do: he loudly cleared his throat.
with a group of mates up a local mountain, then sadly got moved on by the mountain ranger people. Managed to get a lift from an older schoolmate who could drive to a different mountain, but got dropped off in the wrong place, near a pub. We all trudged off right to the top of this different mountain but somehow lost one of our friends (who was a bit weird and a bit of a half friend to be honest). There was some confusion about what had happened and we were all set up and made a fire etc, then a huge band of cars arrived with various parents inside, they had heard we had lost someone. We had to go all the way back to the pub where the police were waiting, woke up the now sleeping landlord who gave us tea and cake while we worked out what was going on. We had to go out to the woods to search for this kid, in the end it turned out he got a taxi back home to his Dad's house but was ignoring the phone. We were then hoping to go back to the tent but were all taken home instead. Bit weird now I look back on it, we seemed to not really care about a missing 14 year old boy who we last saw in the dark in some woods at the bottom of a very large hill?
He was made to scoop it up and dispose of it properly with a baked bean tin.
in a baked bean tin (in a baked bean tin)
cos a baked bean tin (cos a baked bean tin)
got couzens' shit in (got couzens' shit in)
there were these two families having a really good argument about one of them LETTING THEIR GOB OFF AT HALF 4 IN THE FUCKING MORNING AND WAKING THE FUCKING KIDS. This was at like 6am, nice one DICKHEADS. Also my dad's lass was proper grinding up a rock at a stone circle to feel the power of the earth and it was uncomfortable to watch.
She wasn't destroying some ancient monument
we had a tent just for piss and shit (as in people would shit in a bag in their tent then throw it in this tent). after a weekend of heat that stunk. someone threw it down a hill and a bit splattered on my mates sleeping bag. still took it home
We stayed in the pub too late, so it got dark and we had to find somewhere to camp. Despite being able to camp pretty much anywhere and claim it's 'wild' we passed 5 perfectly acceptable places because my mate was convinced he knew a better place near a loch. We got there, pitched up and crashed out after a couple more drinks.
We got woken up in the morning by a guy from the Estate charging us a fiver each for being stupid enough to pitch our tents in a fucking car park. Gutted.
The forecast is good. This is a massive relief after last years monsoon shambles.
I'm kinda worried that I can't find my tent though, might have to go and get another one sorted tomorrow.
I feel free and wild when I camp.