It's fun every once in awhile.
I need a camping buddy though.
Yeah, it gets kind of scary when alone in the woods at night, for me it does anyway. I spent one night alone in the woods, and I kept the fire going through out most the night
I've never been camping before. I'm not a fan of bugs, but I do love nature. I hope I can do it at least once before I die.
I hope so too, it is really fun
I'm not very outdoorsy
Yeah, I can understand that. I was raised up in Maine, so I got used to it and learned to really like it.
Tried it a couple years ago. Failed to figure out how to set up the tent, failed to figure out how to start the fire, failed in general. So I'll stick to my numerous day trips for now. It's just a half hour drive to a national forest, so I don't have to stay the night.
I wish I lived near a large national forest, there are a few parks by us but they usually charge $5 to park, which really is annoying. They offer a pass, but I don't think they are universal for all of our parks.
I haven't done it much in my adult life. So maybe. Edit: I did a few times as a kid with my parents. I've always wondered if I'd enjoy doing it more alone where I had control over what I actually did.
It does get really spooky at night, all of the little critters moving in the woods around you. The last time I spent the night alone while camping, a search helicopter was flying over head for a long while, it freaked me right the hell out. I thought they were searching for a criminal that had run off into the woods, eventually an officer made his way to my campsite and it wasn't a man with a hook for a hand, wandering around the woods that they were looking for
Originally Posted by WillYouStopDave
I haven't been camping since I was like 21. I enjoyed it enough when I was a kid. Fancy camping with a camper would be more my thing these days but RVs and campers are too expensive and not made very well (in general) for the cheap ones.
Yeah, they are. I've been interested in watching people who live out of them though, and it looks so fascinating. If I were to do it, I would look for a class B RV. Ultimately, I would just love to fix up my small sailboat, and sail around in the gulf for a few nights, I think that would be so amazing! Plus, there would hardly be any traffic. I think it would be cool to sail up to a small sand island and have a little campfire for the night, before drifting off to sleep with a bottle of rum
I do. I did it once, but unfortunatelly it rained all night long and we were not prepared for that. It was a terrible experience. But I wish I could camp more, (with all precautions, of course).
We used to go all the time when I was a kid, and it rained out often. My dad actually had a bunch of tarps he would string up to the trees, and cover the entire campsite. When it rained out, he would have to go around with a broom, pushing up on the tarps to remove all of the rain water that accumulated