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Camping at Home

Postby Slowroad » 5 Apr 2020, 8:56pm

OK - who's going to be first to post a picture of themselves camping on the lawn? Still a little chilly for me yet - and to be honest our lawn is so tiny my tent might not fit! :lol:
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby whoof » 5 Apr 2020, 9:50pm

Looks like 40,000 people did yesterday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-52157323

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Apr 2020, 10:49pm

Hi,
I did a few days a go but no pics I am afraid :(
Lasted 4.5 hours :P
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby Slowroad » 6 Apr 2020, 12:37pm

Looks like 40,000 people did yesterday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-52157323

I had no idea! Excellent :D
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby mercalia » 6 Apr 2020, 3:46pm

I have some times wondered about buying a bit of scrub land some where out of London in the sticks just for that purpose. Wild Camping, cant be told to move on. Maybe be £10,000 or less

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby al_yrpal » 6 Apr 2020, 4:37pm

whoof wrote:Looks like 40,000 people did yesterday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-52157323


Sensible folk in a VW T25 Camper! Just started mine up for its weekly run...

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby whoof » 6 Apr 2020, 5:43pm

mercalia wrote:I have some times wondered about buying a bit of scrub land some where out of London in the sticks just for that purpose. Wild Camping, cant be told to move on. Maybe be £10,000 or less

There was a time you could buy a small wood for a few thousand. They didn't cost a lot as there wasn't much you could do with it. You couldn't build on it or farm it so not worth much. Then someone came up with the idea of dividing the wood up in to parcels of a few acres then sell them to people who could put up a small 'woodman's' shed and camp in them ( such as in George Clarke's Amazing Spaces) the price has therefore rocketed to tens of thousands for a small piece of wood.
https://www.woodlands.co.uk/buying-a-wo ... uth-wales/

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby matt2matt2002 » 6 Apr 2020, 8:20pm

I camped outside in my new Hubba Hubba 2 man tent for four nights last week.
On the last night the kids from next door lobbed a few stones over the fence, one of which put a small tear in the fly sheet.

Indoors now.

A member here has promised to send me a tape for the repair.

Stay safe folks. - Watch out for stones..
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby ossie » 6 Apr 2020, 8:51pm

...about this time of year I get the tent out in the garden and test the gear on an over nighter, all the animals join me so that's two Jack Russells and a cat..

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby Vorpal » 6 Apr 2020, 9:11pm

whoof wrote:Looks like 40,000 people did yesterday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-52157323

That's fantastic :)
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby mercalia » 7 Apr 2020, 4:58pm

whoof wrote:
mercalia wrote:I have some times wondered about buying a bit of scrub land some where out of London in the sticks just for that purpose. Wild Camping, cant be told to move on. Maybe be £10,000 or less

There was a time you could buy a small wood for a few thousand. They didn't cost a lot as there wasn't much you could do with it. You couldn't build on it or farm it so not worth much. Then someone came up with the idea of dividing the wood up in to parcels of a few acres then sell them to people who could put up a small 'woodman's' shed and camp in them ( such as in George Clarke's Amazing Spaces) the price has therefore rocketed to tens of thousands for a small piece of wood.
https://www.woodlands.co.uk/buying-a-wo ... uth-wales/


hmm so I see. What a shame :(

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby Nebulous » 7 Apr 2020, 5:39pm

20m the other side of my garden fence. Does this count?
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Re: Camping at Home

Postby mercalia » 7 Apr 2020, 5:45pm

Jan Marten wrote:20m the other side of my garden fence. Does this count?
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lucky you!

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby Mike Sales » 7 Apr 2020, 5:48pm

This thread has cheered me up. I thought I was the only one daft enough to camp on the lawn when I had a warm comfortable bed handy.

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Re: Camping at Home

Postby Nebulous » 7 Apr 2020, 7:46pm

Although camping only 20m from my garden, I'd actually loaded the bike and ridden about 10kms to get here. Carried tent, stove and sleeping gear from home, called into local shop en-route for that night's comestibles. Glass of wine at sunset, coffee and granola at sunrise.
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