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camping pet hates

Postby robing » 14 May 2015, 6:56pm

What things really get on your nerves when camping? I hate really late arrivals. Just when you think you've got a nice quiet spot a group turns up late with noisy kids!

Also campsites that provide no toilet paper or paper towels and some even no hot water from the taps!

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby simonineaston » 14 May 2015, 7:40pm

Sloping pitches...
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Si » 14 May 2015, 8:09pm

Noise from other campers.

Mice under the tent.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby simonineaston » 14 May 2015, 8:57pm

Si wrote:Mice under the tent.
:lol:
I was at the campsite overlooking St Malo the other month and retired early and left the front unzipped. Woke up when a squirrel tried to get in my sleeping bag with me... must have that animal magnetism!! :wink:
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Edwards » 14 May 2015, 9:19pm

Slugs and Snails.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby motty » 14 May 2015, 11:08pm

Mossies

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Heltor Chasca » 15 May 2015, 6:43am

Hyaenas

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby cheesypeeps » 15 May 2015, 9:26am

How you lie inside your tent and it sounds like it's chucking it down outside and you put off going for a pee.... Hours go by and the rain sounds awful.... Eventually you need to give in and get up only to find the rain is a mere drizzle. But just sounds worse than it is on the tent :)
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby hamster » 15 May 2015, 10:54am

cheesypeeps wrote:How you lie inside your tent and it sounds like it's chucking it down outside and you put off going for a pee.... Hours go by and the rain sounds awful.... Eventually you need to give in and get up only to find the rain is a mere drizzle. But just sounds worse than it is on the tent :)


+1.

Also I have had ducks drink my tea (I only put the mug down for a moment; they backwash loads of grass :shock: ). Hedgehogs make an amazing amount of noise too!

Probably worst of all is somewhere with pine trees. There is always one small cone that ends up under the groundsheet...

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 15 May 2015, 11:39am

Last night was my worst night ever. Gale force winds start around 11pm. I move the tent to a more sheltered positio, no difference. End up having to dismantle it and take everything inside and tried to sleep in the laundry room. But then developed stomach cramps and diarrhoea :-( oh and a tom cat got in and peed on something. Now one of my tent poles is bent. Top that!

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby PH » 15 May 2015, 12:57pm

Sliding camper van doors - or more to the point people who somhow find the need to open and close them a dozen times an hour.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby pedalsheep » 15 May 2015, 2:02pm

People who pitch their tent right next to yours when they have acres of space to choose from.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby simonineaston » 15 May 2015, 2:44pm

reading all these posts makes we wonder why we do it...
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Heltor Chasca » 15 May 2015, 5:01pm

pedalsheep wrote:People who pitch their tent right next to yours when they have acres of space to choose from.


+1. I had a ridiculous issue in the Lakes years ago where our table, chairs, water, BBQ etc was physically moved off our pitch so their 'spaceship' would fit. I took the 'incomer' to task about his thoughtlessness. His wife was so embarrassed, apologised (unlike him) and made him move the lot by himself. They left the campsite the next morning.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Si » 15 May 2015, 5:03pm

And another - having your tent invaded by a rather loud peacock.....having one of them screech in your ear at 4 in the morning is not a good way to start the day!