camping pet hates

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Tacascarow
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Tacascarow » 20 May 2015, 6:08am

Waking up & finding the tent zip frozen solid when you're dying for a pee & no empty bottle!
(Tip to self if you go out on the beer the night before in the Lakes in spring........)
Luckily a neighbour heard me & poured some water over the zip to defrost.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby foxyrider » 20 May 2015, 1:47pm

psmiffy wrote:Booking into a campsite and not being told that for the showers you need a special token

and as the 'patron' has decided to bugger orf you then can't even buy one! :evil:

Got my revenge - he wasn't about for anyone to pay the next morning either so I didn't.

I won't name the site but its just off the Main Radweg north of Aschaffenburg, west bank.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Tangled Metal » 20 May 2015, 2:24pm

Wildcamping it is waking to find out the dry plot was now 6" deep stream running down by the side of the crag, result was 6" of water in the downhill foot of my tent.

Waking up after a midge free Scottish week on your last morning of holiday to see a black cloud buzzing above your tent.

Getting made to move our tent by the missus after some irate twerp grassed me up for moving his stuff out of the way to pitch there...Only joking.

+1 for the close pitching. Although we are now using C&CC sites or their listed sites now so mostly they tend to have a 6m rule. I have seen them telling someone mid pitch to move it because they were too close. Another site the guy who shows you your pitch actually paces out 6m from any nearby tent or caravan then pegs out the corners of your plot.

Over-judicious campsite employees who peg out the exact boundaries of your plot in what is basically an open field free to pitch anywhere. Someone who tells you to move your guyline because it is a foot outside said plot.

People who leave their empty shower gel in the shower (or other personal hygiene products). Irrational hatred but there you go, that is just me for that i guess.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby whoof » 22 May 2015, 1:26pm

Choosing a campsite that says it's quiet and peaceful with no music or excess noise after 10 pm, then having drunk people shouting, singing, swearing... into the early hours.

One of the reasons I don't camp a lot in this country.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby ipswichcycler » 22 May 2015, 7:15pm

People who complain a lot! ;)

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby foxyrider » 23 May 2015, 9:42am

ipswichcycler wrote:People who complain a lot! ;)

because we have hates doesn't mean we are complaining :)
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 23 May 2015, 3:04pm

whoof wrote:Choosing a campsite that says it's quiet and peaceful with no music or excess noise after 10 pm, then having drunk people shouting, singing, swearing... into the early hours.

One of the reasons I don't camp a lot in this country.


Had this happen to me once, but it was a bank holiday. If you can go off season this rarely occurs.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Sooper8 » 23 May 2015, 5:42pm

When I drop towel and/or clothes in dirty shower water after trying so hard to keep them totally dry
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby ipswichcycler » 23 May 2015, 8:51pm

foxyrider wrote:
ipswichcycler wrote:People who complain a lot! ;)

because we have hates doesn't mean we are complaining :)

:)

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby nmnm » 24 May 2015, 4:51pm

My pet hate is the absence of big boulders or similar to keep cars and tents apart. Such separation is quite a rare luxury, in fact, but I think it'd be central to any campsite I owned.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Slowroad » 25 May 2015, 9:30pm

Mine's the pricing issue - it's so difficult as a solo camper without car to find somewhere which doesn't charge £14/24/34 for 2 adults, 2 kids etc. Often great value for them, but hopeless to me. I've tried explaining this to the campsites I've contacted in the hope they'd do half price but they really don't seem to get it. If it's a hedged site I'm more sympathetic as I do get allocated as much space as a family (but obviously don't use as much water, etc.) but there are few of these in UK. And of course I get a huge tent, the car, and the awning plonked right in front of me!
I'm off on a short tour later in the week and I'm using almost entirely Camping and Caravanning Club sites as they are such good value.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby graymee » 13 Jun 2015, 9:29pm

Having to pay extra for showers when you've already paid a reasonable amount for the pitch. I don't mind paying extra for showers if the pitch is cheap.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Tasker » 15 Jun 2015, 10:22pm

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I had a ridiculous issue in the Lakes years our tabBBQ etcwatago where er, le, chairs, was physically moved off our pitch Worse than Hyaenas! (Which is a true story

Did you really bring that lot on your 'bikes'?

I know you were but please confirm you're 'aving a laugh.......

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Tasker » 15 Jun 2015, 10:40pm

Just wild camp. You'll be spending the night overlooking some of the best views ever. No showers? Just pull into the nearest town, find the swimming pool. Shower and shave or whatever - why you can even have a swim!

Beats me why anyone would willingly get ripped off just to stay in some noisy chav ridden 'campsite' for the dubious assurance they'll be safer.

But of course: respect. ' leave no trace.'

Don't be put off by others that tell you to 'arrive late, leave early'. Bu**er that. You don't have to do that away from towns. Just find the nearest pub festooned with horse brasses, get a pitch within walking distance and you're all set.

There's no adventure without risk

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby simonineaston » 16 Jun 2015, 11:33am

Tasker wrote:Just wild camp...
There's no adventure without risk
You'll recognise, of course, that people's attitude to risk varies widely.
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