camping pet hates

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 19 Jun 2015, 7:55am

Tasker wrote: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


I like this. The chances of someone arriving late and pitching up next to you are virtually zero!

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 19 Jun 2015, 7:57am

Being at a campsite that's next to a swamp, so it's mosquito hell. It's so hot at night it's a choice between opening the flap and getting eaten alive or boiling.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby foxyrider » 19 Jun 2015, 11:49am

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


Not neccesarily risk - personally i like to have a proper shower after a day in the saddle - i'm on holiday not military manouevres! :lol:
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby jamesgilbert » 19 Jun 2015, 3:08pm

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


Not neccesarily risk - personally i like to have a proper shower after a day in the saddle - i'm on holiday not military manouevres! :lol:


+1!! This is by quite a large margin my main motivation in using campsites rather than wild camping when cycle touring.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 19 Jun 2015, 5:34pm

I would happily pay a reduced fee to a campsite just to use their showers, and go and wild camp somewhere else.

Anyone ever used Muc Off dry shower? I've got some with me this trip but haven't used it yet.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Jun 2015, 10:02pm

Hi,
Hoofed animals thumping the ground...............munching and sniffing when they find me.............. :lol:
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Mike Sales » 19 Jun 2015, 10:49pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Hoofed animals thumping the ground...............munching and sniffing when they find me.............. :lol:


I was once woken by that noise, and then saw my tent pushed inwards. I kicked out and heard a snort as the dint disappeared. I stuck my head out and saw another cow pushing and pushing at another tent until the pole broke.
This was an idyllic place by a Pennine stream. The previous evening we watched crayfish crawling on the bottom, and shoals of tiny fish making the water boil when we threw scraps to them.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Jun 2015, 12:11am

Hi,
Mike Sales wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Hoofed animals thumping the ground...............munching and sniffing when they find me.............. :lol:


I was once woken by that noise, and then saw my tent pushed inwards. I kicked out and heard a snort as the dint disappeared. I stuck my head out and saw another cow pushing and pushing at another tent until the pole broke.
This was an idyllic place by a Pennine stream. The previous evening we watched crayfish crawling on the bottom, and shoals of tiny fish making the water boil when we threw scraps to them.


Funny that I hardly ever saw a cow on the Pennines (way), but the way tends to follow high ground a lot.
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby andymiller » 9 Aug 2015, 2:47pm

Sliding door on campervans. I'm not sure which is the worst bit: the noise of them sliding open, or anticipating that the owner will then slam them shut as noisily as they can - which they invariably do

The most irritating noisy neighbour I ever had was the guy who sat in his car with 'You'll Never Walk Alone' on repeat. Oh well maybe it was the guys who thought a VW camper in a campsite was a good place to edit an audio track at 3 in the morning ....

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby simonineaston » 9 Aug 2015, 11:08pm

robing wrote:Anyone ever used Muc Off dry shower? I've got some with me this trip but haven't used it yet.
Water - the universal solvent - where's the water in Muc Off? Eugh... The same industry that brought us deodorant looking to stiff us for some more chemicals-in-a-pot. Try washing!
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 10 Aug 2015, 3:17pm

Dogs on campsites. Seen people let their dogs foul anywhere and just let them wander loose.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby Slowroad » 11 Aug 2015, 8:29pm

Lights. The ones which shine into your tent and keep you awake. I once stayed in an otherwise lovely site which had blazing lights, so I told them that I liked the site but the lights would mean I wouldn't be back, and they said rather sorrowfully that the caravanners wanted more lights...
A couple of days ago I had to hang my towel over my tent inner to get some respite. Just 'cos people don't want to take a torch with them if they need the loo in the night, or imagine the man with the axe is out there...
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Re: camping pet hates

Postby sore thumb » 12 Aug 2015, 4:44pm

When you book not told of any issues for the weekend.

Get there and see signs that noise will not be tolerated after 10.00.

Then a wedding party starts, two big white marquees. All permitted by campsite owners.

The 80s disco music only stopped at 10.30pm.

So owners to obey their own rules and should have told me when I booked as I would not have booked.

Ruined my weekend.

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby pwa » 12 Aug 2015, 4:55pm

Slowroad wrote:Lights. The ones which shine into your tent and keep you awake. I once stayed in an otherwise lovely site which had blazing lights, so I told them that I liked the site but the lights would mean I wouldn't be back, and they said rather sorrowfully that the caravanners wanted more lights...
A couple of days ago I had to hang my towel over my tent inner to get some respite. Just 'cos people don't want to take a torch with them if they need the loo in the night, or imagine the man with the axe is out there...


I like to sleep with a bit of light. My wife doesn't. You can't please everyone. I hate noise after about 11pm. I deliberately choose that late hour because if I decided I hated noise after, say, 9pm I would always be stressed and resentful. So I tell myself that I am a tolerant person who is comfortable with moderate noise up to about 11. After that my inner Victor Meldrew emerges (no exaggeration).

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Re: camping pet hates

Postby robing » 14 Aug 2015, 8:24am

Re noise and light. Wild camping solves these problems!