Is camping REALLY a good idea?

When writers go camping, they’ve got one advantage over other campers, they can write about it when they get home – which proves once again that writing is the best therapy. Please go like on Tom’s blog 🙂

Idle blogs of an idle fellow

“I can’t sit still and see another man slaving and working. I want to get up and superintend, and walk round with my hands in my pockets, and tell him what to do. It is my energetic nature. I can’t help it.”

Jerome K. Jerome – Three men in a Boat.

I’ve been camping with two under 6-year old boys for a few days and I’m shattered, like I’ve been sleeping in the bass bin at a Leftfield gig. It’s a unique type of tiredness that suggests you missed an entire night’s sleep and have been covered in a layer of sweaty glue and smell of a bonfire.

Any self respecting idler should listen attentively for suggestions of camping, and be ready with excuses at the drop of a bent-tent-peg that’s impossible to hammer into even the softest ground yet remains in the equipment bag. Nothing has ever looked better…

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6 thoughts on “Is camping REALLY a good idea?

  1. Camping is NEVER a good idea. First and foremost – bears can kill and eat you. There’s no internet. The bathroom situation is less than sanitary. Did I mention bears can eat you? Ticks. Ticks creep into the worst places and burrow there. Sleeping bags. No thanks. I need something fluffy when I sleep. And, invariably, when you go camping, there seems to be an obligation to do something outdoorsy, like hiking. If you go hiking, bears will kill and eat you. Did I mention bears?

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  2. Haha! Love it. I am an avid camper – and I mean out in the bush! Hard core camping. I love it, but hate it…but love it. IT’S A MIX OF EMOTIONS. I have a blog post about making camping/hiking trips more manageable and enjoyable, you might find it helpful LOL


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