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Old 03-04-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Is it really Camping?

Just read a blog on here about a nice gal who purchased a Scampy to deal with her mid life crisis. It got me thinking, are we REALLY camping? My wife says it's more like Glamping....but heck even that involves a tent. In my younger years I camped with the Boy Scouts, everything we needed in a back pack. The food and supplies into the wannigan (Big wooden box). Cooked over an open fire for every meal. 2 boys to a tent and it always rained, unless it was snowing then it rained after it snowed. But I digress. That was camping.

Today, I spend my weekends in a 33 foot travel travel trailer with a lake view. I have a full size queen bed, a hot shower, and a flush toilet. Instead of a wannigan I have a range, oven, microwave and a gas grill. A full kitchen, refrigerator, a recliner, a sofa and a dining table. I have 3 TV's yes 3! Living-room, bedroom and outside, complete with surround sound. I have heat and I have air conditioning. Does this sound like camping?

I am no longer going camping. You can call it what you want, but from now on I am going to the Lake House! Now if I can just find the dutch oven and the charcoal starter....

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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There's a reason I call my travel trailer "The Summer Cottage"

I tell people all the time - the only reason I can call what we do "camping" is because the places I park it for the weekends have "Campground" on the signs out front.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:52 PM   #3
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I have been told "You don't go camping! You run away from Home" personally I call it my condo on wheels. What ever you call it just
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:53 PM   #4
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"Camping" is that lie I tell myself so I can ignore the obvious. I'm not into sleeping on the ground in the rain. Trying to set fire to wet wood just to get warm and make coffee is not on my wish list any longer. I romanticize about "camping" as it was done in my youth, but no longer have the physical ability or desire to put in the work.


Maybe "RVing" is more like it? Or in my case, "Motorhoming"..... Nah, Camping sounds cooler
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:57 PM   #5
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Those who make the remark on a back handed fashion or pure old fashion jealously I have a simple response, Not going is not camping.

For those such as this discussion and among freinds, I call what I do mobile living.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:59 PM   #6
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We call ours "home" cuz dats where we live 365!
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I have lived out of a backpack and slept in a tent more night than a bed.

As I have gotten older I apperciate my Queen sized bed when I roll out of it.

I am still camping, its just alot easier and have more creature comforts. Some people may not leave thier trailers when they camp, but when our camper is out, we sleep in it, sometimes cook in it (50/50) and use it for storage. Otherwise we are outside. Unless its raining, i am sitting by a campfire with a drink in my hand.

It boils down to how you use yours. I know that we won't have hot showers and all the perks of full hook ups when we go to RMNP in June, but I am very excited about going there.

Also, camper allows me to go to Bear country... Wife is adamant that she will never sleep in a tent in Bear country again. So that rules out alot of great parks out west.
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So! What is your point? We love it no matter what you call it.
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There's a reason I call my travel trailer "The Summer Cottage"

I tell people all the time - the only reason I can call what we do "camping" is because the places I park it for the weekends have "Campground" on the signs out front.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #10
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Per Google:

camping
noun
noun: camping
  1. the activity spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper.
    "visitors can go camping in the vast wilderness surrounding the mountains"



So, yes, we are camping. Issue settled.
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