Camping is a gas...


I've not always been disabled. As a kid i was very into camping. I used to go regularly...

When Going camping with my parents when i was younger paved the way to my going to Cornwall, over 200 miles away, when i was 22. I was only a baby, but one who was willing to learn. I loved the independence of it all, of being able to choose what i was doing, and when i did it. To make the experience perfect you need a two-ringed cooker to take with you. It makes all the difference.

Cornwall was great. The quietness was deafening which was how i hoped it would be. The Cornish pasties down there were massive so i had half of one there and then and saved the rest for breakfast the next morning. In fact, ordering the pastie was the only time i spoke to anyone while i was there. It was the perfect getaway. I travelled back home from St. Ives by train (the same way i'd got there a week earlier).i went on my own, but if you can find someone to go with, so much the better.

There's nothing quite like camping. It gets you away from everything you want to get away from. When you've decided to give it a go it's taking the right equipment with you will make it all bearable. I've been camping many times now. The best things to take with you are;
a) a sleeping bag.
b) an air bed
c) a pump for the airbed.
d) a lamp.
e) a camping camping gas cooker.
i'd say the above are pretty much essentials. it's pointless going away without them. You don't need any really, but take my advice and take all of these with you.

you'll either love camping or you'll hate it. I'm a big fan of it. Sleeping is great; you'll find yourself drifting off in less than no time at all. When you get as bad as me you'll find out where your local camping shop is and spend all day looking through the stuff they're selling. Camping becomes a bug which you can't get rid of even if you want to.

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  1. As a child we camped often. Usually beside slag heaps and disused mines so my father could fossick. Because the mine sites were often dangerous I was forbidden to go out of sight of the tent. No airbed - he thought they were wussy. No facilities. I loathed it. I can see the charm, but early experiences bite deep.

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  2. What about Marmite? You either like it or you don't. That's normally the case. it's an acquired taste. It's ok not to like it.

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    1. I do like Marmite - but don't like Vegemite which is our national equivalent.

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    2. I've never heard of vegemite.

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    3. mmmm.... Marmite! very yummy.

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    4. I'm sure it is. I've never tried it.

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  3. When our daughter was small we camped every weekend. Two backpacker tents, three sleeping bags, three rolls of heavy duty bubble pad, a cooler filled with favourite foods and a Coleman gas stove. We packed it all into the hatch of an AMC Gremlin. If it didn't fit, we didn't take it. It was lots of fun.

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  4. My husband did a lot of camping in his younger years and he loved it. Unfortunately I've never done it. It sounds like fun. Maybe one day.

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  5. In your list of essentials you missed out a water container. I used to have a collapsible one. You also need some insulation - newspapers were good to protect you from the coldness of the ground. Another thing you need is a buxom Swedish lass in denim hotpants.

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  6. I've camped in many places in England and also in Snowdonia. I camped right across America and back again, Ontario to California and back. In a broken tent! My son and DIL have a camper (AKA caravan) and go off for summer weekends with their 3 children and a crazy dog.

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  7. Hi Treey :) I am hooked on camping! I love it. We try to go at least once a summer, but the last few summers have been challenging with the addition of the dogs. But we do have a nice big tent we put out in the yard, not quite the same, but sleeping under the stars is something you can't beat. :)

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    1. I'm hooked on it too. We found a site which was close to a shop that sold the tastiest pizzas ever. It was great.

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    2. Oh my camping AND pizza???? Add a glass of red wine and I'M THERE lol...

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    3. Life doesn't get much better than that....

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  8. I've climbed to the top of Mt Snowdon. 11 miles!

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  9. I'm one of those camping haters unless we rent a log cabin and have running water, a real bed, a kitchen and indoor plumbing. lol We went to Big Bear and rented a cabin a few times when I was a kid and that was fun. I didn't like camping with tents.

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  10. My husband likes camping and we went for a few years but it got so I became too sore even sleeping on an air bed. It just became a miserable experience for me. Good man that he is, he never talks about missing it, but I'm sure he does.

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  11. I remember going as a kid and having a great time.

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  12. My sister drags me camping. I'm not a camping girl, but if I want to hang out with my sister then I have to go. Her idea of camping is nothing like yours though. We go to a nice private RV park, she calls ahead and they set up her motor home. We have a nice campsite with WiFi and electricity. There's several nice shower/bathroom facilities that are heated. A heated pool, an onsite restaurant and grocery store. All the accommodations of home except you have to live for a few days within inches of your camping mates. But I guess I have to admit I have fun...tequila helps :)

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  13. Hi Alicia,

    I think you'd adapt to camping quite well. There is no wifi lol, but you'd still enjoy it.

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  14. I used to love camping as a child. I guess most kids do. No more. Give me a comfortable bed, a look nearby and preferably coffee at hand in the morning.
    The peace and quiet in Cornwall sounds like paradise. And the Cornish pasties!

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    1. Cornwall is a great place to go to and the Cornish pasties are good to eat. I just wonder if there are many disabled people that go camping. There might be a few. In my condition I very much doubt it.

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  15. My daughter was a mountain climber and world traveler. She traveled light but had all the necessary camping gears to survive the cold nights in the mountains or in small tents. Me I'm not much of a camper but I love eating outdoors. The food taste better. My poor back like a good bed and I'm not fond of crawling insects, ants and spiders but I love cooking outdoors.

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  16. Thank goodness we don't have any man-eating snakes or spiders in this country or I wouldn't go either. I'm not that brave. Nor am I very techy either. It's nice to have a comfy bed to return to, but it's great to go somewhere else too.

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  17. I remember going as a kid and having a great time.


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