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Did you go camping as children?

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Posey Mon 05-Jun-06 19:42:45

All our family holidays were camping. All over UK. Cumbersome frame tent in lovely shades of brown and tan ("coffee and cream"), one big bedroom plus living area.
Strict rule not to touch the sides or else it leaked when it rained. Plastic bin sacks as flooring.
Loved it loved it loved it BUT don't do it with our kids.

MerlinsBeard Mon 05-Jun-06 19:44:23

yeah i did f*ing hated it. trailer tent with dad and 2nd wife and then their 2 children. Didn't mind the statics that we went in every year but hated the tents with a passion.

Will not camp now

LadyCodofCOdford Mon 05-Jun-06 19:44:57

yes in france for three weeks
we lal have happy memories apart form my parents

Blandmum Mon 05-Jun-06 19:49:32

once, it was crap, and I hated it !

CristinaTheAstonishing Mon 05-Jun-06 19:49:33

Never. Consequently i've always wanted to. Never for DH - but surprisingly has no urge for the camping unknown either.

sallystrawberry Mon 05-Jun-06 19:51:36

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sallystrawberry Mon 05-Jun-06 19:51:59

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biglips Mon 05-Jun-06 19:52:53

no never but used to go wales using the caravan as cant imagine my mum camping!!. did camp once with the girl guides for a weekend and it was good.

roisin Mon 05-Jun-06 22:19:49

My dad was a scout master, and we all used to go with scouts every year. Real camping: dig the latrines, fetch the water from the river, chop wood for the fire which was used for all the cooking and heating water!

I got to try water skiing, abseiling, rock climbing, pot-holing, windsurfing, canoeing, etc. All before I was 12

charliecat Mon 05-Jun-06 22:21:20

Nearly, caravan instead. Loved it. Only holidays we ever had. Take dds camping a lot.

JessaJam Mon 05-Jun-06 22:47:52

Yup, lots, North wales, Brittany, lake district, possibly cornwall...
Dad was into basic camping...still shudder at memory of slightly stale cornflakes covered in slightly warm, equally stale milk which had been stored in our "fridge" ( washing up bowl of water...hmmmm). Small A-frame tent, single ring camping gaz stove with three pans which had fold-back handles and fitted into each other. A bucket with a lid...

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