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Funniest camping moments

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Joe3578 Sat 01-Nov-14 18:47:58

Anyone got any funny/disastrous camping related stories? Mine entailed our entire tent being blown miles away when we were kids during a storm in North Wales. We were left on a groundsheet in the middle of a field in the pouring rain. smile

JustSpeakSense Sat 01-Nov-14 22:36:07

We had the owner if a campsite shout at us to keep our dog on a lead at all times (we didn't bring a dog) and when my DH told him that he threatened to throw us off the campsite for being argumentative, he just kept shouting about our dog shock and called my DH cheeky!

It turned out it was his own employees dog running loose. He neve did apologise.

He was a bit bonkers and obviously an unpleasant character, I left an honest review on but they never posted it!

Bexster1976 Sun 02-Nov-14 22:13:29

If you've not done so already read Emma Kennedy "the tent, the bucket and me". She must be the most unluckiest camper ever. Although she recalls her adventures with great humour Plus it's been made into a bbc drama.

potbellyroast Sat 08-Nov-14 21:17:24

Not actually camping but at go outdoors before we went away. Eldest DS was about 4 yrs old DS2 was about 18 mths but potty trained.

DS has been able to read since he was about 4 yrs old.

DS saw 'toilet tent' i.e a utility tent which you could use for a porta potty when you were away camping.

Cue ds1 and ds2 coming out of said utility tent pulling up their shorts after using 'toilet tent'.

Fortunately other shoppers thought it was hilarious.

That's what happens when DC can read but not understand.

fridayfreedom Sat 08-Nov-14 21:25:52

We were camping in France before DC. Pitched the tent and I was putting bedding out etc inside. There was something which kept pushing up the ground sheet. Assumed it was Dh being silly but he said he wasn't. He liked under the ground sheet from the outside and we had pitched our tent over a mouses hole. Reminded me of chicken Licken and the sky falling down.
Have also been woken up by a squirrel in the awning with his head in the cocoa tin and on another occasion a badger in the awning eating the biscuits. Oh and a horse in the new Forest in our tent eating the cornflakes- big tent!
Also had a toad and flying ants, not at the same time!

MagicSwirlinShip Sun 09-Nov-14 15:44:31

We arrived at our campsite, set everything up, then went off to the nearest town. As we were driving through the countryside, I asked dh if he had locked the roofbox, I don't know what made me ask, it's something I leave to him. His face went white, we stopped and found the box open and the contents strewn over surrounding hedges. Luckily it was only sleeping bag covers, chair covers and raincoats. We were on our way to the launderette (it was our 2nd site of the holiday), but the bag with our dirty clothes and underwear was in the boot.

Lol at potbelly

budgiegirl Sat 15-Nov-14 23:22:08

We had a group of teenagers in the next tent to ours, who kept me and the DCs awake until about 3 in the morning, laughing and swearing. We got our revenge though, when our Labrador escaped from our tent at 5am, and headed straight into theirs, causing chaos, and screaming teenagers running everywhere.
If it had been any other tent he had gone into, I'd have been mortified, as it was - I was secretly rather pleased

Theas18 Sat 15-Nov-14 23:28:04

Cornwall. Drive back to camp in a rainstorm .... Reverse up to tent ..... Think wtf is the toilet doing in the field with the toilet roll neatly ontop if it?

Begin search for destroyed toilet tent - when we could breathe after laughing.

This was the week of the boscastle floods. Many tents destroyed. Trusty pvc dandy camper stood firm!

drinkyourmilk Sat 15-Nov-14 23:32:28

Our tent was peed on by a horse. I only knew because i could see and hear something odd so put my hand on the inside of the tent to see what it was!

SpringHeeledJack Sat 15-Nov-14 23:38:18

Lairy campsite in Devon in week of Boscastle flooding. When we weren't battening everything down in driving wind and rain cf Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak with the hayricks we were stepping over shagging teenagers EVERYwhere

One night I went to do some late washing up but every sink was being sat on by girl with legs akimbo straddling standing boy

I should have fronted it out and stood there waiting with my marigolds on but alas I just sidled away

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