2. Relates to key fact no. 1 in that you need to know what the ‘right gear’ consists of. A tent peg puller is very important when you want to leave in a hurry when you’re ‘done with camping’. The right bottles of bottled gas for your particular stove are also very important. Not our error but we didn’t even take a stove. Ha! Amateurs!
3. Sharing a double air-bed with someone disproportionally weighted, especially on a slope, is not a great idea. If sleep is important to you sort this weighting issue out. Or don’t go camping. Or take a proper bed!
4. Campfires make everything smell….for a really long time after you get home. Hair apparently needs to be washed approximately 85 times before it smells even remotely normal.
5. Rain is annoying. More so when not in a house with properly constructed walls.
6. The game ‘Green chair’ should be rated 18
7. Children love the whole camping thing regardless. So that is why slightly less enthusiastic parents (I totally appreciate that some parents love it just as much as my kids, I’m just not one of them) bother to go camping at all.
8. Hotels are generally more comfortable.
9. Wine in boxes is surprisingly good post-university days.
10. It’s very similar to childbirth. If you leave a long enough gap between camping trips you may forget the pain enough to try it again.
Scary Green Chair game