We have just come back from a weekend of camping fun, which has been the first time we have got the camper trailer out since I wrote this 18 months ago. Boatman had initially said ‘no camping till summer’ but apparently he couldn’t wait, so the first weekend of winter we found ourselves alternating between warming ourselves next to a roaring fire, or trying not to freeze in a dew covered camper.
It was fun.
Now I get that not everyone is a fan of camping. And some would never even consider it. And honestly I used to be one of those people, but we had such a fabulous time camping I really felt inclined to come home and tell you all to pack your tents and head out next weekend.
Except that I know that a good portion of you would be like,
and only even consider it, if it looked like this.
And so, instead of telling you to get your butt off the couch and go enjoy nature, I have put together a very scientific quiz to help you make up your mind.
Should I Ever Go Camping Quiz:
Do you like being outside?
a. Yep love it. I would rather be outside than in.
b. Sometimes. If the weather isn’t too bad. Or it’s at the beach.
c. What’s outside?
How long can you go without showering?
a. I don’t believe in bathing. I think natural smells are the best kind.
b. A few days at most. So long as I can brush my teeth and change my knickers.
c. About three hours.
Do you like doing things with your family?
a. Yep. As much as we can.
b. Of course. So long as I can get a bit of adult time in there as well.
c. Yes. Especially in hotels.
Do you have any interest in building a jetty out of seaweed and sand?
a. Heck yes. Though we have progressed past that and are now building entire civilisations.
b. I had never realised you could do that, but it sounds kind of cool.
c. I use seaweed in sushi. That’s all.
Do you enjoy watching your kids running around having fun, whilst you sit with friends and drink wine?
a. How is that even a question?
b. How is that even a question?
c. How is that even a question?
How do you feel about seaweed fights?
a. I love them. Especially if you can roll around in it afterwards.
b. It would be funny to watch, and possibly join in on.
c. Again, I use seaweed for sushi only.
Do you like wildlife?
a. I love it. Sharing the outdoors with the creatures there, makes the whole experience.
b. I don’t mind it mostly. Just keep away the ones that want to eat me…
c. Wildlife should not be where people are.
What is the most likely injury you would sustain if camping?
a. Shark bite, from when I tried to wrestle one.
b. A few scratches and bruises from attempting to find somewhere to wee in the dark.
c. Breaking both my legs from climbing an impossible hill, whilst trying to get mobile reception.
How much do you rely on the internet?
a. A reasonable amount. But it doesn’t concern me if there’s no reception.
b. I like it. But also enjoy getting a break from its constant demands.
c. I can not be away from my phone for more than 30 seconds or the universe will combust.
How willing are you to put up with a few days of cooked snags, dirty faces, mozzie repellent smell, and dusty feet, to see your kids having an absolute ball, and making all kinds of great memories?
a. Totally willing. I rock the dirty face and mozzie repellent smell is my signature perfume.
b. I’m willing. It makes me happy seeing my kids happy.
c. I would prefer that we watched a movie about people on an adventure. Or downloaded a ‘safari app’ of some kind…
And now the results:
If you answered mostly A’s…
You’re a camping enthusiast. You go every long weekend, know the best recipe for damper, and which way to pitch the tent to get the most protection from the wind. A lot of people don’t get how you can go all the time but you don’t care, because you love it so much. I’m kind of surprised you took a break from camping long enough to read this.
If you answered mostly B’s….
Chances are you’re slightly skeptical, and don’t know if camping is for you. You might have been once or twice, or you’ve just heard stories about and are unsure. Get out there and do it. Even just for one night. You might find you’re pleasantly surprised and have a great time.
Plus bloggers, it will give you something to write about. 🙂
If you answered mostly C’s…
You have two options. Either never go camping ever miss the joy of it completely.
Or find someone who answered mostly A’s and see if any of it rubs off on you.
So how did you do? Are you a camping avoider or enthusiast?