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I Love Camping

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    I love going to camp. There are actually real people there , every year I have gone I have met a new person who I would actually call my friend. One of the places I can say I...
    matt6521 matt6521 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Throwing In The Towel. - I remember going on lots of campouts as a kid, as a girl scout. My mom was the leader and was very orderly and systematic. She knew all about first aid and...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    When I'm out in the woods backpacking and camping, I experience inner peace and tranquility unrivaled by other experiences. Our modern way of living obscures our sacred need to...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M Jan 7

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    I just love camping so much and all that it brings. The outdoors is always so refreshing and exciting in every way,to be in touch with nature is so peaceful. Love to be around a...
    DrPassion DrPassion 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    How I Lost My Underwear In The Woods - I love camping. I really do. Except for this one time... I was with 2 volunteer groups and it had rained all day. I wasn't really supposed to...
    belovely belovely 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    A light drizzle has finally come down in the Bay Area. I'm hoping we will see much more rain in california in the next few months. I just love the outdoors, the trees Dancing...
    Trixie5669 Trixie5669 36-40, F Feb 16

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    Camping camping camping :) I just can't wait for this snow to go away so I can go camping lol Nature is my peace! the sounds, the smells, the fresh air! If I was able I'd go as...
    debstep22 debstep22 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I camp all summer actually. I love the outdoors and nature. Everyone needs fresh air every once in a while!
    Rachelle1D Rachelle1D 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Desert Camping - We just came back from a camping trip at white sands. Let me tell you! I've always enjoyed camping in the desert. Mountains are great too, but there is something...
    HikingGuy HikingGuy 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Camping is such a freeing experience. Being with family and friends in nature is the best. The smell of campfires at night, singing with acoustic guitars, fellowship, drinks, and...
    flyboy84 flyboy84 26-30, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Anybody know of a good camping spot (3-4 hours away from Fremont ca). We have been to big sur, salt point, camanche, Samuel p Taylor, portola redwoods. We want to do some beach...
    Trixie5669 Trixie5669 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I love waking up, sitting just at the entrance of the tent, watching the sun rise over the cliff and the fog rising.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Is Gourmet Camping Real Camping? - I love GOOD food...really good food. A campfire just makes it that much better. Why just accept beans and weenies? or dirty eggs?you can eat...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    I Wish I Had Remembered To Bring This.... - Invariably, there is always something you forget or wish you had on that camping trip. I keep a lot of my stuff together, for when I go...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    I enjoy sleeping under the stars in a tent. Roasting marshmallows and talking by the fire.
    coldheartedlady coldheartedlady 46-50, F Jan 16

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    Nucleic Family Bonding - As a child when i'd go camping it was the only time everyone was together and wanting to do the same thing. I'd wake up to the sun barely peeking over the...
    PreferAnAstronaut PreferAnAstronaut 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    May Long Weekend Coming Up - For me and my family, the long weekend in May (May 21) is usually the first camping weekend for us, although I sometimes like to go winter camping...
    rmaxinel rmaxinel 51-55, F 2 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Finding God In Nature - Me and my kids love to go camping and fishing. Lucky for me I live near the woods. My dad has a camp in the woods near the bayou. I love to go out there...
    lleigh33 lleigh33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    Ahh just got news that I maybe going camping in 2 weeks! At the little grand canyon! Super excited! Hiking with a one year old should be interesting lol.
    kelkel09 kelkel09 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    The three days spent in the forest with friends in a tent and under the sky were the best part of my summer. The only time I felt like I was home. So many aspects of (at least...
    avessel avessel 22-25 Jan 15

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    My Most Amazing Camping Experience - I love camping. However there was one camping trip that I will say was the most amazing one of all. I had been camping so many times, that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    I like the real thing... Tent + cooler + bottle of wine = Camping... (Oh and my phone with spare battery pack so I can stay in touch and answer emails while I'm getting away from...
    Slinkygirl Slinkygirl 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I went camping on south manitou island once for a few days and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Forget about picking a specific climate zone. On manitou you got...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 14

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    Camping for me is a way to escape for a while. I prefer a nice wooded area by a lake or river. I look for secluded spots away from people (a little more freedom to do what you want...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Fruit Of The Loon - Camping was a routine part of most every weekend growing up. Each season had something magical. Summer is a given but spring had smelt runs, fall had pink...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 34 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    The Best Kind Of Work - I don't just love camping, it was a way of life for me. It started off slowly, weekends in school breaks to get away, mostly in the adventure camp type...
    Moonflower42 Moonflower42 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    It's Pass Time - The past 47 days... not that i'm counting or anything.... sigh .... Has been ...wow! I have maintained focus and worked very hard to... stay true to...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    The New Camper - I got a flier in the mail, not long ago, about a "HUGE SALE WITH BLOWOUT PRICING!!!". Missing the trailer I had several years ago and the fun that came with it, I...
    NobodySpecial NobodySpecial 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    I haven't been camping in a while but I remember one time when I was in a provincial park canoeing. We were quite a way in the park on a secluded island and it was pouring hard...
    Sail1492 Sail1492 51-55, M Jan 26

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    Had been to camping at barot and was nice sea view from top
    bhupsnasha bhupsnasha 31-35, M Jan 11

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    One time while camping I inadvertently got everyone stung. I brought along a bag of cantaloupe, everyone ate and got sticky fingers. On the way down the mountain while hiking...
    eggeye74 eggeye74 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Camping wass so good wish I was back there
    chloe1278 chloe1278 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I love the outdoors and being outside is the only way to get my to exercise (I hate gyms)... so camping is great for me! I like, um, slightly more extreme camping... Some of my...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    camping with your boyfriend is the best.
    mullingar1 mullingar1 13-15, F Jan 18

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    Going Again In Less Than Two Weeks - I'm going camping again in.. about ten days or something. Just for a weekend I think, and I dunno if it's a long (bank holiday) weekend but...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 3 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Looking for friend to camp with anywhere in England.
    layy1 layy1 26-30, M Mar 24

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    camping is the best! i used to go all the time with my family when i was younger. it was so nice. i miss it a lot. i hope to go camping this summer with my boyfriend and maybe a...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Toasted Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate - Aside from the back garden, my first proper camping experience was at a festival. In the evening it was beautiful, there were fire...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    The Great Outdoors! - I love camping. I grew up in Washington State and nothing beats camping there! My husband really got me into it and before him I didn't really do much camping...
    FortuneCookies FortuneCookies 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Camping - Camping,Love it,By a lake,The sea,River,Waterfall,Whatever,So natural,It's the one for me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    Camping is the best! Getting a group of people together finding a secluded spot near a river or beach.. Lots of beers, snags and a fire under the stars, no better way to spend a...
    SweetiePants SweetiePants 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Love The Peace It Brings - Camping is probably one of my favorite things to do. Distant yourself from this technology driven world and just enjoy a camp fire under the stars...
    PrettyOrchids PrettyOrchids 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Has anyone else gone camping and turned around to see a fully grown alpha black bear? Last time I saw one I was camping after a long hike up a mountain and across 3 summits. My...
    MafiasHeart MafiasHeart 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    We Have Always Camped! - My mom always knew how to have fun....... My father never went anywhere with us. He was either working or drinking beer, being his miserable self. My mom...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 19 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    I love getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy what little bit of serenity is left in this world
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I absolutely love spending my summers in a tent, the fresh air blowing through and refreshing my body and mind, best sleep around. I love staying in my swim suite all day and just...
    Rawr1807 Rawr1807 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    It's always a blast to go into the woods, especially when u get up in the early morning to see all the animals
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I've never been camping but I really would like to go. But I'm not too keen on peeing in the woods. As a woman I can't just whip it out and let it loose lol. I have to dern near be...
    Thinkerbelle82 Thinkerbelle82 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Can Waite to start camping again in north off NH or Maine good time I love cooking on the grill for breakfast or lunch or diner and also a lot off drinking with friend .
    2komfort 2komfort 41-45, M Apr 8

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    Rain Or Shine - I went camping last week, it was a blast. It poured a great deal of the time but I can’t help my love affair with nature and all of her tantrums. It feels...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 19, 2011

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    At The Beach Edge - Last summer my friend Gaby and I went away for a weekend camp. We both had boyfriends, but we wanted just to escape everything for an overnight stay away. Gaby...
    frise93 frise93 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16, 2013

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    I like to be in the woods I do a lot of hiking to
    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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