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Offline _Gecko_

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'Modern camping.'
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:42:00 PM »
Just saw this and thought to myself, that takes all the fun out of camping.
Should read Modern glamping!!!
http://www.news.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/happy-aussie-campers-now-happier-than-ever/story-e6frfqd9-1226468480961
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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 04:48:08 PM »
http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=20458.msg385109#msg385109

Good for people who want to try camping and don't have the gear...
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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 04:58:01 PM »
And probably a lot cheaper for many.  A good way to test the lifestyle.

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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 10:11:56 AM »
I think its a great way for people to get an introduction to camping. It may convert people who have never been camping before to a new form of relaxation.

At least they will be out there giving it a go, not sitting at home with the kids in front of the TV/computer.

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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 11:05:23 AM »
When we visited Europe as a child in the 70's we were able to hire everything for camping from the tent right down to the knives and forks. This meant we could travel around for about 3-4 weeks staying in camping grounds without having to purchase any camping gear. Great idea for international travelers or those wishing to try before you buy.

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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »
If it gets more people into camping and out into the bush then it's a good thing - many years ago we took another couple with us on a camping trip to the Grampians and we made them very comfy (they were dyed in the wool city slickers) and now they are regular campers and often mention "that" weekend and how it changed their lives.
They have since retired and sold their house in the big smoke and moved onto a 13 acre block up near Mansfield ... it makes a great base-camp for our trips into the high country .. so a good result I'd say !!!
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Re: 'Modern camping.'
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 07:13:34 PM »
Just saw this and thought to myself, that takes all the fun out of camping.
Should read Modern glamping!!!
http://www.news.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/happy-aussie-campers-now-happier-than-ever/story-e6frfqd9-1226468480961
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I don't think so ............look at how many "experienced" campers are using diesel hot water and heating systems....fandangled inverters to run TV's, etc etc......

It's all relative to how much comfort you want.......or more importantly......how much your missus demands !!!!!
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