#518 Four Star Camping in style...@ Shiny Shabby

Whether you're an avid camper or reluctantly only sleep under canvas when forced, there are certain things that only real campers will know. Unfortunately I like all my mods and cons, especially my hair straighter, so if I have to camp, only one night is allowed as I end up with curls that are ringlets which no-one ever wants to see that..especially me.

I believe that some of us don't mind the rough and tough of backyard camping or prefer like the above, to have a power point handy. Here are my six thoughts about camping.

1. Camping is very tribal. The ultra light backpackers look down on the glampers for bringing most of the house, while the glampers smirk at the backpackers trying to get changed in a space the size of a coffin. Glamper being me!!  Some campsites will capitalize on this, advertising themselves as ‘family friendly’ (screaming kids from 6am to 10pm), ‘dog friendly’ (same as kids but all night too) or ‘adults only’ (fewer kids, more alcohol).
2. No matter how carefully you plan, you will forget something vital such as tent poles, the pump for the inflatable mattress or spare underwear, or it will break on day one. Real campers will always carry a repair kit and improvise replacements utilizing twigs, string and duct tape without conceding a trip to the shops.
3. Tent sizes are a work of fiction. A two man tent will only take two small and very friendly men. A four man tent is the minimum for a couple while a six-man tent will only take two adults and a couple of kids. One-man tents are for masochists who don’t mind leaving all their gear outside and removing slugs from their boots in the morning.
4. Pop-up tents are amazing bits of kit that allow you to get a shelter up and usable in a couple of minutes. However, they will also take a combined degree in engineering and origami to get them back into the bag. All other tents will only fit back into the bag after being folded and rolled in a very specific way, which you will have forgotten since last year. The family in the next tent over will be packed and leave within 30 minutes.
5. Whatever the weather forecast, it will rain just as you are packing up, forcing you to put the tent back up in the house to dry it properly. Your house will smell of damp field for days and lastly,
6. Lastly, experienced campers will know that one of the joys of camping is getting back home. The hot showers! Running water inside! Bone-dry duvets! En-suite toilets! Isn't there any wonder why I prefer four star camping!! <3

This gorgeous design by Zerkalo called the 'Fall in Love" set available at Shiny Shabby is my inspiration for today's Four Star Camping picture, with some additional items by Kunst and Hoorenbeek, and Lode, I bring to you our destination for today: -

Destination: - Shiny Shabby Event

Autumn Shed: - Zerkalo Fall in Love Autumn Shed (Rare) - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Lamp: - Zerkalo Fall in Love Lamp - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Rug: - Zerkalo Fall in Love Rug - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Table: - Zerkalo Fall in Love Table - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Chair: -  Zerkalo Fall in Love Chair - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Wash Stand: -  Zerkalo Fall in Love Wash Stand - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Bicycle: -  Zerkalo Fall in Love Bicycle - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Pile of Logs: -  Zerkalo Fall in Love Pile of Logs - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Dress: -  Zerkalo Fall in Love Dress - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Log: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Log - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Wood Planks: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Wood Planks - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Pillows: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Pillows (Rare) - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Autumn Carpet: -Kunst and Hoorenbeek Autumn Carpet - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Boots: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Grunge Boots - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Autumn Leaves: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Autumn Leaves - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Mason Jar and Candles: - Kunst and Hoorenbeek Mason Jar and Candles - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Bucket: - Rose Vintage Bucket - Lode - (New) @ Shiny Shabby Event
Bed: - 8f8 Granny Winters Cottage Bed - Old Arcade item

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