Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT on "Camping Travel!"
Q1 via mcmedia: Advice for non-campers to get the most out of camping.
- CaptainandClark: Make sure your sleeping bag is warm enough. No one likes to freeze in their sleep
- retrotraveller: Sound carries... snoring and other things! Take some ear plugs
- SaraKateTravel: Don't be afraid of...the dark, but also nature!! There may be spooky noises but not *all* of them are made by ferocious creatures
- MalloryOnTravel: A good Thermarest or equivalent self-inflating mattress is the campers best friend, comfortable insulation
- hjortur: Don't take yourself so seriously. Put down the mask, laugh at your messed up hair, wrinkled clothes and enjoy
Q2 via traveldesigned: What is your funniest/disastrous camping story?
- FreakOutOfTown: Watching my camper come loose and roll away behind the car
- Inga_Ros: When we poisoned our own and the neighbors kids by roasting marshmallows over toxic logs
- TheMinuteTour: Didn't think we'd need to worry about rain, so didn't put up the 2nd layer of the tent. at 4 am: HAIL
- RunawayBrit: Not my story but my dad once woke up in a tent with a toad lodged in his armpit
- TravelingEditor: Camped in a field of sheep that liked leaping onto tent-shaped hay mounts - and presumably hay mount-shaped tents
Q3 via ae_carhire: Ever woke up w/ something in your tent that shouldn't have been there?
- JauntingKerrs: Hillbillies tried to break down our camper door complaining the internet was down & couldn't do online poker
- foodieintl: Bugs and lizards, but really, they SHOULD be there. My tent was on their turf
- laranicotra: Luckily not INSIDE, but lots of QUOKKAS outside the tent on Rottnest Island, Australia
- LandingStanding: 5 Inches of snow in the summer
- crozul: Yes, a stranger! And when we camped in Egypt, a camel
- thomaswingham: A snake...of the non-poisonous kind...tried to snuggle up with me once. Not my type
Q4 via SandraFoyt: What is the one extravagance that you must have on camping trips?
- KevinMims: For summer camping, give hammocks a try - so comfy! The shelter itself can be considered an luxury
- Annora: Butter for my fresh fish and toilet roll
- jbranigan: Good wine & cheese and a nice crusty bread
- retrotraveller: Extravagance - pimped my bed roll by buying gold blanket & pillow in Xinjiang market China
- HotelPRGuy: 500 thread count sleeping bag. Luxe baby
- AboutLondon: A hotel
Q5 via mapthegap: What's your favourite camp-side food?
- BespokeTravels: Smores, always
- jayne_a_broad: Grilled whatever meat, rice, veggies, and spices
- foodieintl: Everything tastes better around a campfire. I love warm runny eggs on fire-toasted bread
- HipTraveler: Grilled cheeseburgers, roasted marshmallows/smores (and anything served on safari)
- jbranigan: Freshly caught fish is always great, but unreliable, at least in my family
- flyingwithfish: Grilled chicken and what-ever-you've-got soup
- shelleyduff: Instant coffee, can't live without my caffeine
- LandingStanding: S'mores with Resse's Peanut Butter Cups... EPIC
And there you have it, "Camping Travel"!
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