There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pulling up to a campsite and taking in the beautiful scenery around you.
The fresh air, the chirping birds, and the sense of adventure make it all worth it.
And once you’ve parked the car and unloaded your gear, the fun really begins.
Setting up camp can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity to flex your problem-solving skills and work together with your camping companions.
Whether you’re setting up a tent, hanging a hammock, or arranging a cozy campfire, there’s a sense of accomplishment that comes with getting everything just right.
And once everything is in place, you can sit back and relax.
We took to our Facebook page and asked our followers what the first thing they did when they arrived on-site.
See what some people had to say here:
- Check for ant and bull ant nests in bush camps
- Have a beer
- Prepare to get annoyed with your spouse
- Clean up the area to ensure you leave it better than when you arrived
- Find a level spot as far away as possible from others
- Spend half an hour trying to find the perfect spot
- Take the dog for a walk and leave your spouse to set up
- Set up camp quickly and watch newbies cuss each other out while they try to back campers into their camping spots
- Mark your territory with a good wee
- Schedule an argument with your spouse to get it out of the way
- Crack a beer, start to set up, crack another beer, finish set up, crack a beer and relax
- Set up as quickly as possible, take in the air, and relax with a wine
- Get the bike out so the kids leave you alone while setting up
- Open a cider and level the caravan, decide whether to put the annexe up or the easy fold-out tent thing, turn the gas on, fridge on, ice cube tray in the freezer, and set to go
- Sink a cold one and smile
- Crack a beer and absorb the serenity
- Set up and have a cup of tea
- Get out of the car, put your hands on your hips, lean back and say “yep, this is the life”
- Grab a cold beer from the Waeco
- Check out the loos and the laundry, and where the book exchange is.
See the post here and have your say!