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A couple of months ago i went camping out in a forest about 10km from the nearest other human. We 4WD'd our way in there and camped by a big beautiful river for a couple of nights. It was great and we caught lots of tasty food and had an awesome time. Then Sunday came around and it was time to head home so i could be back in time to hang out with you folks the next day.

 

We got back in the truck to cross the river we were camping by and got stuck in the middle of it! My friend hadn't brought his recovery kit (winch and stuff) so we couldn't pull it out.

 

So we walked allll the way out to the nearest farm (10km) and got a lift into the nearest town (50km away), hired a car and drove allll the way back in with a winch and some shovels, spent a whole day digging and winching then drove back out again.  I got back just in time for that night's GR session Smiley Tongue

 

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Aww, thanks guys! I did have loads of fun, and have now decided that I'm going to go live in the wilderness. Maybe.

 

Those are some pretty great stories, I enjoyed reading them a lot, thanks for sharing Smiley Very Happy

 

I discovered a lot on the camp, like I think I'm an organised person? What? Me? Or maybe everyone else was just super unorganised (one guy managed to lose a whole camping stove Smiley Tongue) We did a lot of hiking, and climbed a lot of hills, which was brutal but envigorating. Last night we slept out under the stars, and woke up covered in dew and creepy crawlies.

 

It was pretty great Smiley Happy

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That's great @roseisnotaplant Smiley Happy Glad you had a good time! Smiley Very Happy Are you going to plan another trip sometime soon? Smiley Happy

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I love camping, during the summer some of my mates and I go to this place called Lake Charlegrark, it's near the border of South Australia and Victoria. It's beautiful and not too busy either!
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I hope so @Bay52VU! Maybe during summer, if I can rope some of my friends into it...

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@roseisnotaplant welcome back! Very glad to hear you had such an enjoyable time! 

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So cool stories about camping, you inspire me to try go wild too. Last month I started to do more sport activities and workout and I think that at a camping trip I will have the activities that I need. To do workout in nature it is even more fun and interesting. But I am also afraid that at camping we always have so much activity that I may be won't find the power for sport. It's been a long time since I've been camping. I remember the time when I start to prepare a camping trip. Just a preparation work already requires so much effort. You need to buy many things that are for camping only, like coffee mugs, paper products, utensils, dishrags, hand soap, camping lantern. After all this preparation you also need a time for rest before going camping. But I wanna to try it again this summer because it is a fun and happy time.

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Ooh I didn't know this thread existed!

 

The most recent time I went camping me and my husband were kayaking between all these beautiful islands and sleeping on a different one every day.

 

We realised on our first night that our gas canister didn't have the right connector for our stove 😂 so we couldn't cook anything. Luckily we had enough food that we didn't go hungry, but we ate some weird things. Our dinners ended up being cold rehydrated mashed potato with tuna and Asian stir fry flavours mixed through. 

 

There was also one day the tide was still out when we were starting. We were thinking we might still be able to paddle down this channel between two islands, or the tide would get higher soon and quickly (it was actually still going out). We ended up needing to spend most of at least 2km one person walking towing the kayak through knee deep water or dragging the kayak along the sand when it wasn't deep enough while the other carried our stuff in two trips (to make the kayak lighter). But on the plus side it was the most amazing 'snorkeling' of the trip, or that we'd ever done. The water was super clear and there was so much coral and many turtles and stingrays and reef sharks and octopi and sea urchins. So it was a really exhausting start of the day (about 1 and a half hours) and we were so sore and it would've been much easier to go around the islands, but really really special and beautiful.