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Question: Glamorous Camping  , is it for you ?
yes - 13 (37.1%)
no - 7 (20%)
maybe - 4 (11.4%)
it would depend - 11 (31.4%)
Total Voters: 26

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Author Topic: Glamping - would you do it?  (Read 5253 times)
Arabella Periscope
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« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2015, 10:35:03 pm »

It depends on what you are going out in the wild to shoot, I may only need half a dozen beaters if I am potting snipe in the Fens, on the other hand when trailing something a little larger ones retinue would obviously require a little more in the way of accommodation.



A tiger hunt organized by Maharajah of Alwar for his British guests


Now that is just embarrassing.  A hot flush of racial shame mantles my cheeks.  This is why we don't dare think about camping with elephants or canvas bathtubs anymore.  But it would be so nice not to camp with red anoraks and royal blue nylon tents and running shoes and all that youth hostel-type gear.  Heavy campaign furniture has so much style even if you just cannot carry it with you.
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« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2015, 11:23:09 pm »

Hunting tigers on elephant back is just not sporting.
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jonb
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« Reply #102 on: January 21, 2015, 11:49:58 pm »

Hunting tigers on elephant back is just not sporting.


Nor is hunting elephants on tiger back sporting.
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« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2015, 12:08:37 am »

Hunting tigers on elephant back is just not sporting.


Nor is hunting elephants on tiger back sporting.



Nor from Lion back especially with Uluru/Ayres Rock in the background.  Grin
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« Reply #104 on: January 23, 2015, 02:31:30 am »

Quite right, wherever we choose to take our tents we should always play the game.

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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #105 on: January 23, 2015, 11:32:21 pm »

Indeed. 

I think I will open a Victorian Safari-style camping excursion outfit.  I will call it... Past Tents.


Cheesy



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Arabella Periscope
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Edwardian summer


« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2015, 02:42:18 am »

Oh, nice one!

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Sorontar
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« Reply #107 on: January 24, 2015, 05:42:13 am »

I found a recent article on Antipodean glamping. Some of the setups look great inspiration for steampunk glamping.

http://www.traveller.com.au/six-of-the-best-australian-glamping-camps-12dty3

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« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2015, 01:08:03 pm »

Although the Dutch are avid campers, I would not participate in any kind of camping.
I don't see the point in having a caravan, mobile home or tent stored 50 weeks a year and dragging it ones a year to another country.
With all the buying said "home", storing, maintenance, inventory, insurance and some times taxes, I don't get the fun of it.
Also, to drag such a home around, one needs a decent size car. So one is riding all year around with a gas guzzling truck, while you could do most of the time with a compact city car.
And that's just the financial part.

It's also impractical. One could go from, let's say the Netherlands to Italy in 15 hours. With a caravan (or any kind of trailer) one has to drive slower, making the trip almost 24 hours. Arriving at the destination, one has to manoeuvre through narrow streets, over the camping grounds. Preferably right next to a little river, because that is "romantic". The mattresses are either 2" thin or inflatable. One has to walk across the camping ground with a roll of toiletpaper under the arm, to go to the central bathroom. Electricity is limited. And in the best conditions, the caravan or tent is still not 100% suitable for the elements.

I've been to Austria a couple of years ago, staying at an apartment. In the village we where staying, there also was a camping. One day we went on a day trip. On our way back, we saw pitch black clouds over the village. When we arrived, we saw huge hail balls in the streets. The camping was flooded, not a single caravan or tent was upright. More the reason for me to have a decent roof over my head.  Grin

As for Glamping. I don't think dragging in bathrooms, decent beds, TV's and other luxuries into a tent would change my opinion. "you can't polish a turd".  Grin

If I would have to have a go at Glamping, I would send forth a group of house builders to the remote area I would want to visit. Having them build a self supplying house with all the wanted luxuries. When it's done, I'll go on my vacation. After that, I would sell or rent the place. For those who want the glamping experience, I would wrap the house in fabric. I'll even throw in an outhouse for you.  Wink
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« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2015, 04:46:06 pm »

You have just convinced me of the ethics of glamping. No a tent or a mobile home which can be taken away after use. If a house is built on every lovely spot we will turn the world into Benidorm.
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« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2015, 11:07:48 pm »

You have just convinced me of the ethics of glamping. No a tent or a mobile home which can be taken away after use. If a house is built on every lovely spot we will turn the world into Benidorm.



Absolutely - visit beautiful places on earth - take only photographs - leave only footprints! Mother Earth recovers well from our infrequent forays, even in wheeled vehicles, but concrete and glass poisons her restorative ability.

Hippy Ffitz...
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« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2015, 07:31:15 am »

The very essence of Victorian aristocracy is looking sharp wherever you are, and that involves doing everything in Grande style.
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Silk Willoughby
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« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2015, 02:26:47 am »

Oh my goodness , the Ford Escort Camper !!!! Capt. Belllinger and I used to own one of these. We called it the Dreadnaught and took our first ever holiday in it. Our GSD puppy curled up in the passenger footwell, and we slept with our feet poking out the rear doors as they wouldn't close when the bed was pulled out. Happy days.
The next summer we had to buy a tent as the dog was too big to fit in the footwell but that van took us from Lands End to John O' Groats and many places in between. Ithink it's still the Capt's favourite car.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2015, 02:42:31 am »



"Dreadnaught". That is a romantic notion
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« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2015, 06:48:16 pm »

The ultimate in 'Glamping' has to be a log cabin with a wood burning stove...Warm,dry, secure and with an ' 1870's pioneer' ambience.

Minimal items to 'carry in' and wonderfully cosy.

I'd forgotten I spent a Christmas in one (ironically in the Negev Desert) many years ago.
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creagmor
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« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2015, 06:45:35 am »

Yep. I remember living in the back of a Ford Econoline for almost a year; showering at the YMCA and sleeping in the parking lots of restaurants that were open 24 hrs. Although it did have it's disadvantages it was nice not to have to drive all the way back to a house to retrieve a needed item. It wasn't glamorous but it was an adventure, and very economical. I cannot recall the name of it but back in the 70's (if I recall correctly) there was a book that extoled the vehicular nomadic lifestyle. See also the great movie RV. Jeff Daniels was no stranger to this concept and drove his own RV to the location where they were filming. In the US there are many KOA (Kampgrounds of America) sites where one can hook up to facilities and hang out there for up to two weeks, if one has a membership.
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« Reply #116 on: January 31, 2015, 08:04:06 pm »

Back to riding on the backs of things-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QMaS4pB9rw
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jonb
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« Reply #117 on: February 15, 2015, 03:58:22 am »

How about this for a tent though?

Tentsile tree tents: floating treehouses mimic spider webs
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2015, 06:11:12 am »



 an excellent choice for a cliff hanger
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Arabella Periscope
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Edwardian summer


« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2015, 11:38:50 pm »

But, but -- excuse me, hello?  I need to go to the bathroom???
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Dr. Madd
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« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2015, 12:37:06 am »

Hunting tigers on elephant back is just not sporting.


Nor is hunting elephants on tiger back sporting.



Nor from Lion back especially with Uluru/Ayres Rock in the background.  Grin


Aren't Elephants an endangered species in Australia? LOL
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jonb
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« Reply #121 on: February 16, 2015, 02:37:30 am »



Yes but now they have built the fences to keep the mice from large tracts of the desert, we are all hoping for a recovery in numbers.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #122 on: February 16, 2015, 03:34:47 am »

But, but -- excuse me, hello?  I need to go to the bathroom???

 Dear Arabella, the solutions to such quandary are not matters that a lady can speak of in mixed company
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