Solo camping

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Who do you spend time with when enjoying your outdoor activities?

  • Alone, because theres no one else to join you.

    Votes: 136 20.1%
  • Alone, because you enjoy the solitude and silence.

    Votes: 284 42.1%
  • With a group of friends.

    Votes: 151 22.4%
  • With girlfriend/wife.

    Votes: 108 16.0%
  • With mans best friend

    Votes: 93 13.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 83 12.3%

  • Total voters
    675

ANDYRAF

Settler
Mar 25, 2008
552
0
62
St Austell Cornwall
Your never alone with schizophrenia. I'd love to go solo, but it's the voices they never stop.

It's nice to go solo occasionally, but it's better with a friend or two.

Andy
 

Chips

Banned
Oct 7, 2008
120
0
scotland
Wild camping as the title suggests without the luxuries of modern living that's how I see it. the less talk the better as far as im concerned just soak in the atmosphere and then move on it cant be beaten.....I love it. the only reason I take a companion is for H&S :buttkick: my missus insists I have wild camped most of the pentlands and lowlands


I love talk out in the wilds, sitting round the fire after a hard day. We talk about everything, last time, the few things I can remember include quantum physics, politics, philosophy, religion, sex, as well as the usual banter.
 

mazeman

Forager
Jun 7, 2007
221
0
Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Anywhichway is good for me as each has its own blessings.
By 'man's best friend' I assume that to mean a fine 15 year old single malt, while 'other' really intrigues me.
 

SimonM

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Apr 7, 2007
4,014
2
East Lancashire
www.wood-sage.co.uk
Where is the box for "All of the above" on the poll?

It all depends on what mood I am in I suppose.

I am confident in my abilities and comfortable alone, so solo wild camping is always an option.

Equally, I often take my family (car) camping in summer. We have been known to spend 3 or 4 weeks camping whilst other families come and spend a few days with us, in rotation!

Both of my kids are now owners of DD hammocks - so I see more of my "solo" type trips having company in the future!

Simon
 
G

goshow

Guest
I mainly spend it with one of my mate and his two lads but also go out in a group or by myself.
Not really bothered if i'm on my own or with someone else, as long as i've got my shrafting juice and a fire i'll be in my elephant!!!
 

tenderfoot

Nomad
May 17, 2008
281
0
north west uk
I love talk out in the wilds, sitting round the fire after a hard day. We talk about everything, last time, the few things I can remember include quantum physics, politics, philosophy, religion, sex, as well as the usual banter.
Im not sure thats normal behaviour if solo camping?
 

Bri30

Tenderfoot
Dec 21, 2007
96
0
Chester Le Street
Mostley just with 1 or 2 friends.
Im to unsocial to go with a group very often :)

Still building up to a solo bushcraft trip but have camped solo for years in all sorts of places.

Cheers
Brian
 
T

Trappertje

Guest
As the husband doesn't want to come along, I happily go when he's away for work.
I voted "with mans best friend", and these two best friends are the dogs :)
 

luddy

New Member
Oct 27, 2008
21
0
SW
Normally, I would go with hubby, but this year, on reaching his 60th, he's sworn he will never go camping again - says he's too old. To be fair, he has got arthritis and suffers occasionally from gout, so I can't say I blame him.
 

gilly0802

Tenderfoot
if i'm looking for some solitude/time on my own then i happily got out for a walk/hike, but after 1/2 a day i have had my fun and tend to head home...

if i am going to be camping then i like to be with a small group of friends sat around a small fire if possable.....
 

inthewids

Nomad
Aug 12, 2008
270
0
39
Morayshire
I usually go with 1 or 2 friends, i have been by myself once and was overly paranoid about noises etc but after a while got used to it and enjoyed it, read a book, cook up some grub, went away for a few days with my girlfriend recently, her sleeping bag zip broke the last night (it snowed) she wasnt amused!! :)