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What are some of the funniest things that have happened to you on a camping trip

  1. proudtobeadad profile image60
    proudtobeadadposted 6 years ago

    What are some of the funniest things that have happened to you on a camping trip?

  2. maggs224 profile image84
    maggs224posted 6 years ago

    1970 on a camp-site somewhere in Germany I was unsuccessfully trying to light a little gas stove while my husband was trying to open a tin of soup with a hammer and screw driver (we were not very well prepared) much to the amusement of the occupants of a full equipped palatial tent opposite. They had everything including electricity and a table set for dinner in their awing with fine silver and candelabra

    We had a two man tent, (if you shared the same sleeping bag and didn't move) and the contents of the trunk of our car. After watching us struggle for a while someone from the palatial tent came over and gave us a device which we thought was to help my husband open the can that he was butchering with the screw driver and hammer but try as we may we couldn't get it to open the can.

    After much laughter in the tent opposite the man came over and took the device off my husband and lit the gas stove for us with it then produced a tin opener and opened the can.

    We had spent about five minutes trying to open the can with the gas lighter, what can I tell you we were young and not that use to camping lol...

  3. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    A few years ago we were camping and had a heavy cooler next to the tent with stuff on top.  We figured nothing would get in there.  Anyway, in the middle of the night we hear all these really loud noises and were like omg what is that! My husband grabbed the flashlight and looked out the tent window and saw the biggest raccoon we'd ever seen in our life - it was like a mutant, surely he ate well at this campground lol.  Clever fellow had knocked the stuff off of the cooler, opened it and was going through.  He was getting frustrated at not being able to open certain things and then he grabbed a vegetarian hotdog I had in there took a bite threw the rest of it on the ground and then left.  We laughed about that for a long time.

  4. proudtobeadad profile image60
    proudtobeadadposted 6 years ago

    Maggs and Christin - Both of those stories are good ones.  Part of the fun and excitement of camping is the unpredictability of people, the elements, and ... nature in general.

  5. cfm97 profile image61
    cfm97posted 6 years ago

    My cousin and I were 11 years old and we were on a family camping trip in the woods in upstate New York. He had to ummm....relieve his bowels and did so right there in the forest. He wiped with the only plant he could find. Unbeknownst to him, it was poison ivy. He couldn't sit down for the rest of the trip. True story.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image78
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How AWFUL!!!  That's worse than another bowel - relieving story I heard - just as the man was zipping up his pants, a rattlesnake crawled out of the pile!

  6. Say Yes To Life profile image78
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 5 years ago

    When I was a teen, my summer camp led outpost trips into Tahoe backcountry.  Once 4 of us crammed into a pup tent to sleep.  I woke up to hear a girl muttering in her sleep, and I asked what was wrong.  She said she was tied to a backpack, which made absolutely no sense.  It turned out the drawstring to her sleeping bag was too tight.  I untied it, and she was HUGELY relieved.  We both had a good laugh, managing not to wake the others.
    The next night, she slept outside the tent - and wound up sleepwalking, carrying her sleeping bag!  She woke up just before entering the nearby icy lake!