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(SeattlePI)   If you love camping but hate sleeping in a tent, cooking your own meal over a campfire, and getting lost while on a hike in a forest, you should really try glamping. "It's an effortless, authentic way to connect with nature"   (seattlepi.com) divider line 140
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2013-02-07 07:37:27 AM
shitmycakesays.files.wordpress.com

Approves
 
2013-02-07 07:42:26 AM
*yawn*

So, they steal the idea of a high end safari.

How edgy.
 
2013-02-07 07:43:59 AM
The four-day, three-night getaways start at $1,199 per person.

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I'll admit there is a lot of "work" to camping, but that's any less fun.
/I guess my wife could say she's been glamping for years
 
2013-02-07 07:51:02 AM
Oh, look, somebody invented a new word. Makes me want to glust my frist into somebody's flace.
 
2013-02-07 07:53:40 AM
"It's an effortless, authentic way to connect with nature," according to Wanderlust.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2013-02-07 08:01:20 AM
Connecting with nature without your spine being twisted out of shape from the uneven ground? No thank you.

I like my camping trips like I like my relationships: short, rough and with few stakes. (but plenty of steaks)
 
2013-02-07 08:04:17 AM

miss diminutive: Connecting with nature without your spine being twisted out of shape from the uneven ground? No thank you.

I like my camping trips like I like my relationships: short, rough and with few stakes. (but plenty of steaks)


Vampire dating.. or hunting.. or both?
 
2013-02-07 08:08:13 AM
If you love camping but don't like to cook your own meal and hate being in a tent then you probably don't love camping.  And if you are getting lost in the forest then you are doing it wrong.
 
2013-02-07 08:30:34 AM
I have one word for you: yurting.
 
2013-02-07 08:30:34 AM

UberDave: And if you are getting lost in the forest then you are doing it wrong.


sometimes getting lost is the point of doing it.
 
2013-02-07 08:30:50 AM
On one hand, I want to point and laugh at these "people".  On the other hand, that looks like a BLAST.
 
2013-02-07 08:33:06 AM
I prefer camping where there is an element of risk and danger involved. It's more fun knowing that if something goes wrong, I might have to drink my own pee.
 
2013-02-07 08:33:13 AM
That really puts the "camp" in "camping" (NTTAWWT).
 
2013-02-07 08:33:13 AM
Didn't that Blair Witch movie start like that?
 
2013-02-07 08:34:56 AM
"glamping" = high-end LARPing
 
2013-02-07 08:36:31 AM
Most people who have money are more than willing to give it away rather easily.
 
2013-02-07 08:36:34 AM

b0rscht: Oh, look, somebody invented a new word. Makes me want to glust my frist into somebody's flace.


SpdrJay: Didn't that Blair Witch movie start like that?


So do some pornos.
 
2013-02-07 08:36:59 AM
Or you could stop being pretentious and rent a cabin
 
2013-02-07 08:37:02 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Real new and different.
 
2013-02-07 08:37:36 AM

Apos: "glamping" = high-end LARPing


You, I like.
 
2013-02-07 08:38:20 AM
Half the appeal of camping is only having to pay for parking.

Though I do admire the business acumen applied here by charging jackasses 400 bucks a night to sleep in a temporary shelter.  That really has to cut down on overhead.   It's not "greedy people competing make the world go round", it's "the wives of greedy people competing make the world go round"
 
2013-02-07 08:38:20 AM

Primitive Screwhead: b0rscht: Oh, look, somebody invented a new word. Makes me want to glust my frist into somebody's flace.


I meant to add, I laughed at this more than I should have.
Bravo, b0rscht, bravo.


/Preview is your friend
 
2013-02-07 08:39:13 AM

Catlenfell: Or you could stop being pretentious and rent a cabin


That does look like serious fun. I love camping, but I would completely go for that setup if I could get away with it.
 
2013-02-07 08:40:06 AM
My friends and I discussed this while camping this last weekend so I'm getting a kick etc...

And $1200 is expensive.  I could buy my backpack, air mattress (hey, I'm an old fart.  Don't judge.), tent, sleeping bag and all of my food for the next 5 times I go camping for a 1/2 of that amount and my gear ain't cheap gear.
 
2013-02-07 08:47:31 AM
You're all missing the real story here.  Fark's own MeowSaidTheDog made a typical "what the hell did they just say?" post at the bottom of the comment section.  Whatever happened to herhimthem?
 
2013-02-07 08:48:26 AM

InfrasonicTom: Most people who have money are more than willing to give it away rather easily.


Not the ones I've met.
 
2013-02-07 08:48:55 AM
I love going camping with new girlfriends.  It's a great opportunity to spend some alone time with them in the woods.  I usually bring a hatchet and some rope so we can gather a bundle of firewood and make a cozy fire.  The place I go is so remote, I half-jokingly refer to it as "Scream Away Canyon."  I made the spot real nice with a mattress I drug up there.  I think it's awesome of me to take city slicking, fancy butt, I'm-too-good-for-your-chipped-tooth'd ass up there for a little R&R.  Anyone want to go?
 
2013-02-07 08:49:05 AM
-cooking your own food over a camp fire is FUN
-camping stopped being uncomfortable when air mattresses took off
-nearly all camp sites have clean water & even power hookups & communal showers

That said, I appreciate that there are different reasons to go "camping".
 
2013-02-07 08:49:24 AM
Camping. Drive into depths of National Forest. Accounting for any local rules, find somewhere to put up tent. This has always worked except the one time I was followed by the old guy who thought I looked like I knew where I was going, and his wife who was all "I told you so" at him when I told them the nearest anything was to turn around and drive back the way they came.
 
2013-02-07 08:49:39 AM
farking hipsters ruin everything.
 
2013-02-07 08:50:23 AM
FTFA: It's an effortless, authentic way to connect with nature,
...without that pesky nature involved.
 
2013-02-07 08:50:36 AM
oh look, a repeat
 
2013-02-07 08:51:24 AM
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Those glampers tasted pretty good.

/not mine.
//credit to nobozo on this earlier thread.
 
2013-02-07 08:51:25 AM
I'd make fun of this, but what I consider camping (pulling into a crowded camp ground with just a few trees separating each site in a relatively safe area with decent tents) would be mocked by more "hardcore" naturists.
 
2013-02-07 08:52:46 AM

stupiddream: My friends and I discussed this while camping this last weekend so I'm getting a kick etc...

And $1200 is expensive.  I could buy my backpack, air mattress (hey, I'm an old fart.  Don't judge.), tent, sleeping bag and all of my food for the next 5 times I go camping for a 1/2 of that amount and my gear ain't cheap gear.


I dunno - if you're going on extended backpacking trips, $1,200 for the gear is low.  Lightweight backpack, tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, cooking gear, food, shoes, clothes, etc can easily get there.

That aside, it's been a long time since I've done that.  I am working towards glamping, but slowly.  Of course, my tendency is to drive my Xterra to the site, set up camp, and then go off-roading in the local area.  If not off-roading, then hiking.  No more sleeping on the ground.  I've got a camp kitchen set-up, folding chairs, a nice thick foam pad for sleeping, etc.  Next major project, in terms of personal comfort, is an off-road worthy trailer.  I could buy one for about $10K or so, but fark that.  I'm thinking of getting an old Jeep trailer (we've got a DRMO facility here in town) and rebuilding it how I want it.  Slide out drawers for the stove, propane tank, roof top tent on top, storage for food, a fridge, charcoal grill, cooking stuff, water, etc.  Hell, I'll even have a shiatter and shower when I'm done.
 
2013-02-07 08:53:19 AM
Our campsite had 3 fridges. A 600 sqft pavilion style tent. A bar made of two folding tables. A blender. And mood lighting. We put together 2 meals a day, breakfast and dinner, feeding 30+ people.
 
2013-02-07 08:54:00 AM

kumanoki: I have one word for you: yurting.


Sex yurts?
 
2013-02-07 08:55:10 AM
I was onboard until the word "glamping". Now I want to set tents on fire.
 
2013-02-07 08:55:15 AM
NEWS FLASH, dipshiats:  Most state parks have hotels nearby.   You can tramp around in the woods all day, then go back to your room take a hot shower, eat dinner in the restaurant and sit in the jacuzzi drinking rum for the rest of the night.

It would STILL cost less than this bullshiat.

\a fool and his money are soon partying.
 
2013-02-07 08:56:08 AM
Looks kind of primitive. Do they have room service?
 
2013-02-07 08:59:13 AM

IrishFarmer: I'd make fun of this, but what I consider camping (pulling into a crowded camp ground with just a few trees separating each site in a relatively safe area with decent tents) would be mocked by more "hardcore" naturists.


Yeah, but "hardocore" naturists deserve to by mocked just like "hardcore" anything else.  That whole "stop liking what I don't like" mentality is ludicrous.  My son and I love backpacking. It's kind of our "thing" but I never turn down an opportunity to go R.V.ing with my parents when they offer.  Enjoying one doesn't mean you can't enjoy the other.  If I had money to throw around, I'd probably do this.  It looks fun.
 
2013-02-07 08:59:22 AM
people can Glamp in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island and Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island.

Alright, those names can't be real.  This article is satire, right?
 
2013-02-07 08:59:24 AM
Glamping = a very cheap hotel and premium prices for retards.
 
2013-02-07 08:59:58 AM

Billy Bathsalt: InfrasonicTom: Most people who have money are more than willing to give it away rather easily.

Not the ones I've met.


You need to work on your presentation.
 
2013-02-07 09:00:13 AM
You can stick your portmanteau up your hole. It's still camping. And camping still sucks donkey's balls.
 
2013-02-07 09:02:03 AM
So why is the Seattle newspaper talking about this trend like it was brand new of something?  I've seen God knows how many stories on the news talking about "glamping" for the past few years.
 
2013-02-07 09:02:06 AM

StroboscopicCamel: You're all missing the real story here.  Fark's own MeowSaidTheDog made a typical "what the hell did they just say?" post at the bottom of the comment section.  Whatever happened to herhimthem?


L out loud is off in the exploring part of the wilderness that is not the part of civilization where there is the toilets and the hot and cold running waters, only the cold running waters of the woods and rocks and wildlife with the stinging and biting and a lot of accessories. So Meow is out glamping, I'm sure.
 
2013-02-07 09:03:12 AM

Deep Contact: Looks kind of primitive. Do they have room service?


For an extra $800/day, we'll provide you with your own "Glampsite valet/butler"...
 
2013-02-07 09:03:56 AM

ronaprhys: stupiddream: My friends and I discussed this while camping this last weekend so I'm getting a kick etc...

And $1200 is expensive.  I could buy my backpack, air mattress (hey, I'm an old fart.  Don't judge.), tent, sleeping bag and all of my food for the next 5 times I go camping for a 1/2 of that amount and my gear ain't cheap gear.

I dunno - if you're going on extended backpacking trips, $1,200 for the gear is low.  Lightweight backpack, tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, cooking gear, food, shoes, clothes, etc can easily get there.

That aside, it's been a long time since I've done that.  I am working towards glamping, but slowly.  Of course, my tendency is to drive my Xterra to the site, set up camp, and then go off-roading in the local area.  If not off-roading, then hiking.  No more sleeping on the ground.  I've got a camp kitchen set-up, folding chairs, a nice thick foam pad for sleeping, etc.  Next major project, in terms of personal comfort, is an off-road worthy trailer.  I could buy one for about $10K or so, but fark that.  I'm thinking of getting an old Jeep trailer (we've got a DRMO facility here in town) and rebuilding it how I want it.  Slide out drawers for the stove, propane tank, roof top tent on top, storage for food, a fridge, charcoal grill, cooking stuff, water, etc.  Hell, I'll even have a shiatter and shower when I'm done.


I agree gear is expensive but you buy it once and if you made the right choice and take care of it that gear will last a lifetime.  Your trailer idea sound cool!  Now that's what I'd call for real car camping!
 
2013-02-07 09:04:06 AM

IrishFarmer: I'd make fun of this, but what I consider camping (pulling into a crowded camp ground with just a few trees separating each site in a relatively safe area with decent tents) would be mocked by more "hardcore" naturists.


There's a middle ground.  Where we go there's a "lower" area that has tents side by side as far as the eye can see but going up into the mountain just a little bit there are several sites that are just areas cleared of underbrush enough to set up a couple of dome tents in with wood bollards to keep vehicles out.  Sites are several hundred yards apart in most cases with none closer than about 100 yards and separated by heavy trees and brush.  Its great for 2-3 couples to just park the trucks, pack the stuff off to the site (50-60 yards usually) and set up for a weekend.
 
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