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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"   ( ) divider line 17
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2013-02-07 07:51:02 AM  
9 votes:
Oh, look, somebody invented a new word. Makes me want to glust my frist into somebody's flace.
2013-02-07 09:29:56 AM  
5 votes:
You know, I managed to get past "glamping", I really did. Then, I read the words "Chief Experience Officer". Now, there are 3 fist-sized holes in the wall next to me.
2013-02-07 08:48:55 AM  
4 votes:
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 07:37:27 AM  
4 votes:

2013-02-07 09:56:16 AM  
1 vote:
cold medina  cold medina

I'm glampin' I'm glampin' I'm stone cold glampin'

put that in your don't-know-what-you-said book

get out your wack sack

/that's enough
2013-02-07 09:45:15 AM  
1 vote:

UberDave: ronaprhys:

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.

The thing about spending $1200 on the camping gear is that you buy that for many, many trips (with replenishing and refurbishing here and there)

As for the rest of your message, you're talking about car camping.  There's nothing wrong with that.  If you drive up to the National Forest and find a good roadside spot or a nice state park tent site, why use nothing but back country gear?  I'll have my back country gear plus blankets, large padded air mattress, grill, your major fly fishing gear, etc.

How did you get my major fly fishing gear?

\And when the hell are you going to return it?
2013-02-07 09:38:49 AM  
1 vote:

Savage Bacon: You know, I managed to get past "glamping", I really did. Then, I read the words "Chief Experience Officer". Now, there are 3 fist-sized holes in the wall next to me.

Came to say the same thing. Only titles accepted on any camping trip I'm on are "Annoying Camp Neighbors," "Really Annoying Camp Neighbors," "Happy Wanderer," "Get Lost Kid," "What the Hell Was That Whisperer" and "Cooky."
2013-02-07 09:35:04 AM  
1 vote:
...people can Glamp in Moran State Park...

That sounds about right.

I like the idea. I might even be willing to put in the time and effort to transport and setup something similar, but that's a ridiculous price to pay for a semi-furnished tent.
2013-02-07 08:55:10 AM  
1 vote:
I was onboard until the word "glamping". Now I want to set tents on fire.
2013-02-07 08:50:23 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: It's an effortless, authentic way to connect with nature,
...without that pesky nature involved.
2013-02-07 08:38:20 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:37:36 AM  
1 vote:

Apos: "glamping" = high-end LARPing

You, I like.
2013-02-07 08:37:02 AM  
1 vote:

Real new and different.
2013-02-07 08:36:59 AM  
1 vote:
Or you could stop being pretentious and rent a cabin
2013-02-07 08:30:34 AM  
1 vote:
I have one word for you: yurting.
2013-02-07 08:01:20 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:43:59 AM  
1 vote:
The four-day, three-night getaways start at $1,199 per person.
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
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