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2013-08-09 08:22:06 AM  
Meh, big deal.  The residents of San Francisco have been camping for decades.
 
2013-08-09 11:51:56 AM  
The people in those tents are also too damn high.
 
2013-08-09 11:53:56 AM  
Lock them all on a rooftop with a black bear....  There's your REAL camping experience biatches.
 
2013-08-09 11:54:15 AM  
Yes, apparently I can hate hipsters more than I already did.
 
2013-08-09 11:54:19 AM  
I prefer my hobo caves under the subway lines, better orgies there
 
2013-08-09 11:54:32 AM  
Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

llwproductions.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-09 11:56:03 AM  
I think that's called "being homeless".
 
2013-08-09 11:56:36 AM  
And how do I just KNOW those schmucks probably were all clad in Patagucci and North Face crap?
 
2013-08-09 11:58:41 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]


Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.
 
2013-08-09 11:59:44 AM  

INeedAName: Yes, apparently I can hate hipsters more than I already did.


+1
 
2013-08-09 11:59:59 AM  
That looks kinda fun, but I don't see how it's possible to have a camp fire, unless it's in a steal drum, and there's no way you're gonna see a single star in any big city.
 
2013-08-09 12:01:52 PM  
"Roughing it is when there's no room service after midnight."

"The best thing between me and the cold, hard ground is several floors of a great hotel."
 
2013-08-09 12:02:46 PM  
"It was a time to socialize and look at the stars," says 24-year-old Ariel Abrahams, describing a recent camping trip. He talks about "the rush of the water from the creek, the chirping of birds," and the trees standing close around him.


The hitch? Those natural sights and sounds were only in Abrahams' imagination. His tent was actually pitched atop a Brooklyn warehouse. He's a dumb piece of shiat.
 
2013-08-09 12:02:50 PM  

lousyskater: INeedAName: Yes, apparently I can hate hipsters more than I already did.

+1


+2
 
2013-08-09 12:03:08 PM  
Hipsters, is there anything they can't co-opt without stripping it of all of its meaning so it's nothing more than a hollow shell of an idea that they can then fill with ironicness?
 
2013-08-09 12:04:19 PM  
I have a friend who lives in a parking lot.  He prefers to call himself an 'Urban Camper.'  His plan is usually to get arrested in February for a month.  "With my luck, I'll get released in a storm."
 
2013-08-09 12:05:44 PM  
Destitution is becoming hipster.
Nice.
 
2013-08-09 12:05:50 PM  

Felix_T_Cat: I have a friend who lives in a parking lot.  He prefers to call himself an 'Urban Camper.'  His plan is usually to get arrested in February for a month.  "With my luck, I'll get released in a storm."


You have really pathetic friends. No wonder you're on the internet.
 
2013-08-09 12:09:08 PM  
jp3.r0tt.com
 
2013-08-09 12:09:26 PM  
Where do you poop?
 
2013-08-09 12:09:34 PM  
I was more camping in the wilderness as a kid in the back yard.
 
2013-08-09 12:10:43 PM  

Molavian: Where do you poop?


Look, just don't fall backwards, OK?
 
2013-08-09 12:10:55 PM  

Molavian: Where do you poop?


Hipsters don't poop. Their bodies recycle their waste and turn it into narcissism
 
2013-08-09 12:11:04 PM  

Molavian: Where do you poop?


On Twitter.
 
2013-08-09 12:12:26 PM  
It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.
 
2013-08-09 12:12:31 PM  
I camped for two weeks just blocks away from bustling downtown Edmonton. There's a little path where 124th street turns ito Jasper avenue, goes down into the valley. Pitched a tent there for two weeks. Charged phone at parks, bathed in legislature wading pool, brushed teeth etc in public bathrooms.
 
2013-08-09 12:13:43 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Destitution is becoming hipster.
Nice.


I don't use a hobo stove.  I make my own soda can stoves.  You've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-08-09 12:13:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.


To be fair, I'd make fun of people sleeping in RVs at campgrounds too.
 
2013-08-09 12:16:20 PM  
Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.
 
2013-08-09 12:16:54 PM  

dopekitty74: I camped for two weeks just blocks away from bustling downtown Edmonton. There's a little path where 124th street turns ito Jasper avenue, goes down into the valley. Pitched a tent there for two weeks. Charged phone at parks, bathed in legislature wading pool, brushed teeth etc in public bathrooms.


Is that where the dirty deed when down?
 
2013-08-09 12:17:43 PM  

Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.


Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.
 
2013-08-09 12:18:37 PM  

dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.


I loved those things...man the things you learn when you are homeless
 
2013-08-09 12:19:08 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.


Don't you have a drum circle to get going?
 
2013-08-09 12:19:29 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Hipsters, is there anything they can't co-opt without stripping it of all of its meaning so it's nothing more than a hollow shell of an idea that they can then fill with ironicness?


Being as arsehole? It's the only thing I can think of that the Hipsters haven't yet stripped of it's meaning.
 
2013-08-09 12:19:35 PM  
Comes?

Oh!  They're so cute when they think they've discovered something new and edgy.
 
2013-08-09 12:21:02 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.

Don't you have a drum circle to get going?


Don't you have a stock portfolio to cream over?
 
2013-08-09 12:21:06 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.

I loved those things...man the things you learn when you are homeless


Or when you're in scouts, like normal, non-mentally unstable people.
 
2013-08-09 12:21:48 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

To be fair, I'd make fun of people sleeping in RVs at campgrounds too.


Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage?  And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home.  What is the point?

There are only 2 roads out of Anchorage.  Point yourself either North or South and go see something other than asphalt...
 
2013-08-09 12:23:00 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.

Don't you have a drum circle to get going?

Don't you have a stock portfolio to cream over?


Don't you have a goal in life other than getting stoned and "sticking it too the man"?
 
2013-08-09 12:23:35 PM  

Outrageous Muff: IdBeCrazyIf: dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.

I loved those things...man the things you learn when you are homeless

Or when you're in scouts, like normal, non-mentally unstable people.


Umm..Speaking as someone who was too lazy to make Eagle Scout, there are plenty of mentally unstable Scouts, that is where the civic minded Pyromaniacs end up.
 
2013-08-09 12:23:53 PM  
I love pitching my tent on roof tops.  Look at meeeeeee!
 
2013-08-09 12:23:55 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.


THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit
 
2013-08-09 12:26:28 PM  

Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit


Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.
 
2013-08-09 12:28:05 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.

Don't you have a drum circle to get going?

Don't you have a stock portfolio to cream over?

Don't you have a goal in life other than getting stoned and "sticking it too the man"?


Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?
 
2013-08-09 12:29:25 PM  

Outrageous Muff: IdBeCrazyIf: dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.

I loved those things...man the things you learn when you are homeless

Or when you're in scouts, like normal, non-mentally unstable people.


Honestly, it was some of the most entertaining 4 months of my life and I have no regrets.
 
2013-08-09 12:29:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.


This. Lot of bitter, too. What's wrong with trying something new where you live?
 
2013-08-09 12:30:45 PM  
Sounds like a homeless camp to me.  Those are festering pits of poverty, disease, poor sanitation, and desperation that are alternately completely destroyed or ignored by the local PDs.
 
2013-08-09 12:31:00 PM  

Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit


That had a homosexual vibe going.  nttatwt
 
2013-08-09 12:31:27 PM  

Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit


...wut
 
2013-08-09 12:31:39 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


THIS!

/man did that video make me want to cockpunch everyone involved in it!
//loving our humorous back and forth on the thread
///I hate Hipsters
 
2013-08-09 12:31:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?


Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.
 
2013-08-09 12:32:54 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?

Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.


God, get a room you two.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:07 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


Artisanal manliness?  Now *THAT* is a contradiction in terms if I ever heard one.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:45 PM  

lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut


When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:50 PM  

dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.


Pfft.  'Real' folks use penny stoves made with Heinekin Beer Cans.  You've probably never heard of it.

/I need a shower
 
2013-08-09 12:36:06 PM  

Molavian: Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?

Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.

God, get a room you two.


Nah, sodomy is forbidden in Judaism. Besides, I like the idle banter, much more fun.
 
2013-08-09 12:36:35 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.
 
2013-08-09 12:37:29 PM  

Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.


What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!
 
2013-08-09 12:38:13 PM  

INeedAName: My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.


There's nothing wrong with gin and tonics and there is nothing wrong with getting drunk camping. But they somehow make it punchable. How is that possible?
 
2013-08-09 12:39:27 PM  

HeadLever: dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.

Pfft.  'Real' folks use penny stoves made with Heinekin Beer Cans.  You've probably never heard of it.

/I need a shower


I've got one in my gear bag for emergencies.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-09 12:39:31 PM  

Maud Dib: http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit


Gentlebros?  Uh..... Uh.... words not there.....
 
2013-08-09 12:39:49 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.

What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!


What makes me laugh, is that you seem to think anyone who works for a company is some mindless, souless drone driven only to satisfy the bottom line and their money-grubbing corporate overlords. I'd put you on the same level as these artisanal men in terms of having a a rather tenuous grip on reality.
 
2013-08-09 12:40:17 PM  

Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.


You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.
 
2013-08-09 12:40:17 PM  
I tried to read the article but I got stuck on Ariel being a guy.

So.. I think most of the blame for this doucheiness rests squarely on the shoulders of his parents.

Unless he emancipated himself and chose a new moniker and discarded his old slave name.
 
2013-08-09 12:42:17 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


The ONLY way that would have ended better would be if, as they exited the tunnel, they suddenly found themselves in Laconia NH on Biker Weekend. Right in the middle of Harley Hill.

Don't worry about getting tired, I think we might find a few volunteers to be next in line.
 
2013-08-09 12:42:41 PM  

Maud Dib: I've got one in my gear bag for emergencies.


For full disclosure - me too.  However, I am happy to report that during the construction of said stove was the first and only time I have ever drank Heinekin.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:00 PM  
What a load of horse shiat.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:01 PM  
not impressed until I see an RV on a roof.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:11 PM  

Outrageous Muff: INeedAName: My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.

There's nothing wrong with gin and tonics and there is nothing wrong with getting drunk camping. But they somehow make it punchable. How is that possible?


They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!
 
2013-08-09 12:45:18 PM  
I wonder how many people would end up dead if we did a Fark camping party.
 
2013-08-09 12:45:20 PM  

INeedAName: DarkSoulNoHope: Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.

What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!

What makes me laugh, is that you seem to think anyone who works for a company is some mindless, souless drone driven only to satisfy the bottom line and their money-grubbing corporate overlords. I'd put you on the same level as these artisanal men in terms of having a a rather tenuous grip on reality.


Sorry, you're not as fun to banter with as Outrageous Muff.
 
2013-08-09 12:50:48 PM  

Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?


All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.
 
2013-08-09 12:51:38 PM  
FTA: "It was a time to socialize and look at the stars," says 24-year-old Ariel Abrahams,

Uh, I may just have one comment on your desire to stargaze if you are pitching your tent in Brooklyn. Those twinkling, shining  awe-inspiring specks of light are likely 400w High Pressure Sodium Lamps.
 
2013-08-09 01:02:32 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!


You watch that video and that's what pisses you off?
 
2013-08-09 01:04:01 PM  

Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.


That's kind of hard to do when you're being chased away from your campsite by guys with nightsticks and pepper spray.
 
2013-08-09 01:06:46 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!

You watch that video and that's what pisses you off?


Well, the background voice describing this crap makes me want to strangle that person through the screen. What made you angry about it?
 
2013-08-09 01:10:51 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.

That's kind of hard to do when you're being chased away from your campsite by guys with nightsticks and pepper spray.


That too.
 
2013-08-09 01:18:16 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.

Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.


You need a tissue?
 
2013-08-09 01:28:43 PM  
This "extreme urban campsite" on a London rooftop was billed as a demonstration in low-cost living for cash-crunched Brits.

When enough people are engaged in "low cost" living in shelters no better than tents, you get crowded slums/shanty towns/Hoovervilles/whateveryouwannacallthem. They can be found all over the world where the poor are forced to live out a miserable existence. That's not a very appealing option.
 
2013-08-09 01:37:34 PM  

Two16: dopekitty74: I camped for two weeks just blocks away from bustling downtown Edmonton. There's a little path where 124th street turns ito Jasper avenue, goes down into the valley. Pitched a tent there for two weeks. Charged phone at parks, bathed in legislature wading pool, brushed teeth etc in public bathrooms.

Is that where the dirty deed when down?


What dirty deed are you referring to? And where exactly?

/me and the ex did f*ck in the tent..
 
2013-08-09 01:40:57 PM  

LandOfChocolate: You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.


I've never seen anyone else geared up like that there (and, remember, generators are ostensibly banned in the first place), and it wasn't the first time I'd camped there.
 
2013-08-09 01:47:23 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.

You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.


That's why my wife insists we camp out in the middle of the national forest, where no one else is around.

Unfortunately, many otherwise excellent campsites have been ruined by idiots and assholes using the area for target practice or worse, things like burning old TVs after they've been used for target practice.
 
2013-08-09 03:09:17 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?

All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.


Not all, I looked it up.  But you're essentially right... it seems *most* of them allow it.
 
2013-08-09 04:09:09 PM  

Felix_T_Cat: I have a friend who lives in a parking lot.  He prefers to call himself an 'Urban Camper.'  His plan is usually to get arrested in February for a month.  "With my luck, I'll get released in a storm."


When I worked in an ER, I started calling such citizens "urban outdoorsmen". Has a nice PC ring to it.
 
2013-08-09 04:10:17 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.


They were camping before camping was cool!
 
2013-08-09 04:12:52 PM  

Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.


How else are they going to run the air conditioning, microwave, and hairdryer? Ah, the great outdoors!
 
2013-08-09 04:15:05 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?

All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.


My wife works in a building next to a Wal-Mart.  I frequently stop by there.  Pretty easy to notice the 36 foot diesel-pusher with the patio furniture all arranged in one of the parking stalls sitting there for a period of time that would suggest they aren't just there to pick up some Pringles and get their bearings.
 
2013-08-09 10:27:12 PM  
That is camping about as much a Yugo is a racecar.
 
2013-08-10 09:08:56 AM  

Ima4nic8or: That is camping about as much a Yugo is a racecar.


Yeah, apparently, that's a thing.  Hipster racing at it's finest.
 
2013-08-10 10:56:10 AM  
I'll just leave this here to show a large amount of the reasons of why I despise Hipsters. Glove and Boots - Evolution of the Hipster
 
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