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(Refinery29)   10 essentials for a more comfortable camping trip. Or, you could just live in your garage for a weekend, brushing bugs out of your teeth and destroying your clothes with your massive pit stains. It's pretty much the same experience just cheaper   (refinery29.com) divider line 58
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2014-06-07 11:41:20 AM  
$15 playing cards? $30 water bottle? Yeah, right!
 
2014-06-07 11:50:47 AM  
At least most of them seem to be things that would actually be useful on a camping trip, unlike many of these other "things rich people need for (insert activity)" lists
 
2014-06-07 11:51:59 AM  
How much did they charge the manufacturers of each item to be included in this list?
 
2014-06-07 12:04:06 PM  
Unlimited credit card?
 
2014-06-07 01:01:59 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: How much did they charge the manufacturers of each item to be included in this list?


Exactly. I will bet you that the person who wrote this crap has never spent a night in a tent.
 
2014-06-07 01:20:19 PM  
10 things we essentially want you to buy for more than they're worth if you know nothing about camping.
 
2014-06-07 01:20:34 PM  
I read just enough to see that it was a slideshow. These comments make me glad I skipped the rest since it looks to be "Nieman Marcus goes to the woods" kind of crap.

If you're worried about being sufficiently stylish in the woods, you don't belong in the woods. Chances are pretty damn high you're either shopping for that trip to the high-end resort that pretends to "roughing it" in teak wood cabins, or else you're doing the real thing and are going to need your ass rescued in two days. Do the SAR team a favor and buy the fancy satellite phone with GPS, ok?

And considering almost no one on Fark has any money (except for you rich TotalFark bastards)... shame on Subby for submitting this and on whoever green-lit it. Even if we could there's no reason to buy this shiat.
 
2014-06-07 01:25:35 PM  
List should be called 'Ten Overpriced Things That Might Be Cool At A Festival Or Something But Would Be A Massive Waste Of Space On An Actual Camping Trip'.
 
2014-06-07 01:30:12 PM  
A hammock? I've gone camping with nothing but a good sleeping bag, tarps, beer, toilet paper and a little good company.

/okay, and a change of clothes too
//really, really hate camping
 
2014-06-07 01:40:48 PM  
"begin slideshow"

Nope.
 
2014-06-07 01:41:52 PM  
It's pretty much the same experience just cheaper

You're doing it wrong.
 
2014-06-07 01:42:20 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: $15 playing cards? $30 water bottle? Yeah, right!


Hey that bottle is FDA approved.

WTF? The FDA "approves" water bottles?
 
2014-06-07 01:45:47 PM  
Glad that what needed to be said has been said. Good job, team.
 
2014-06-07 01:49:32 PM  
A sleeping bag with sleeve is called a snowsuit and defeats the whole purpose of a sleeping bag.

I hate this person who decided that this was a good thing. Even the back pack had douche written on it.

Don't get me on the minimalist playing cards in a low light environment.

/Going camping next weekend.
//outside my garage
 
2014-06-07 01:51:06 PM  

brimed03: I read just enough to see that it was a slideshow. These comments make me glad I skipped the rest since it looks to be "Nieman Marcus goes to the woods" kind of crap.


I used to have a subscription to Outside magazine, which has great outdoor articles and adventure stories. Some very good writers, or at least there used to be. I finally had to get rid of it because of the obnoxiousness of the advertising. $300 hiking sticks, $600 water purifiers, $80 t-shirts. Man, fark that. Unless you're climbing Mount Everest, that stuff is for weekend warriors.

/A hiking stick is free. It's...... a stick. Comes in an endless variety of options.
 
2014-06-07 01:51:59 PM  

Bob Falfa: SecretAgentWoman: How much did they charge the manufacturers of each item to be included in this list?

Exactly. I will bet you that the person who wrote this crap has never spent a night in a tent.


THIS!
 
2014-06-07 01:53:22 PM  
I have fone on a 300 mile bike/camp trip and do not consider any of these itwms essential

Herw is my list
Tent
Sleeping bag
MSR featherlight and fuel
Bugaboo backpacking camp kit http://m.rei.com/product/830777/gsi-outdoors-bugaboo-backpacker-cookse t
Camelback
multitool
Collapsable bucket
Shami towel
Smart phone
Solar charger
Swedish fire steel
7x7 tarp with 50 feet of paracord. So many uses
 
2014-06-07 01:53:52 PM  
The only thing worth a damn on that list is the hammock.

 

The My Little Pony Killer: A hammock? I've gone camping with nothing but a good sleeping bag, tarps, beer, toilet paper and a little good company.


I've gone camping with nothing but a hammock, a good sleeping bag, toilet paper, weed, and a little good company.
 
2014-06-07 01:55:45 PM  

gfid: Pokey.Clyde: $15 playing cards? $30 water bottle? Yeah, right!

Hey that bottle is FDA approved.

WTF? The FDA "approves" water bottles?


Yup, and I wish I had known that before my last camping trip.  I bought this water bottle specifically for that trip, and that was a huge mistake.  Turns out it wasn't FDA approved and now I'm beginning to see why.

Check the labels, people.
 
2014-06-07 01:59:14 PM  
No organic bug spray?
/This list is beneath me
 
2014-06-07 02:01:23 PM  
Any Sally who goes out of their way to make camping "comfortable" isn't technically "camping" to me. Heres is how I used to camp with my old man: a shoddy tent and sleeping bag if cold, a gun, a knife, a fishing rod, book of waterproof matches, and a canteen of water with some spare purification tablets. Brought no food or extra water, no electronics, only a Coleman lantern or our camp fire for light, caught or killed our own food. Why the hell bother camping i you're taking all the comforts of home with you? Just stay home and save the time. I go camping for a challenge and to get the hell away from home.
 
2014-06-07 02:02:53 PM  

kkinnison: I have fone on a 300 mile bike/camp trip and do not consider any of these itwms essential

Herw is my list
Tent
Sleeping bag
MSR featherlight and fuel
Bugaboo backpacking camp kit http://m.rei.com/product/830777/gsi-outdoors-bugaboo-backpacker-cookse t
Camelback
multitool
Collapsable bucket
Shami towel
Smart phone
Solar charger
Swedish fire steel
7x7 tarp with 50 feet of paracord. So many uses


I just discovered the existence of the TravelJohn unisex urinal. I have a camping trip coming up, and I am so happy I won't have to leave my warm tent to have a midnight tinkle.
 
2014-06-07 02:03:17 PM  
Seriously you need to bring a cast iron skillet and a tarp
 
2014-06-07 02:17:00 PM  

kkinnison: I have fone on a 300 mile bike/camp trip and do not consider any of these itwms essential

Herw is my list
Tent
Sleeping bag
MSR featherlight and fuel
Bugaboo backpacking camp kit http://m.rei.com/product/830777/gsi-outdoors-bugaboo-backpacker-cookse t
Camelback
multitool
Collapsable bucket
Shami towel
Smart phone
Solar charger
Swedish fire steel
7x7 tarp with 50 feet of paracord. So many uses


I have that same Bugaboo kit. Love it.
 
2014-06-07 02:17:58 PM  
Camping amuses me for some reason. We were poor growing up and our daily life was a lot like camping at times. You couldn't pay me to go camping.
 
2014-06-07 02:29:21 PM  
Oops I was wrong. I have the 830828 kit that has the plates and 4 bowls and 4 mugs. But the bowls and mugs to me are the same thing. Anyway, handy as hell.
 
2014-06-07 02:58:35 PM  

Fat Old Broad: Camping amuses me for some reason. We were poor growing up and our daily life was a lot like camping at times. You couldn't pay me to go camping.


Yeah, I've never met a fat chick that enjoys camping. Too much walking. Not enough daytime TV.
 
2014-06-07 03:12:38 PM  

lifeboat: gfid: Pokey.Clyde: $15 playing cards? $30 water bottle? Yeah, right!

Hey that bottle is FDA approved.

WTF? The FDA "approves" water bottles?

Yup, and I wish I had known that before my last camping trip.  I bought this water bottle specifically for that trip, and that was a huge mistake.  Turns out it wasn't FDA approved and now I'm beginning to see why.

Check the labels, people.


Beaver Fever?
 
2014-06-07 03:16:11 PM  
Ten things huh

1 Fishing pole & Hunting knife
2 Food
3 Clothing
4 Soap/toothbrush/toilet paper
5 Drinking water
6 Tent
7 Sleeping bag
8 First aid kit
9 Cooking supplies
10 FIRE
 
2014-06-07 03:26:02 PM  
I've been camping for over 2 years.

Well, it better than saying I'm homeless.

Curious... what do they use to cut wood?  Or get a fire going?  Or bearproof your food.

Lots of missing information here,
 
2014-06-07 03:27:06 PM  
Camping != Glamping
 
2014-06-07 03:31:29 PM  
 
2014-06-07 03:34:06 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: $15 playing cards? $30 water bottle? Yeah, right!


They're camping playing cards, and the bottle includes water.

/people who need any of these things, beyond the tent, shouldn't go camping.
 
2014-06-07 03:49:52 PM  
This is Fark and no one has beer on their list?

Hell, I even took a beer to the top of Mt. St. Helens.

/Don't leave home without it.
 
2014-06-07 03:53:49 PM  

Omnivorous: This is Fark and no one has beer on their list?

Hell, I even took a beer to the top of Mt. St. Helens.

/Don't leave home without it.


Nah, too heavy. I have taken a flask with me. As a bonus my camp stove can burn it if I get in a real jam =)
 
2014-06-07 03:57:36 PM  
Subby, does this look familiar?

dilbert.com

/hot hot hot
 
2014-06-07 04:05:04 PM  

real_headhoncho: I've been camping for over 2 years.

Well, it better than saying I'm homeless.

Curious... what do they use to cut wood?


Something like this
www.centurionbrands.com
If you need to chop use a decent hatchet.

If it's logs you want a splitting maul.

Regardless, save every wood chip you can for your tinder.

Or get a fire going?
Many ways. Try starting here

Try planning your cooking around the same time span to conserve your resources.


Or bearproof your food.

Hang it about 10'-12' off the ground using a tree branch and rope.

Do the same with your trash bag

If you know where they come from try to stay down wind.

Lots of missing information here,

Other things off the top of my head

Cooler
In a shady area dig a 2 foot hole in the ground to keep food cool. Flat rocks at the bottom help. Keep it covered as best you can.

Cooking
Metal racks make great grills if you can get one. I use one of these shelves that I cut in half. Use rocks to prop it up.
www.equipmenthouse.com

Shape tinfoil into sauce/soup bowls for 1.
 
2014-06-07 04:14:46 PM  

LesterB: Subby, does this look familiar?

[dilbert.com image 640x196]

/hot hot hot


Oh shiat. Someone caught subby plagiarizing.

/seriously good catch there that's funny
 
2014-06-07 04:22:33 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: How much did they charge the manufacturers of each item to be included in this list?


I wondered the same thing. When my family goes camping we bring very basic items, most that we've owned for years. Tent, sleeping bags, Coleman lamp & stove (depending on where we camp a fire is not permitted), a flashlight and a cooler.
 
2014-06-07 04:33:58 PM  
First off, that is nothing but a thinly veiled series of ads.  Second, those prices are farking ridiculous.  They border on criminal.  I can get a deck of playing cards for a shiat load less than that.  $30 for a water bottle? WTF do they think I am, the king of Saudi Arabia? Lastly, some of the stuff is just to foo foo for anybody who takes their camping seriously.  I have nothing against a hammock but that one is just a bit over the top for camping.  I have one that can squeeze down small enough to almost go in a pocket.  You just get some rope, do a few knots and viola a hammock.  It also functions as a lean to if you happen to hit some bad weather while out hiking.  It was less than a quarter the price of that multicolored monstrosity.
 
2014-06-07 04:34:30 PM  

real_headhoncho: I've been camping for over 2 years.

Well, it better than saying I'm homeless.

Curious... what do they use to cut wood?  Or get a fire going?  Or bearproof your food.

Lots of missing information here,


---
www.campmor.com

to cut wood: Campmor pocket chain saw
 
2014-06-07 04:44:32 PM  
But the critical thing all these lists are missing is:

A sleeping pad.
 
2014-06-07 04:57:52 PM  

Plastic Trash Vortex: Fat Old Broad: Camping amuses me for some reason. We were poor growing up and our daily life was a lot like camping at times. You couldn't pay me to go camping.

Yeah, I've never met a fat chick that enjoys camping. Too much walking. Not enough daytime TV.


I'm a fat chick who enjoys camping. But I like my cot and egg carton pad.
 
2014-06-07 05:09:19 PM  

nyseattitude: real_headhoncho: I've been camping for over 2 years.

Well, it better than saying I'm homeless.

Curious... what do they use to cut wood?

Something like this
[www.centurionbrands.com image 500x227]


nanim: real_headhoncho: I've been camping for over 2 years.

Well, it better than saying I'm homeless.

Curious... what do they use to cut wood?  Or get a fire going?  Or bearproof your food.

Lots of missing information here,

---
[www.campmor.com image 245x264]

to cut wood: Campmor pocket chain saw


I was being factitious,  you know... since I have been living out in the bush for over 2 years now.
 
2014-06-07 05:19:40 PM  
This is how I make camping comfortable.

farm8.staticflickr.com

But I substituted this for the car.

farm9.staticflickr.com

Doesn't go anywhere fast but it goes everywhere slow.
 
2014-06-07 05:20:39 PM  

HotnSweaty: But the critical thing all these lists are missing is:

A sleeping pad.


Amen. I have some old school thermarests but usually use the newer aluminum faced ones even though they ate a bit more bulky. The comfort is great and the bulk is on the outside of the pack where it doesn't matter that much.
 
2014-06-07 05:43:27 PM  

cryinoutloud: brimed03: I read just enough to see that it was a slideshow. These comments make me glad I skipped the rest since it looks to be "Nieman Marcus goes to the woods" kind of crap.

I used to have a subscription to Outside magazine, which has great outdoor articles and adventure stories. Some very good writers, or at least there used to be. I finally had to get rid of it because of the obnoxiousness of the advertising. $300 hiking sticks, $600 water purifiers, $80 t-shirts. Man, fark that. Unless you're climbing Mount Everest, that stuff is for weekend warriors.

/A hiking stick is free. It's...... a stick. Comes in an endless variety of options.


And when you're done using it, you can just drop it along the trail or toss it for your dog.
 
2014-06-07 06:08:16 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: A hammock? I've gone camping with nothing but a good sleeping bag, tarps, beer, toilet paper and a little good company.

/okay, and a change of clothes too
//really, really hate camping


When I was in HS camping meant hanging out at the liquor store until you talked someone into buying you and your friends a case of keystone then driving to the river. No tent no food no "change of clothes".

/grew up in the country
 
2014-06-07 06:30:07 PM  

chasd00: The My Little Pony Killer: A hammock? I've gone camping with nothing but a good sleeping bag, tarps, beer, toilet paper and a little good company.

/okay, and a change of clothes too
//really, really hate camping

When I was in HS camping meant hanging out at the liquor store until you talked someone into buying you and your friends a case of keystone then driving to the river. No tent no food no "change of clothes".

/grew up in the country


Teenagers do many idiotic things though.
 
2014-06-07 07:21:32 PM  

studebaker hoch: Camping != Glamping


I've done the camping thing.  Did it for years with the Boy Scouts, then later did some backpacking up and down portions of the AT followed by 5 days in the Grand Canyon.  I've still got all the gear.  However, as I've gotten older I've become a much bigger fan of Glamping.  I'll probably never get the whole way there, but I will get reasonably close.  I've built up a quality off-road capable vehicle.  I've got a roof top tent to go on it.  I carry a nice Weber grill with me.  I do need to upgrade my gear stowage set-up, but I can get out there cook and hang about comfortably.  Then pack it up and get all the hell back into nowhere and do it again.

I'll probably end up building a decent little off-road trailer to put the RTT on at some point in the future.  That'll let me do a better job of storing the gear and leave the Xterra free to run about without tearing down camp every day.
 
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