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    18 Incredibly Real Camping Problems

    *hears sound at night* DEFINITELY A BEAR

    1. Getting to a campsite and realising you've forgotten a crucial piece of the tent.

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    Like the poles.

    2. Or forgetting the ground sheet.


    Enjoy having a wet bum.

    3. Tripping over a guy-line.

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    Even if you buy those luminous ones it has STILL probably happened to you.

    4. Discovering a leak in your brand new tent.

    5. Being last to arrive and having to pitch your tent on a slope.

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    So much fun rolling on top of each other all night.

    6. Or worse, having to pitch your tent on waterlogged ground.

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    7. Getting put next to the group of banter lads.

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    You're not getting annyyy sleep.

    8. Or worse, that dude with a guitar.

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    "Anyway here's Wonderwall".

    9. Getting to the shower block when all the hot water has run out.

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    That's if your campsite has a shower block.

    10. Having to get out of your tent at night to pee.

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    The HORROR.

    11. Your toilet roll getting wet.

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    Keep that stuff in a ziploc bag.

    12. Being subjected to to death by midges.

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    The mosquito's bastard cousin, midges will get in every area of your body and eat your skin. Those dickheads take absolutely no prisoners.

    13. And the absolute horror of realising you forgot to pack insect repellant.


    RIP your skin.

    14. Cows and other rowdy farm animals invading the campsite.

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    15. Being woken up by creepy noises in the night.

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    It's probably something completely innocent like ducks, but that doesn't stop you from always assuming it's a bear.

    16. Cooking on a Trangia and accidentally getting meths in your dinner.

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    17. Lying down for the night and realising you forgot to move a big rock from under the groundsheet.

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    You're in for a longgg night.

    18. And despite all this, still bloody doing it anyway.

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    Because most of the time, it's bloody lovely.