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18 Incredibly Real Camping Problems

*hears sound at night* DEFINITELY A BEAR

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

Like the poles.
Steve Jurvetson / Via Flickr: jurvetson

Like the poles.

2. Or forgetting the ground sheet.

Enjoy having a wet bum.
Via sportsdirect.com

Enjoy having a wet bum.

3. Tripping over a guy-line.

Even if you buy those luminous ones it has STILL probably happened to you.
Br3nda / BuzzFeed / Via Flickr: taniwha

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.

So much fun rolling on top of each other all night.
Twitter: @gwcounselling

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

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

Shermozle / Via commons.wikimedia.org

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

You're not getting annyyy sleep.
Ben Sutherland / Via Flickr: bensutherland

You're not getting annyyy sleep.

8. Or worse, that dude with a guitar.

"Anyway here's Wonderwall".
Virginia State Parks / Via Flickr: vastateparksstaff

"Anyway here's Wonderwall".

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

That's if your campsite has a shower block.
Grand Canyon National Park / Via Flickr: grand_canyon_nps

That's if your campsite has a shower block.

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

The HORROR.
Pat David / Via Flickr: patdavid

The HORROR.

11. Your toilet roll getting wet.

Keep that stuff in a ziploc bag.
Twitter: @Emmaallay

Keep that stuff in a ziploc bag.

12. Being subjected to to death by midges.

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

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.
Via chemistdirect.co.uk

RIP your skin.

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

Kitty Terwolbeck / BuzzFeed / Via Flickr: kittysfotos

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

It's probably something completely innocent like ducks, but that doesn't stop you from always assuming it's a bear.
Andrew Skudder / Via Flickr: skuds

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.

Lovely.
Tim Regan / Via Flickr: dumbledad

Lovely.

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

euphro / BuzzFeed / Via Flickr: euphro

You're in for a longgg night.

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

Because most of the time, it's bloody lovely.
Phil and Pam Gradwell / Via Flickr: philandpam

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