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>> No. 431896 Anonymous
2nd November 2019
Saturday 11:25 pm
431896 Wild Camping
Anyone ever been wild camping?

Not like drinking underage in the local quarry listening to bassline as a teen, like going to the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales or the Scottish Highlands and having a walk and a camp in the open?
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>> No. 431897 Anonymous
2nd November 2019
Saturday 11:31 pm
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I wish you'd stop fucking doing that.
>> No. 431899 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 9:07 am
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Seems to be getting more and more popular these days. People leaving rubbish, making fires and not really following the leave no trace principle. In some cases wild campers have sawn off farm gates for firewood.

On the other side, there's people who spend hundreds on all the gear, head off to a hill then cook a 3 course dinner to post pictures on Facebook, with about 20 other pictures of their dog in a sleeping bag and stupid shit like that because they have empty lives.
>> No. 431900 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 10:14 am
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Surely someone doing a hobby to fill their empty lives is the definition of not having an empty life?

I've done quite a bit of wild camping, but it's not particularly fun to do in England because A) there's not much that ever truly feels 'remote', even in the middle of an AONB you can usually still hear an A road at night, and B) faffing on trying to get permission from landowners or the feeling of not really being able to relax because you failed to get permission from the landowner is a bit of a buzz kill. Scotland is much better for it, but as abovechap says it seems like a lot of people just don't know how to do it without fucking wrecking the place.

I imagine it's far more fulfilling to do somewhere like the USA, where you can realistically actually get into the middle of nowhere and feel properly like you're in the wilds, and also you're a much smaller fish in a significantly bigger pond, so you can actually harvest firewood and build a fire and hunt something without really worrying you're leaving too big a footprint for what is essentially a very self indulgent exercise in feeling good about yourself and your skills. Though if you do it in the US you probably need a gun or at the very least bear mace, and I'm not sure if you can buy either of those over there as a brit, and also having a gun and knowing how to use a gun against an angry bear/cannibal redneck are two different things.

I've really lost track of this one. Just don't set fire to the fucking heather like people keep doing out on Ilkley moor.
>> No. 431904 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 2:07 pm
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Yes, but only in remote bits of the Spanish Pyrenees where there are not many people, I'd be uneasy about doing it in crowded England, or even Wales.

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>> No. 431907 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 4:33 pm
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I'd like to give normal camping a go but having no car, it'd be a hassle to even get anywhere with a tent and sleeping bag.
>> No. 431908 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 4:53 pm
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If your kit won't fit in a rucksack, it's not proper camping.
>> No. 431911 Anonymous
3rd November 2019
Sunday 6:28 pm
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Norway is my go-to camping destination, and every time I go it makes me slightly sad that I have to live in the UK which has, as mentioned above, essentially no wilderness.
>> No. 431913 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 2:03 am
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Scotland is full of wild areas where you could camp and not see a soul for a week. It's just none of them are accessible by public transport. You need to drive relatively close and then walk.
>> No. 431914 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 8:17 am
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Lads how do you use the toilet?

This isn't a facetious question - if you leave things how you found them what do you do about your excrement (and presumably your dirty tissues too)?
>> No. 431915 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 8:21 am
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Bury it.
>> No. 431927 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 7:46 pm
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You dig what's known as a 'cathole' using one of these, which is typically called a toilet trowel.
>> No. 431928 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 7:50 pm
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I suppose the Scots have it alright. But for anyone near a London airport it's cheaper and faster to fly to Oslo.
>> No. 431929 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 8:07 pm
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I can't drive and camp all the time. Just carry it and get a train. If you can't carry it you don't need it.
>> No. 431930 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 8:35 pm
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I suppose the markings on the blade are for measuring your poo?
>> No. 431931 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 8:35 pm
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I want to start wild camping too, but what puts me off is getting to places.
I've spent some time in the more remote corner of scotland last year (in a cottage though not camping), the interesting places to camp are near impossible to reach by public transport. By car there are laybys to park in but it's been known for the locals to get upset by overnight parking.

Anyone know of a good resource to find decent destinations?
>> No. 431933 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 10:08 pm
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>> No. 431934 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 12:06 am
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There are some pretty remote train stations in Scotland. Have a look at Corrour station, that's where I'd start if I didn't want to drive up there.
>> No. 431942 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 6:59 pm
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What, people have feet now? That's new on me.
>> No. 431944 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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Train prices are daft nowadays though. Kind of defeats the object of a wild camping trip if you ask me.

Tangentially related, but I was looking at visiting That London with my other half recently, and we concluded it'd be cheaper to go to Amsterdam for the weekend. There's something very definitely not right there.
>> No. 431946 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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>Train prices are daft nowadays though. Kind of defeats the object of a wild camping trip if you ask me.

Okay, but it'd certainly cost me more in petrol to get somewhere remote in Scotland than it would to take the train to a request stop somewhere. Not really sure what else to suggest.

You're not wrong though, it's cheaper to fly to Norway than it is Aberdeen for me on the same airline on the same type of plane. £250 for a 30 minute flight, and that's with a discount.
>> No. 431947 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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You can still do Birmingham to London for less than a fiver, but yeah Scotland doesn't look cheap at all.
>> No. 431956 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 12:05 am
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500 miles at 30mpg is £95, decidedly not more* than what you might get charged for half that distance on the train.

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