Jason and I were invited along for Easter camping (2013) with Triff and Steve (the trailer) and their/our friends Ray and Phil.
With two camping trips under my belt (one over-nighter and a five dayer at Lake Eildon in Vitoria), I was reasonably confident that I could handle this camping thing. Jason jumped quickly on my new found love of the great outdoors. So, we headed out and purchased a crap-tonne of camping equipment. We have a one tonne ute, and it seems that this is the exact weight of camping paraphernalia required for rookies such as ourselves.
The last time we camped with the trailer, all we contributed was some financial aid. We arrived with our booze, clothes and some bedding. So imagine the surprise on the Trailer’s face when we rocked up with a ute load of glistening new equipment that rivalled their stash of belongs gathered over decades of trips with friends both past and present? Was it showy? Was it overkill? No! It was enthusiasm, it was excitement, it was Jason and I, together, embracing the inevitably wonderful world of camping that it is.
We all know that camping is awesome, but we all have slightly different ways in how we tackle it. Something that seems important to one can seem ludicrous to the next. Jason and I, for instance, are rather fond of Continue reading