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23/3/2012 at 8:56pm
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I am going to solo camp tonight - in my garden...

Last year half of my weekend camping trips were solo because my kids don't want to go EVERY weekend - so they just stay with their Dad. This year he will have them nearly every weekend (lucky him - he'll have the relaxing part, while I'll have to deal with schoolwork, lunchpacks and sportskit...). This means I will have even more solo camping. I love being on my own - doing what I want - when I want - and just in exactly the way I like. And I have never experienced anyone in UK or Denmark looking at me as if I'm weird (maybe they are thinking it, but I don't bother!).


23/3/2012 at 9:08pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Hedgehugger on 23/3/2012
It seems it's about the only holiday you can have where you don't get hit with a single supplement these days.
Ah, but you can do in a roundabout way. Sites which charge per unit usually include in that price two adults, so a solo camper ends up paying as much for him/herself as a couple would do. I've only ever been to one site so far which charges per person, all the rest have charged per unit and I've had to pay the price with no discount for being solo.

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23/3/2012 at 11:30pm
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Quote: Originally posted by pingvin on 23/3/2012
I am going to solo camp tonight - in my garden...

Last year half of my weekend camping trips were solo because my kids don't want to go EVERY weekend - so they just stay with their Dad. This year he will have them nearly every weekend (lucky him - he'll have the relaxing part, while I'll have to deal with schoolwork, lunchpacks and sportskit...). This means I will have even more solo camping. I love being on my own - doing what I want - when I want - and just in exactly the way I like. And I have never experienced anyone in UK or Denmark looking at me as if I'm weird (maybe they are thinking it, but I don't bother!).


23/3/2012 at 11:34pm
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I'm impressed. Do you put these tents up on your own? My hubby & teenagers don't want to camp half the time but I do. The thing that puts me off is putting the tent up single handed. If i got in a pickle would people help??

 



24/3/2012 at 10:11am
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Quote: Originally posted by hats on 23/3/2012

I'm impressed. Do you put these tents up on your own? My hubby & teenagers don't want to camp half the time but I do. The thing that puts me off is putting the tent up single handed. If I got in a pickle would people help??


Yes, most other campers would be happy to help but may not always like to offer, so don't be afraid to ask someone if you need to.

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24/3/2012 at 11:03am
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I love camping on my own. It's fab to get away from everything and everyone for a while and be able to do just what I want and not to have to think about what everyone else wants. I enjoy my own company and just sometimes need time to chill. Totally selfish and luxurious. Lol.


24/3/2012 at 8:09pm
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I camp alone - with a hound for company. I love that I can plan my day how I want, not waiting on other people or time wasted while decisions are made. 

My time is spent walking, photography, geocaching and relaxing with a book or writing my camping diary.

My Tent is an Outwell Carolina which is a full stand up height, I can manage to put it up on my own, not sure how I would manage if there was more than a breeze!  But am always hopefull there would be someone on site who would help out. There is plenty of room to lounge around in it if the weather turns, with lots of windows to still be able to watch the world go by.

I just need a bigger car to get all the gear in - someone to help load and unload the car would be good then they could leave all week and come to help pack away!

Enjoy your singleton camping - you will love it



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24/3/2012 at 8:40pm
 Location: Norwich
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Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 23/3/2012
Quote: Originally posted by Hedgehugger on 23/3/2012
It seems it's about the only holiday you can have where you don't get hit with a single supplement these days.
Ah, but you can do in a roundabout way. Sites which charge per unit usually include in that price two adults, so a solo camper ends up paying as much for him/herself as a couple would do. I've only ever been to one site so far which charges per person, all the rest have charged per unit and I've had to pay the price with no discount for being solo.


That's right I tried booking a site last week, which showed fees per person. However, when I entered 1 person, the price still stayed at that for 2 - presumably a minimum charge

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24/3/2012 at 9:12pm
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Good point about the site fees - that can be a minefield. I usually avoid sites with fees per pitch, and go for ones that charge per person. Fortunately Rynys, my favourite site for short breaks, charges per person! 7 (without EHU) if I remember rightly.

If I ever won the lottery and could afford to really splash out, I'd be tempted to set up some little self-catering places, log cabins, caravans or something, suitable for single occupancy at a reasonable one-person price. I've found pricing a real obstacle to finding holiday places - have never seen a 'sleeps one' self-catering place, yet there are more and more single person households, and some people prefer to holiday alone. There's a gap in the market, I reckon!



24/3/2012 at 9:56pm
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The site I regularly go to on Anglesey charges per person - 7 without ehu for tent camping, which is reasonable enough anyway, but if you do use an ehu point it comes at no extra charge. Brilliant!

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