We’ve all been there. No matter how much you prepare, sometimes camping trips go bad. We’ve all had to set up a tent in the rain, forgotten a vital piece of camping equipment and dealt with other campers who lack basic camping etiquette.
But hopefully, your camping trip wasn’t a complete bust and you were able to look back on that trip with fondness and laugh. That’s exactly what we are doing today…looking back and laughing.
I think it’s worth noting that I asked my outdoor blogging friends for their favorite camping memories. What they sent me were camping misses, yet these are the stories of camping trips that they will never forget. These stories will be told for years to come, around many campfires.
When Camping Trips Go Bad
Shared by Shawna from Nature for Kids
You know those adventures where you come home saying, “Well at least we learned something.” They are not quite epic or amazing but still memorable. Well, we had one of those trips recently…Read More.
The Making of an Outdoor Sister
My sister is one of my favorite camping companions. Every summer of our college career we would spend a few weeks kayaking with my Uncle in the Pacific Northwest. Boy do we have stories…my favorite being the time she heard something in the night that caused her to scream bloody murder and me to end up burrowing under my Uncle’s tent…Read More.
Camping With Toddlers: Don’t Forget the Pack ‘N Play
With kids, nothing goes as planned. When our youngest child was barely a year old, we went on a camping trip that will forever be burned into our memories. Our camping trip was perfect. We were totally prepared. Well, maybe not…Read More.
Have you had any camping misses? We would love to hear about them (that way we won’t feel so alone).
I’ll see ya by the campfire.
The Contest- CLOSED
Having Coleman participating in our Camping Faves & Raves Week is just incredible. As you know, Coleman has been a leader in camping for years. They’ve been there for our first camping trips, our amazing camping adventures and even our epic camping fails, like the ones mentioned today. Their camping gear has kept us warm, dry and fed. Thanks, Coleman!
Coleman is providing the Coleman Screened Canopy for our giveaway. Opinions are all mine.
We would love to hear about your mild camping misses, mishaps or just funny camping stories in the comments below. Or tell us your favorite Coleman product.
To submit your stories about camping misses for a sequel to this post, please send it to me through my contact page.
The Details- Sorry this contest is closed.
The contest is open to U.S. residents, 18 years old and older. Contest ends at midnight Sunday, Sept 16th. The winner will be announced Monday, September 17th on this blog post. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize, otherwise another winner will be drawn. See the complete rules in the Rafflecopter widget.
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