To Each His Own
Having a zipper on your tent is so integral that it’s hard not to imagine zipping up your tent when you think about your next camping trip. How else are you supposed to keep out daddy-long-legs and mosquitoes?
The maker of this tent decided to do things a little differently and place a drawstring on the tent instead of a zipper. We’re not so sure what the logic of this is, and we can imagine that there will be consequences to this decision.
You can expect to get a bit dirty when you go camping; it's only natural considering that you're sleeping out in the woods. But, this camping getaway seems to have gotten particularly messy.
It looks like a pretty inconsiderate driver decided to accelerate and speed away from the tents, spraying all of the campers with dirt. We wouldn't be so happy if we were campers there!
Let Me Out!
It's not always the smartest decision to bring your pets camping, especially cats. Cats have no problem chilling on the couch for days on end; they definitely don't need to get out of the house for some vitamin D.
Being in a boring tent with the sounds of nature all around is just not on a cat's bucket list, even though there are tasty birds they could hunt. This cat has clearly had enough of this trip and is ready to go home!
While this does make for a fantastic photo opportunity, you must be wondering, "weren't there other good trees to hang all those hammocks?" We guess if there weren't, then this arrangement works pretty well, so long as the people up top aren't afraid of heights.
We wish we knew how those people got up those hammocks and how in the world they'll get down. But you know that they say, what goes up, must come down!
Oops... Hope He Has Insurance for That
There are some things that just don't mix well together, like beer and liquor. But for the sake of this list, we'll talk about cell phones and camping. First of all, using your phone while camping basically defeats the entire purpose of camping, which is first and foremost a time to ignore everyone and everything from home. And of course, it prevents you from becoming one with nature.
Here’s just another reason why cell phones and camping don’t mix. Not only do they distract you from the whole point of going camping, but they can also lead to things like this. We're not sure if this phone owner knows it yet, but his iPhone is completely destroyed. It is entirely their fault, though, seeing as though they took it along on the trip. Let's hope this phone needed an upgrade anyway.
They Should Have Gone for the Family-Size Tent
Why bring your own tent when your pal has got your back? Ummm...for reasons like this. When everybody is dependent on somebody else to do something for them, a situation like this can occur. Credit to the person who actually brought the tent.
This tent doesn't look like it can hold more than two people, and yet, we see 5 people squashed together. We don't think they are going to have a very good night's sleep!
A Lesson In Work-Life Balance
Working from home is becoming increasingly popular. Is working while camping the next big thing? This guy seems to want to be able to continue with his office work while out enjoying nature. Is it still considered camping if he's on a business call and typing a document on his computer?
It seems like he can benefit from knowing the meaning of a work-life balance. Also, he should know that bringing all that equipment with him was probably unnecessary and excessive. These days, a smartphone is all you need to get the job done!
To Each His Own
Having a zipper on your tent is so integral that it's hard not to imagine zipping up your tent when you think about your next camping trip. How else are you supposed to keep out daddy-long-legs and mosquitoes?
The maker of this tent decided to do things a little differently and place a drawstring on the tent instead of a zipper. We're not so sure what the logic of this is, and we can imagine that there will be consequences to this decision.
Camping Doggie Style
Humans aren't the only ones who need to get out into nature and have an occasional vacation. Take it from this dog here who just needed to get away and relax in his owner's hammock for a little while.
Unfortunately for him, his owner came and interrupted his shut-eye with his camera. But, we can't blame him, considering that this is such an epic photo opportunity. It seems as though this dog is telling the owner to wait his turn.
Sometimes, puns are too good not to point out. This is one of those times! These campers succeeded in erecting their tent properly, and best of all, they did it with humor.
We got it; you pitched a tent. Very funny. We do wonder whether the owners of this tent know the owners of the roasting sticks. If not, it seems like they'd be fast friends!
While the "No Camping" sign we showed you earlier in the list seemed to attract campers, we don't think any camper will have difficulty following this rule. We're not sure that anybody would go pitch their tent in the middle of that mud.
It seems like the camper who reserved this spot had no reason to reserve it as nobody else wants it. Unless all the other campers ganged up on him because they were upset that they reserved the best spot. You know what they say, payback is a...
We have a lot of respect for someone who wants to downsize his life. But, this biker seems to have taken the concept a bit too far. If you can only fit your head in the tent, then that's probably a good sign that your tent is too small. In good news, at least his face will be clear of bug bites, and the morning sun won't wake him up.
He probably should have gone in there without his helmet, though, because we're not sure he'll be able to squeeze his way out. And would a sleeping bag fit on this person's Harley?
Who Needs a Bed When You've Got a Cooler and Folding Chairs?
This camper seems to have come completely unprepared for his weekend getaway. Not wanting to sleep directly on the ground, he propped himself up on two chairs with his cooler under him.
Way to go for making use of what's available to you! We would have probably just sat sitting up rather than using a cooler as a bed mattress...
There are some people that are just not meant to be campers. Camping involves leaving behind all of the comforts and luxuries of home life and opening yourself up to the grime and dirt of nature. Nobody likes to be sweating in the heat or shivering in the cold, but true nature lovers just chalk it up to being part of the entire experience. So, what does a person do who is just not the camping type but still wants to be in the middle of the woods? He takes some of his home with him to guarantee ultimate comfort!
In this case, the guy seems to have taken his window air conditioning unit and plugged it into a portable generator so he could enjoy the nice, cool air in the scorching sun. Hey, it's not like he's cheating any more than the guy camping in an RV, is he? And we're sure that those "true campers" in other tents will be stopping by for a visit.
This is another awesome makeshift camping device that some campers put together. They transformed an old rigged mailbox into cooking ware to prepare their dinner. It seems to be providing a great warm cooking surface for their hot meal in the wilderness or backyard.
Wherever it is, this is a different way to enjoy dinner, and we're digging it. It does require some work and tools, but if you have an old mailbox sitting around that is no longer in use, why not give it a try?
Stop Horsin' Around!
Sometimes you invite guests over to your house and sometimes, to your tent, dependent on where you are. This guy seems to have invited over a horse friend. We hope that that's the case, or else he's going to have quite the surprise when he sees what's waiting for him inside his tent.
While horses are typically friendly animals, we're not so sure that it's a good idea to have them inside your tent with you. Hopefully, this guy is aware of what is going on!
2-In-1 Shopping Cart
We have already shown you campers who have designed their own grills out of random objects. We just wonder whether finding a camping grill at a store is that difficult. Don't most people have a Walmart or Target near them?
It seems like this person left the store with the cart and not the grill. That being said, this is a pretty creative way to make your dinner and less costly. We're just not sure how safe it is.
Who doesn't feel super cool with their hood on? We sure do. While animals have fur, which protects them from the cold, some pet owners go the extra step to ensure that their puppies are warm enough.
Plus, we're sure that a big incentive for the photographer is uploading this adorable picture to Instagram. The dog in this picture doesn't dress cheaply and sports a jacket which we must say is nicer than anything we own!
Life's a Picnic
Boats serve so many great purposes, such as for relaxing and fishing. But, it's not the smartest idea to chill on a boat all day as it doesn't provide you with good shade for eating your lunch comfortably. So, here you have these guys' invention: the Picnic Boat.
They've even attached a motor to their creation and put up a sign which reads "Picnic Launch." That's a pretty clever play on words. And you know we love a great play on words.
Probably Not the Embrace He Was Looking For
One of the unspoken agreements among nature lovers alike is to practice respect for your surroundings when you're in the great outdoors. You need to leave things as they were when you came and pick up after yourself. It also helps to have a general understanding of plants so that you don't get into any sticky or prickly situations. This young man could have used a science lesson or two before coming out into nature.
He apparently fell into a bed of cacti, which is just about the last thing you want to fall upon. Luckily, he had a group from the local fire department come to his rescue. These firemen seem to be quite perplexed by the situation and at a loss of what to do themselves. We suppose it's not every day that a man is foolish enough to play around near a bed of cacti.
Porta-Potty on Wheels
If we had one of these, we think we would simply ride around with it all of the time. One of the most annoying things about basically anything (walking around town, driving, and camping) is finding a place to go to the bathroom. Even if you're staying in a camping area that has portable toilets, you usually choose to pee in the woods over visiting one because they are so repulsive. Well, these people seemed to nail that problem right on the head and come up with their own solution.
They set up their own porta-potty and connected it right to the back of their truck. That definitely makes for a cleaner bathroom experience, but the privacy element is hurting a bit, and it could benefit from a curtain of some sort.
You know when you eat too much at a holiday dinner, and your pants are literally about to burst open? Well, that looks very similar to what is going on in this picture. It seems like these campers didn't leave home without their home, literally. Coming prepared for a camping trip is important, but there is such a thing as being overly prepared.
Plus, it would be smart beforehand to check that your air mattress is going to fit comfortably in the tent. This camper seems to have brought along a king-sized air mattress for a twin-sized tent. We're surprised he actually kept it like this instead of just succumbing to sleeping on the hard floor. That'll probably be his regret tomorrow when he wakes up with loads of mosquito bites.
As Close to the Beach as You Can Get
This ambitious camper decided that he wanted to be close enough to the waves that he could wake up to the sound of the waves hitting the sand. Well, how he actually woke up was to the waves hitting his trailer, and we don't think that's the kind of close he had in mind.
Unfortunately for him, he overlooked the fact that the tides change the shoreline overnight. And it doesn't seem like he woke up in time to fix this slippery slope!
For Your "Royal" Heinie
This toilet looks like it's meant for royal campers. For the camper who is into both the comforts of home and staying authentic to nature, here you have it, the Rock-o-Potty.
These campers took some time to locate the perfect sized rocks to create a toilet that perhaps isn't the most comfortable but does beat squatting down in the woods. Honestly, it looks like something out of "Game of Thrones," and we are impressed!
"World's Best Father"
Now, this is a funny one. Considering the look on this father's face and the position of the "World's Best Father" mug in the picture, he definitely planned out this picture. We hope that this was the case and that it wasn't just pure irony because this toddler's position on the grill is quite dangerous.
The guy in this picture is Dave Engledow, a photographer known for his humorous images of himself and his daughter. They have taken a number of hilarious pictures that have gone viral on the internet.
This idea is just plain awesome and a great way to make do out of a used item. We are all for recycling, so kudos to the inventor of this. We just pray that whoever used this toilet sanitized every ounce of it prior to taking it along their camping trip. If a good cleaning was performed, then this toilet seems to make the perfect makeshift beer cooler and grill.
These guys get a lot of points for creativity, but are these items really that expensive to purchase? We would imagine not. Nevertheless, we hope that it's serving only this purpose on the trip and not simultaneously fulfilling somebody's bathroom needs.
Just Like Venice
If you're going to get swept away by a flood during a music festival, then you might as well make the most of it. At Glastonbury, these campers didn't have the best of luck and were clearly not prepared for the amount of water they would have to deal with.
It's nice to see that this festival-goer didn't let the flood ruin his experience. Positivity was flowing (literally) all throughout the festival.
When Mufasa Stops by
If this guy made it out from this situation in one piece, then he'd have a great story to tell and an awesome photograph. But, we imagine that this is one of those pictures that don't have such a happy ending.
Maybe the African Savannah wasn't the ideal camping ground, especially if you are going to spend the afternoon reading instead of keeping watch of your surroundings and holding on to your rifle.
"I have a secret for you, and you're the only one I'm telling," says basically everybody. It is similar to this sign, which is letting campers know of a secret campground up ahead. we're sure that the campsite is super pretty and special, judging based on the picture's surroundings, but we don't know what's so secretive about it. There is even a sign pointing it out!
We think instead of suggesting the campground so clearly, it would have been smarter to place a series of clues on the ground. And only those in on the secret would be able to figure it out.
These custom roasting sticks are pretty hilarious for about 10 minutes and only acceptable if you're at a bachelor party. But, at the end of the day, they're pretty childish. Though, we will say that we think that this is a creative use of this kind of humor.
We do hope that there aren't kids around the campfire seeing and even using one of these roasting sticks. Actually, scratch that. This is definitely pre-teen humor.
The Flying Tents
We don't think of ourselves as professional campers, but we know a thing or two about camping, and let's just say these guys got it wrong! We have to give them credit for pitching the tent, but it seems they forgot the most important part...hammering the tent pegs so it doesn't fly away!
Imagine these people's faces when they came back to their campsite and saw their tents weren't there. In fact, we hope that's what happened, and that there weren't actually people inside the tents!
Camping With Style
We don't know what this tent/hammock is called, but we love it. This woman definitely knows how to camp in style; she even made herself some stairs! This takes outdoor skills to a whole other level.
What more could she possibly need? She has her own fancy tent house, complete with what we're sure is a very comfy blow-up mattress inside (or, judging by this woman's standards, an actual mattress), and she's literally in a giant hammock, completely safe and secluded from whatever is going on on the ground.
The mere thought of climbing this rock wall makes us cringe, but actually pitching a tent and sleeping there?! These people are crazy. We're aware this is what professional rock climbers do, and it's surely very safe and properly set up, but still.
The thought of sleeping in a suspended tent, thousands of feet from the ground, with the possibility of plummeting to your inevitable death at any moment...no thanks! We'll pass!
The Good Old Camping Prank
This just never gets old, does it? Nothing like grabbing your friend's mattress and floating it on the lake in the middle of the night, especially when he's with his girl. Can you imagine waking up and putting your foot out of bed, only to fall in (probably freezing!) water?
Safe to say, we wouldn't talk to the prankster for a while... Then again, they probably slept like babies floating peacefully on the water all night. Perhaps hotels should take note; this could be a big seller one day!
Come on, Girls
Nothing like good teamwork, especially when you can laugh at it when it goes hilariously wrong. These two girls seem to be taking their tent-pitching disaster in stride. It seems they did a good job getting the tent up, but everything just kind of went down-hill from there.
Or maybe they just didn't notice they set it up on top of a huge rock. Regardless, they seem to be having a good time...or at least, the girl in red does!
Tent or Art Installation?
This is too hilarious to be accidental. Clearly, they already have a place to sleep (and thank goodness for that); just look at that fully equipped trailer in the background!
We're not really sure if this is a trampoline that collapsed in itself or a tent pitching that went horribly wrong, but it looks so disastrous it almost looks intentional. And what's going on with these red balls? Are they lights, decorations, or parts of the tent?
Bring Your Own TV
Who said you couldn't mix the great outdoors with modern society? This guy decided it was way too stressful to watch TV from home, so he took it camping with him.
On the one hand, we get that everybody's idea of leisure time is different, but this kind of defies the purpose of going camping in the first place. And how does the glare not bother him? Oh well, to each his own.
Kudos to you, buddy. The only thing more fun than drinking out of a big, red plastic cup is doing it whilst hanging from a tree. We don't know if he got up there by himself or part of a prank, but he looks to be enjoying the whole situation!
And hey, look on the bright side; he can get wasted and fall asleep without worrying about a bear attack or insect bites. That's what we call being a responsible drunk!
21st Century Phone Booth
This is just brilliant. Who needs a smartphone or a phone booth when you have a state-of-the-art can?! What makes this even more hilarious is the ironic symbol of a phone, almost pointing out the absurdity of needing to communicate with the outside world when you're in nature.
We love this because it's a very clever reminder to just unplug and unwind, which, as trivial as it may seem, so many people aren't able to do nowadays. Where do we find ourselves one of these?
Just Throw it in the Trunk
Clearly, these people are very attached to their boat. It's amazing this car can even advance with that thing in the trunk; come on, sometimes you just have to learn to let go! And this is one of those times...
Maybe it didn't occur to them to strap it on the roof? Not that that would have been ideal either, but hey, at least they wouldn't be driving a car with a gigantic boat sticking out of it. Well, at least they won't have to worry about cars keeping their distance...
Can't Leave the Party Behind
This either belongs to a serious party animal, a professional DJ, or just the designated music provider for a party in the woods. Either way, we have to applaud the resourcefulness of him actually tying this massive, old-school stereo to the back of what looks like an already heavy backpack.
Whether it was a massive rave or just wanting to have the best possible sound on your campsite, we're sure no one ever appreciated music the way this person did after dragging that huge thing on their back!
An Obvious Choice
New Life Lane or Dead End? Although we guess it depends on what mood you're in at the moment, it seems fairly obvious. Regardless, this is a very ironic and, actually quite hilarious, sign to come by.
It would certainly be enough to leave a happy-go-lucky camper pondering for a while. Going straight or turning left has never felt like such a big decision! What road would you take?
Flower Power Camping
Who said hippies couldn't be organized and plan ahead? Just look at this beautiful, vintage 1960s-inspired tent! We've never seen anything like it!
Not only does it look comfy and spacious, but it also takes you back in time and makes you feel like you're actually camping out in a VW Van! Woodstock, anyone?
DIY Can Opener
There's nothing more frustrating than arriving at your campsite and realizing you brought all canned foods but forgot the can opener. But hey, if you're hungry enough, you'll find a way, like this guy obviously did!
We commend the effort because a sharp rock was probably the best thing available. Just remember to watch out for rock bits when you have your bean supper! Our teeth hurt just thinking about it!
Now, we've all heard about hoarders, but we've never seen mobile hoarders! We don't know if this person just decided he was too broke for a moving truck or simply thought it would be a good idea to bring all of their earthly possessions to a camping trip.
However, we can tell you one thing; we are astonished. They actually found a way to pack and tie it all in. Where there's a will, there's a way! We're just wondering how the truck didn't tip over?
Against All Odds
Bravo, girl! This woman refused to let a little water mess with her camping experience. Or maybe, she just decided the other side of the river looked like a better spot, so why go through the trouble of taking down a perfectly-set-up tent?
We hope there wasn't anything valuable inside because one step on a sharp rock and there goes your phone! She actually looks like she's enjoying the whole ordeal. Look at how she's juggling the tent and her sunglasses! A born talent!
Hide Your Kids
Camping is one of the most fun activities for kids. Although we're sure these kids will feel very differently after this particular outing. Imagine sleeping in the wilderness and then waking up to this!
We don't see any food nearby, so we're hoping this bear just walked by, and the kids were left with nothing more but the scare of their lives. Whatever happened in the next ten seconds after this photo was taken, we really hope it wasn't a tragedy!
DIY Pig Roasting
Whoever did this deserves a prize for creativity. When was the last time you saw a DIY, self-spinning pig spit?! It's just genius; using all nature has to offer to make life easier.
There's just one little problem that comes to mind...what happens if there's no wind? Nevermind that, a small glitch on the road to a great invention patent! Bon appetite!
Worst Breakdance Ever
Now, this is something we'll never be able to unsee! We have no idea how this poor guy got into this situation or how it ended, but we can be absolutely positive he's never going to enjoy campfires again.
Judging by the empty bottle next to the cooler, it's safe to say this guy probably had a little bit too much to drink. Remember kids, no drinking (or breakdancing) next to a fire!
Porter Potty Disaster
Being in a porter potty is already not the most enjoyable experience; add a full-blown fire to that, and you've basically got anyone's worst nightmare. Or at least, what's sure to be one of the worst days of their life. Talk about a camping fail!
Well, at least whoever witnessed this will most likely never have a problem with going to the bathroom outdoors. We don't know what exactly happened here, but we're really hoping that truck in the background has come to the rescue.
Hi, Mama Bear!
This family was looking for the nearby campsite and the map was no help so they figured they'd ask a local. And who's better than this native mama bear and her cub?
At least, that what we think happened. Another option is that the bears were the lost ones. You know, they strayed a little too far from home and figured they could hitchhike their way back. You know, because they don't give bears bus-passes anymore.
Let's Get a Family Picture!
This sweet family went on a nice camping trip. They got the right clothes, packed the right equipment, and were basically having the time of their lives, so they decided to take a goofy family picture together as a souvenir.
So far, so good. Except it looks like one member of this family wasn't too thrilled about all this outdoor business and decided to let it be known. Or at least be passive-aggressive about it and not go along with the goofy theme. He must be fun at parties.
This guy seems to have used his time in the great outdoors to invent a new type of sport — barefoot sand skiing! The name is pretty self-explanatory, but it doesn't specify that the athlete has to have some sort of fishing background so that they can catch a fish strong enough to pull them through the sandy slope.
And the best part, is the dinner after the whole event is over. That nice big fish from before? Well, let's just say it goes for a nice swim in everyone's bellies later.
Sometimes, when you go camping with family or friends, being around each other for a long period of time can be a little too much. Finding a quiet place where you can be alone with your thoughts is a necessity. This guy decided to create such a place for himself.
Now, whenever he needs some alone time to meditate, he can get on the rig he made for himself and let the lake do the rest. Our only question is what does he do when he wants to get back to the campfire. Does this makeshift boat include an invisible oar?
The good thing about camping is, of course, the newfound connection with mother nature. The bad thing about it is the rise of your chances to meet a huge, carnivorous animal in its natural habitat. You know, where the animal has the upper hand (or paw).
Just look at this guy. So happy. So proud of his catch. So oblivious to his impending doom. We can only hope that the person taking the picture warned him and that they got away on time.
Camping on Water
Spending a long time outdoors can be tough for the modern human, who got used to certain kinds of comforts. This is why we pack so many things before we go camping. But these guys here, they are taking things to a whole new level.
Unwilling to let go of any piece of comfort that their living rooms have to offer, they brought everything out with them. And we mean everything. Starting with the lazy-boys and all the way to their TV. God knows how they managed to power it out there.
Camping in Russia
Camping in the US, where the weather is relatively sane, looks like one thing. Camping in the freezing cold of mother Russia is completely different. Only true men, raised by the feral wolves of Siberia can venture into such adventures. Shirtless.
Such men need no tent, no campfire, and no marshmallows. They catch fish with their bare hands, eat them raw, and fashion their bones into belt-buckles.
So Much for Signs
Camper 1: "Oh, look, this patch of grass looks like a good place, How about we pitch our tent there?" Camper 2: "But there is a sign that says we shouldn't..."
Camper 1: "It didn't seem to bother the other ten thousand people pitch their own tents there..." Camper 2: "Oh, what the hell, let's join them. Do you think they have ice for my beers?"
When you think of the kind of car you take on a camping trip, usually vans, Jeeps, or SUVs come to mind. But what about the kind of car you take on a glamping trip? That is when the Glamborghini enters.
Not only will it turn everyone's heads at the campsite, but you can also use it to dry some of your designer clothing in case they get wet! Talk about multifunctionality!
The Elk Outdoors
When you go camping people tell you to watch out for bears. They tell you to watch out for bugs. They tell you to watch out for contaminated water. Nobody tells you to watch out for the very territorial elk when you try to catch some fish for dinner.
But when we say people, we mean people other than this guy, who will obviously be the first in line to tell you to not get on this beast's bad side.
Tent, Sleeping Bag, and Holy Water
These three items seem to have been the first ones on this family's camping equipment list. For once, the campers didn't need to watch out for the dangers of nature — it was the little possessed baby they brought along they needed to be wary of.
Let's hope their exorcism kit has all the proper items — some holy water, a Bible, an ouija board, and a bubblegum flavored pacifier. You know, the usual.
Bike or Bust
Taking your bike on a camping trip is one thing, but taking it to bed? Even if you do ride in your dreams, having it physically next to you will help you with nothing — not with staying warm, not with keeping the dirt out of the tent, and not with making sure you still have a girlfriend in the morning.
There's being a fan of something and there's this guy. His girlfriend must know by now that she will only ever come in second after his beloved BMX.
You know what they say — if you stay ready you don't have to get ready. Why bother pitching the tents in the field when you can literally pitch it in the comfort of your own back yard and then strap it to the top of your van?
While these people obviously don't know what traveling lite means, there is no doubt they will have everything they need at the campsite. In fact, is it really camping if you take your entire house with you?
Someone here is obviously a camping pro. No, a camping champion! A Campion, if you will. Not only do they have the fanciest fire pit ever, but they've honed the art of making s'mores to perfection.
This rake is clearly fulfilling a higher purpose than being a piece of gardening equipment. Marshmallow tips, melted chocolates over grilled crackers, this s'more machine may be the best thing we've seen all day.
Not in Kansas Anymore
This tent must be on its way to land on top of a very wicked witch. We doubt it will have the same consequences as the house in "The Wizard of Oz", but it's the thought that counts. Except we doubt that the original thought here was 'hey, why don't we get a tent that doubles as a kite?'
It is a known fact that campers always have to forget one thing behind when they pack. This time it was the pegs that anchor the tent to the ground. Hopefully, it didn't drift very far away.
Some people are just masters at making the best out of everything. Take this beer-loving fellow for example. This flooded campsite is a sure way of ruining his entire camping experience, but he refused to let that bother him.
As long as he has his drink and his floating matters, nothing can bring him down. Good for you, man. We hope the lifeboat got to you on time.
Someone's been sitting in your chair? Someone's been eating your food? Someone's been sleeping in your bed? It looks like the three bears finally got their revenge on Goldilocks, who foolishly camped where she shouldn't have.
Judging by the size of this tent, however, the baby bear seems to be the only one fit to have a good night's sleep in there. Mama Bear and Papa Bear will have to settle for their own porridge and sleeping on the ground.
They Obviously Didn't Pivot
Any longtime fan of "Friends" would look at this picture and hear Ross screaming "PIVOT!" at the top of his lungs. Those of you who don't get the reference will have to imagine four people trying to carry a huge couch up a tiny staircase and maybe get the gist.
While there is nothing in this world a little pivot can't fix, they could also just try inflating the mattress *after* they put it in the tent.
In the Upside Down
This is it, people. The one proof we needed to prove the multiple universes theory. There simply cannot be a different explanation for this cubist-looking tent.
The people in this other dimension have been kind enough to show us how they camp and we are nothing but intrigued. Does this tent have a separate gravity system? Are the people there shaped differently or filled with helium? We come in peace, we swear, just tell us!
We admit it. We've never been to a soccer camp. Too much soccer and not enough camping in our opinion. But honestly, if that's what soccer camp looks like, we aren't sure we even want to try.
Let's start with the fact that some people seem to think that this patch of grass is considered "the wild" (it isn't). Then, let's get to how they think that a soccer field is a proper campsite (it isn't). And finally, let's wrap it up with them thinking that pitching a tent sideways is somehow okay (it isn't).
Ugh, Forget It
This is it, people. We found it. The most depressed person at the campsite has finally decided to call it quits. Other than the table, which looks pretty steady, it looks like nothing else was going for them.
Oh, the poor thing. We don't know who is the person behind this picture, but we hope everything is okay with them and that they got the hug they obviously needed.
Camping in Scotland
This fine specimen of highland cattle is something you have to take into consideration if you ever plan on going camping in Scotland. Well, that and how your tent might be blown over and land in one of the local lochs.
Honestly, with that view and with the new cow-friends you will be making, a slightly wet tent doesn't sound like such a bad trade. Where do we sign up?
You Set up the Tent, I'll Go Get Firewood
This is what camping with the Incredible Hulk must be like. You and your dainty fingers can deal with stringing the tent poles into the tiny loops in the tarp, while the Hulk will take care of the fire.
And when we say 'take care of the fire' we mean 'find a whole tree trunk and sort out firewood for a week, even though you're only planning on two days'.
Tent or Teepee?
Someone here tried to pay homage to the Native American communities who must have inhabited the area centuries ago. They obviously only had the faintest idea of what a teepee is supposed to look like.
Original teepees are sturdier, big enough to fit a sleeping bag (and more), and obviously built by people who know what they're doing. Now, how about you sit aside and leave this whole tent business to the pros?
Just Being Safe
Camping does require certain measures of safety, but this seems like a stretch. Don't get us wrong, fire is dangerous and needs to be dealt with caution. But roasted marshmallows are the best part of camping and we simply can't let such a long stick stand in the way of our true love.
By the time this guy manages to hold the roasted marshmallow, that bit of sweet fluff will go back to being cold! What a vicious cycle.
Don't Do as I Do
A camping mattress is one of the most important pieces of equipment you need to take with you on the trip. If you know how to use it, that is.
Using a mattress is usually fairly simple. There aren't any complicated knobs or an orientation class, but the manufacturers of this camping mattress thought they would include a picture of what *not* to do just to be safe.
As Long as They're Asleep
Where there's a will there's a way. And these happy campers' will was to get some sleep no matter what shape their tent was in.
Strangely enough, this decrepit tent looks like it doubles as an extra blanket. Combined with the sleepers cozying up next to each other, it looks like a pretty good arrangement after all. And hey, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us.
Someone Needs a Walk
Looks like Fido can't wait for his morning walk! This little doggo must be having the time of his life — he got to be outside with his humans all day, snuggle up with them at night, and find all the sticks he could possibly want.
It is no surprise, then, that he is so eager to see what this next day has in store for him. We only hope that the human he's using as a lift is just as excited.
Peg It Down!
You might think that the poles are the most important components in a tent, but you'd be wrong. While the poles may hold your tent up, they can't guarantee your temporary home won't go flying with every gust of wind.
And another item on this list shows that a tent doesn't have to be held up in order for campers to sleep in it. All of this leads us to one conclusion — get some pegs or watch your tent pretending to be a kite.
Good Job, Boy Scout
If we've ever had any doubts about sending our kids to the scouts, we no longer have those. Doubts, we mean. If the level of ingenuity that this kid demonstrates is any indication of the youth movement's contribution to the child, we are totally here for it.
Do you know how they say children are the future? If this one is our future, we nominate him for president.