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This is a discussion on ENFPS - Do You Dislike Camping? within the ENFP Forum - The Inspirers forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; I just got back from a 5 day camping/fishing trip. While I enjoy fishing, I really don't like camping much. ...

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    ENFPS - Do You Dislike Camping?

    I just got back from a 5 day camping/fishing trip. While I enjoy fishing, I really don't like camping much. I find everything from the cold, or heat, bugs, lack of hygiene such as you'd find in a tent or trailer, exposure to the elements, etc. to be a very Se experience. Therefore it's pretty off-puting to me, yet so many sensor types seem to enjoy this pastime.

    Do you like, or do you dislike, the camping experience?
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    I really dislike having to use outhouses that are crawling with god knows what, from itty bitty germs to huge ass flies and mosquitoes. I can survive and have somewhat enjoyed everything else. Going on a road trip, not knowing of everything to expect. Small encounters whether they be bad or good that arise. Anything from unexpected weather to accommodations, and of course nature in its man made preserved glory.

    But then again, outside of a school trip back in the day, I haven't been on one longer than 2 or 3. The idea of everybody being out in the heat and not showering for that long is straight up repulsive. First world problems I guess...

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    @BenevolentBitterBleeding It's also important for me to add that camping often precludes by its nature the intuitive and introspective stuff I enjoy (writing, Wikipedia surfing, documentary watching) that are the bread and butter of my everyday mental/emotional life. The dearth of inspiration hits me usually on the second full day of camping.
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    I don't mind camping, especially if it is in a not crowded place with access to landscapes and solitary walks.
    I used to do camping trips in my youth, I enjoyed it for the opportunity to be by myself and do outdoor calm activities (gathering woods and starting fires, water, walking around).
    The negative sides is the promiscuity with others, and physical pain if you are not healthy.
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    I need to do more camping that doesn't include LARP... I've invested a lot of money to make my camping experience as comfortable as possible and yet I still come back up being miserably damp, wading through mud, battling against winds that threaten to dismantle your tent, never able to completely clean the dirt off my hands, dealing with blocked toilets with a thick layer of what you hope is mud everywhere... I love the days when it's so hot that the ground is baked and you can't even get your tent pegs in and the worst you have to deal with is midges and bugs invading the tent. There's never an in-between.

    But because it's LARP I always come back no matter the pain of the weather. I've been close to buying a indoor firepit/stove for my tent that's how dedicated I am. I've been camping without LARP too. It's a very peaceful experience. I love just being with nature without other people to interrupt me almost as much as I enjoy being in the middle of a loud festival.

    Sitting around a campfire, singing songs. The smell of the fire, the freshness of the air, the company and entertainment... It's beautiful.

    I daydream about camping in more desert like conditions or isolated on the mountains without a person in sight.

    Maybe it is a Se experience. I find Se experiences invigorating and memorable though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falling Foxes View Post
    Maybe it is a Se experience. I find Se experiences invigorating and memorable though.
    I like camping on my own when I have a decent enough mattress - I've got some back issues and can't sleep on just anything. Everything else I can deal with, even if heavy rain really sucks. I've never had any friends who cared for camping though so don't really have much experience of sitting around a fire with others, except when I was very young a long time ago. Oh, and when I did my military service at 20 ... did a fair bit of running/crawling around in the woods & military style camping then. I grew up on the countryside and nature is a major source of pleasure and relaxation for me.

    I generally don't mind bugs too much, there are decent anti-mozzie solutions these days (vitamin B patches etc.). I obviously don't like camping anywhere with truly venomous creatures, but as long as I know nothing can seriously harm me, I don't mind critters & crawlers.

    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore...
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    We've got a holiday in Israel especially dedicated to a bonfire all-nighter, so had my ample experiences with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin the Dendroid View Post
    Oh, and when I did my military service at 20 ... did a fair bit of running/crawling around in the woods & military style camping then.
    I loved courses in navigating, or any field week for that matter. There was something freeing and bonding about it that you can't recreate outside of the army framework. Not to mention, this was my best friend:


    Especially when I've had to go for number two. It felt like sitting on a throne worthy of a king, overlooking the scenery of your realm that you've just conquered. Really sorry for the imagery, but it's an experience unmatched in its tranquility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fru2 View Post
    Especially when I've had to go for number two. It felt like sitting on a throne worthy of a king, overlooking the scenery of your realm that you've just conquered. Really sorry for the imagery, but it's an experience unmatched in its tranquility.
    It was mostly winter when I served, there's tons of nature in Sweden and we'd generally take a dump sitting on a tree branch strung between two trees, i.e. all you needed for a "toilet" was a sturdy enough branch and either rope or a couple of nails, plus you dug a hole in the ground under. Snow is decent for wiping your arse, too. Birch bark also works.
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    I love camping , feel most alive and at peace out in the woods, I prefer mountains /trees and lake over beaches anyday, roasting marshmallows in front of the campfire- pretending that I'm possess to scare my superstitious friends for the sake of it - good memories
    I've camped at lake Tahoe multiple of times, mount Shasta, Yosemite etc I think the camp site in important though - I have no interest in fishing though - boring and I cant bear seeing dead fishes . My istp husband on the other hand is addicted to fishing

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