Hilarious Tweets About Camping
When most people think of camping, they think about how it’s really intense. Or, rather, how it’s really in tents. (Sorry. That pun never gets old!)
Seriously, though, camping can be an overwhelming experience. On the one hand, it’s wonderful to unplug from modern amenities, and to experience the quiet beauty of nature. On the other hand, it’s a great reminder of just how awesome those modern amenities are, and how spoiled we’ve become by them.
Whether you love camping or hate it, these tweets will remind you of what braving the elements on vacation is like — the good, the bad, and the very dirty.
The best part is, you can laugh at these camping moments from the comfort of your own home.
Bringing an air mattress camping is an excellent idea. Sleeping in a tent is notoriously uncomfortable, and anything to help is much appreciated.
Just remember this golden rule: The air mattress should actually, you know, fit inside your tent.
Does Anyone Else Need a Drink?
If you've ever worked at a scout camp, monitoring tons of dirty kids hopped up on the sugar from their s'mores, you'll probably understand exactly where this adult was coming from.
Really, a bar should be a requirement at scout camps.
The Struggle is Real
To be fair, pitching a tent can be really hard.
But also, this baby kind of has a point.
Not Having It
Listen, we get it. Camping isn’t for everyone.
While many enjoy the challenges of braving the outdoors, the experience can also be dirty, uncomfortable and more than a little frustrating.
What we don’t understand, and cannot get behind, is hating on nature.
Also, this guy does understand there are many different types of trees...right?
Ahhh, camping. A time to reconvene with nature, enjoy some solitude, bask in the sunshine...and catch up on the latest episodes of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
You Do You
We're unsure if we should be disgusted by this, or weirdly impressed.
Nobody ever said camping food was delicious...
Thin Crust or Regular?
Well, it's certainly a better idea than Hamburger Helper filled with dead mosquitoes.
It seems sibling solidarity is strong in this family!
Still, we definitely understand why this dad chose not to make camping a regular family outing after this...
In this person's defense, many dads bear a striking resemblance to bears.
If you don’t want to commit to getting a camper, you can always add modern luxuries to your tent by...um...getting creative.
The best part about this camper’s creativity is that they seemingly brought an air-conditioning unit they had sitting around, rather than finding one specifically for camping.
Clever or insane? You decide.
The Worst Thing to Get Wet
It’s annoying to have any items get wet while camping. But there are a few precious items that, if they get soaked, could actually ruin your entire vacation.
Chief among these? Toilet paper.
Without fresh, dry TP, you have to resort to other paper products you’ve brought or — we shudder at the thought — leaves.
Surprise Morning Visitors
It sounds like this person hasn’t had a very traumatic life.
Still, we do understand being shaken by the experience of awakening to a bleating sheep. Aren’t they supposed to help with sleep?
Speaking of Morning Surprises…
Sailing around a tent on a mattress actually sounds kind of amazing. Too bad this camper didn’t bring an oar.
Renting a camper can be an ideal way to experience the great outdoors. It's just that sometimes, the great outdoors wants to experience your camper, too.
This tweet is a nice reminder that it’s always helpful to know where the closest hotel or motel is. You know, just in case.
Trial by Fire
Imagine the item you love most in the world. Now imagine it being thrown into a fire to burn.
That’s what it’s like to be a dog watching a campfire.
Part of the allure of camping is relaxing. And for adults, having a drink (or few) can play an important role in fostering that relaxation.
But if you’re bringing children along, having non-alcoholic options is essential...and, apparently, easy to forget.
There’s always water from the stream?
This tweet may say that this guy loves camping. And the intense smile on his face may even support that idea.
But there’s something about this camper’s eyes that suggests he isn’t actually the biggest fan of cold weather camping, after all.
Or maybe he’s just trying to convince himself that he is?
Look Before You Pee
Relieving yourself in nature can feel extremely liberating. If you haven’t tried it before, we highly recommend it.
But — and this is an important but — one should always make sure there aren’t people below them when enjoying said liberation.
Listen, accidents happen, and when they do happen, it’s nothing to be ashamed about.
Unless, of course, you try to pretend a small accident didn’t happen and, in doing so, accidentally create an even bigger problem. Then you should maybe feel a little embarrassed.
A few days without regular running water and all the comforts of home can leave even the most stylish of us looking (and smelling) not our best.
When the going gets tough, just remember: There’s no look you can’t pull off with a little confidence!
Home Sweet Home
Sometimes, when the elements become overwhelming, it just isn’t worth it to stay out in nature when you’ve got a perfectly safe and warm home to hang out in.
Plus, as this tweeter astutely points out, it’s always ideal (if dangerous) to sleep near the midnight snacks.
The best thing to sleep on while camping is a camper bed.
The next best thing is an air mattress, or sleeping bag, in a tent.
The worst thing is...this.
Ok, but was the hot chocolate worth it?
Things couples fight regularly about: money, jealousy, religion, children and, um, picking a hammock?
Dangerous Tent Decorating
This is what we imagine would happen if the Griswolds went camping.
Come to think of it, "National Lampoon's Camping Trip" is a pretty brilliant idea.
Bye Bye Bye
Most people believe that, once they've set set up their tent, they can go about their adventures and not worry about having shelter when they return from exploring the great outdoors.
Unfortunately, sometimes nature can ruin even the best-laid plans.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
It’s easy to feel out of your element when you’re, well, in the elements.
The moral of this rather pathetic story? Make sure to use all your senses before you come to a conclusion about what might be happening in the world around you.
Too Proud to Beg
Lots of crazy things can happen when you go camping. Sometimes, the tent you were so excited to snuggle in turns out to be not quite the shelter you were expecting.
If this happens, you can always ask for help from your camping friends. Alternatively, you can keep your pride in tact and hope for the best, like this camper.
Cell phones and camping aren’t exactly best friends. For one thing, the whole point of phones is to connect us to the crazy-busy world we’re attempting to escape from by camping. And also just logistically, there are many things in nature that can ruin your nice phone, like critters and fire and puddles of water.
So maybe next time, consider leaving your phone at home (or at least in your car).
Rumbly in the Tumbly
S’mores and camping go together like peanut butter and jelly (which are incidentally also great foods to have around when camping). So try not to make the totally rookie mistake of packing everything you need for a perfect camping weekend, only to forget the most important part — the yummy stuff!
Girl Scouts are best known for two things: outdoorsy activities and delicious cookies. This person was savvy enough to combine the two into one delectable concoction that looks like an upgraded s’mores sandwich.
The only problem with something so delicious is the inevitable belly aches if you overindulge (and how could you not?!).
Watch Your Step
There are few things better than eating good barbecue while enjoying nature and then falling asleep under the stars. Just, you know, be careful to make sure you’re sleeping under the stars because you want to, not because you accidentally burned your tent by knocking something dangerous over.
One-Way Sleeping Bag
Good sleeping bags are meant to fit pretty snugly around your body, to help you maintain body heat while enduring the bitter cold. But before you get out to the campsite, make sure you don’t get yourself too snug in your sleeping bag...
It’s true that spending time camping in nature can be healing and invigorating. It’s also true that you can get pretty pampered from the luxuries that modern life has to offer. Sometimes that can lead to having mixed feelings about going camping, which is why many people (including "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" stars) prefer glamping...or even better, just staying in a posh hotel.
That's kind of like camping, right?
There may be no wrong way to camp, but there are certainly really weird ways to camp. And I think we can all agree this is one of them.
Network signals can be weak when you’re in the heart of nature, and believe it or not, Wi-Fi isn’t a naturally occurring resource. So to keep yourself sane, just accept that signals will be spotty, and you may have trouble uploading photos to social media. (But, like, did an experience even happen if it wasn't shared on Instagram?!)
Inevitably, there’s something you forget when you go camping. And there’s usually not the option to just head to the local store and purchase whatever you didn't bring.
As such, you sometimes have to get a little, shall we say, creative.
Back to Nature
The good news: Camping with your family lets you get to know them better. It’s fun to see sides of your loved ones you never expected that are surprising and delightful.
The horrifying news: There is a possibility you’ll get to know sides of them you never wanted to see and can never unsee.
There's generally no access to TV while camping, but you can always figure out a way to bring your shows with you.
And honestly, if you’re bingeing a classic TV show, it might be too hard to live without it.
Things that are awesome: a gentle swing in a hammock.
Things that are not awesome: a hammock breaking and causing you bodily harm.
When you’re outdoors, your clothes can get wet. No big deal. But if you place your clothing somewhere to dry, it’s a good idea to try to remember where you placed it. Otherwise, it’s very possible a stranger will get more than they bargained for.
When it’s simply not possible to go out into the wilderness, you can always bring the camping to wherever you are. If you’ve got the space, pitch a little tent and bring your best buddy along — it’ll be (almost) like you’re actually camping.
Except for the part where you have to keep working, of course.
Raccoons have dark fur bands around their eyes that make them look like bandits. That, combined with their intelligence and ability to get into anything they want to, makes them the most likely candidate to steal your yummiest foods when you’re least suspecting it.
In this case, the brazen criminals even left a little evidence behind to show it was them.
Of all the creatures you may encounter while camping, a rabbit is one of the least scary and most adorable. We're kind of jealous of this guy, in fact.
So Much for Comfort
We'd totally understand if this poor woman decided a hotel might be the right choice for the rest of her trip.
Lack of Privacy
The smells of the outdoors can be one of the best parts about camping. Or, depending on who you're camping with, one of the worst parts.
It’s easy to let yourself get totally lost in the majesty of the open skies and the beautiful natural world that surrounds you. Just be careful not to get too lost in it.
Otherwise, you may find yourself needing help from some modern technology to get you out of a pickle.
Nothing Goes Right
There are times when it feels like Murphy’s Law is in full effect. When that happens in your everyday normal life, it can be frustrating. When it happens when you’re trying to get away from your everyday normal life and relax, it can be downright disheartening (though, arguably, also pretty funny).