Camping has a way of bringing out the best… and some of the other stuff, in all of us.

Here’s a few quotes that a few too many of us can relate to about this strange activity we call camping (feel free to add more in the comments if we’ve missed one of your favourites or you’ve got a good one to add)


Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.” ~Author Unknown

“How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” ~Christy Whitehead

“When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep the campsites on either side vacant.” ~Author Unknown

“But the place which you have selected for your camp, though never so rough and grim, begins at once to have its attractions, and becomes a very centre of civilization to you: Home is home, be it never so homely.” – Henry David Thoreau

” In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” Dave Barry

“Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?” – Jessica Simpson

“I’d like to sit around a campfire with a couple of cowboys and argue over who’s going to turn on the stove.
”― Jarod Kintz

 “The thing that brings us together about camping and creates the great stories that will be shared for years to come, can be summarised as follows – shared crisis. The pure joy of sharing time outdoors and outside of the our usual comforts, with whatever that brings, is surely at the heart of camping” – Author Unknown