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How to convince anti camping madam?

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14 Sep 2019 @ 08:05:38 am
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We went out on a boys only camping weekend, a friend  of mine was camping for the second time. He actually loves it , but his biggest challenge is to convince his better half to join the outdoor fraternity. I have given few tips on converting her, things like , choosing the weekend with beautiful weather, clean/ modern bathroom etc . I had to take mine to a local caravan park for a “ tour” before she bugged.

For those who were in a similar position, how did you convince her?

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14 Sep 2019 @ 11:02:39 am
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Jy vat haar na n vakansie oord en boek in n chalet of bungalow. Maak seker die chalet of bungalow is redelik crappy. Daar na gaan huur jy n karavaan en boek in n lekker oord maak seker daar is redelik baie mense as dit buite seisoen is. sê vir haar die huur van n karavaan is n prys wat jy gewen en het. 

Jou bank rekening gaan daarna n vet dip vang. Sterkte.

Many people will walk in and out your life, but only true friends leave a footprint in your heart
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14 Sep 2019 @ 12:04:59 pm
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We once met a young couple with two children at Punda Maria.  They were camping in a hired or borrowed caravan.  Hubby was working his ass off, making breakfast, washing dishes, cleaning the caravan and whatever else there was to do while Lovey sat on her back side pretending to find it all so tedious.  The guy told me he absolutely loves caravan camping but his wife still needs some encouragement.  They have done the same a few times before too.  I think his wife actually enjoyed being served hand and foot- she was on to a good thing and making hubby believe she was suffering to make him happy and she was not going to let it go.  Poor fool! 

It is a happy family where both parents and the children are mad about camping.  I am glad to say this applies to us, still after about 35 years caravaning.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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14 Sep 2019 @ 14:13:37 pm
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Ask if she wants to sleep in her own bed or does she prefer to climb in a bed where 100+ different people slept in the past year

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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14 Sep 2019 @ 14:28:45 pm
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We once met a young couple with two children at Punda Maria.  They were camping in a hired or borrowed caravan.  Hubby was working his ass off, making breakfast, washing dishes, cleaning the caravan and whatever else there was to do while Lovey sat on her back side pretending to find it all so tedious.  The guy told me he absolutely loves caravan camping but his wife still needs some encouragement.  They have done the same a few times before too.  I think his wife actually enjoyed being served hand and foot- she was on to a good thing and making hubby believe she was suffering to make him happy and she was not going to let it go.  Poor fool! 

It is a happy family where both parents and the children are mad about camping.  I am glad to say this applies to us, still after about 35 years caravaning.

I was lucky with my madam, she was completely clueless with camping, only thing she knew was  people sleeping in a few millimeters thick tent. I had to take her on a tour of a caravan park, to show her  how things work when camping. She was surprised on the the friendliness of campers and she eventually gave green light . 

First trip with her, I booked a campsite with private ablution and she loved her “own” bathroom, that set the benchmark. I always look for a resort with private ablution when booking. 

 

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14 Sep 2019 @ 21:36:32 pm
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My brother and his wife are not campers, but they give it their best, as we are the only people that they like to holiday with, and we camp (caravan or rooftop). Especially Botswana and Namibia.

Point being: nothing you do could convert her to camping. She would really want to give it a chance. Maybe is she knew she could holiday for 2 weeks if camping vs 3 days in a chalet.

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15 Sep 2019 @ 04:52:58 am
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I also know a couple where the husband loves camping but the wife hates it. He sold his van last year due to this, but he still loves camping....I met him again at the Zwartkops outdoor show....dreaming. Maybe we are very privileged where all of us loves camping including son.....prefer it above chalets. 

But as I say....camping is contagious and addictive.....not long and she will be hooked!

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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15 Sep 2019 @ 09:44:01 am
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Vat haar tjommies saam .. dit help. Glo my.

Elma het nie convinsing nodig nie. As ek sê eks lus vir kamp,  staan sy op en begin klere reg kry. 😁

I love camping all year round
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15 Sep 2019 @ 12:18:03 pm
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Ask if she wants to sleep in her own bed or does she prefer to climb in a bed where 100+ different people slept in the past year

Kyk voor ek die Girl ontmoet het, het ek vir jare gekamp.

Dit soms alleen gedoen of iemand saam.

Sy het ook n drie weke trip saam my 8000km gery en elke twede aand in n ander bed.

Met die wa een naweek het sy erken dis baie lekker in jou eie bed en kamp begin geniet.

 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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15 Sep 2019 @ 20:51:44 pm
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Think part of the trick is to get the missus camping even before you are married and still going out. At that stage couples will do almost anything to make your partner happy. Unfortunately most young couples are not that well off and start out with inferior camping equipment which can put a damper on the enjoyment of the outdoors.

As the budget improves the equipment improves so wet and uncomfortable trips are less likely and home comforts make the missus more eager to explore more places. The trick is not to make the setup too involved so setting up and striking camp is not so laborius as to spoil the adventure.

We have now got setup and dismantling time down to 1 1/2 hours and do not think we can simplify things much more unless we camped in a pap tent, but unless you are a hiker that is too minimal for comfort.

I think old (years of it) campers eventually get a good minimum balance and that is when both partners enjoy it most.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 07:37:07 am
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As South African it probably will be in everyone blood................... the thing is to wake it up.

Ideal resort where the ablutions are well kept. Much to do for the kids. Still have that Bosveld feeling.  And then Mom must be very comfortable. She must:

  • Sleep comfortable
  • Was dishes comfortable
  • Make coffee easily
  • Experience the camping mood "gevoelentheid"

Yes you can "serve" mom the first few trips there after she will know what it is a team holiday.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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16 Sep 2019 @ 08:29:20 am
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Voor ek my vrou ontmoet het, het ek vir jare in a tent gekamp en dit gelove.  My vrou het weer a slegte ondervinding gehad met tent kamp.  Sy wou net in a chalet kamp en ek haat dit.  Ek kom toe met die voorstel dat ons a karavaan koop, al wat ek kan se is dat sy nou mal is oor kamp.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 10:38:56 am
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Ons as mans kan dit rof vat en sal op die grond slaap.  Maar as jy wil hê Ma moet saam met jou kamp. Maak dit vir haar gemaklik.

Haar eie gemaklike nessie en jy kamp baie. Maak dit moeilik en jy kamp min.  Dis bly eintlik maar jou keuse.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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16 Sep 2019 @ 10:44:29 am
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In my omstandigheid was ek gelukkig. My vrou het saam met haar ouers baie by Watervalle in die kaap gaan kamp en hulle het dit geniet.

Dus was die tent kamp en trailer kamp saam met my 'n leef wyse.  Toe ek 'n karavaan wou koop moes ek ma se kop draai om daai geld te spandeer.

Het 'n karavaan gehuur in St Lucia (KZN). Baie lekker week gekamp.  Spinnekop het gebyt en tans sit ek en ma met 'n lieflike wa.

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30 Sep 2019 @ 21:24:40 pm
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It sometimes takes a while,  we for many years had a holiday home down at Bushmansrivermouth in the Eastern Cape  and went there two or three times a year. for the rest of the  time my wife was quite happy to have me go camping on my own.

When we sold the house at the coast we rented houses or apartments for a while. Then we  found out about SAARP and used these Timeshare for a few years. In the early part of 2016  we hired a park home down on the south coast.   After a week of this she was sold, and we spent the next few months visiting dealers and manufacturers until we found a van that met all of our requirements.

For our first couple of outings in our "Oyster" I made sure we had a site with own bathroom and scullery. .................. She was SOLD and now nags for the next trip!!!

                        How lucky can you get ????

 

 

 

 

 

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30 Sep 2019 @ 22:40:32 pm
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I was lucky, my wife and I both caravanned as children so it was a go from the start. 

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01 Oct 2019 @ 12:18:37 pm
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I was lucky, my wife and I both caravanned as children so it was a go from the start. 

You will surprised on what wrong perception non campers have on camping,” camping is for certain cultural group or people, we won’t fit etc , hence I took my madam to a caravan park to see for herself. Luckily she got hooked.

 

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01 Oct 2019 @ 12:49:30 pm
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Yes Rare Breed (what is your real name?) I agree.  Camping is for everyone that has the inclination thereto and it creates some or other kind of bond between people.  A few years ago we travelled from Inverness in Scotland back to our  children in Londen camping in a small a hikers tent along the way.  In the different camps we stayed, we heard many languages other than English, but there was a sort of communality between all of us- we were people cut from the same cloth that all had in common our love for camping.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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01 Oct 2019 @ 14:45:56 pm
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Choose your future wife well.......

Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day!
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01 Oct 2019 @ 21:04:17 pm
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Leave her home. Take her best friend with you. THAT will solvd the problem.

You'll never never know if you never never go
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01 Oct 2019 @ 22:14:14 pm
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Leave her home. Take her best friend with you. THAT will solvd the problem.

😂 Die gaan klink opwindend. Update net jou medical aid en reel siek verlof voor jy huis toe gaan. 🤕

 

Many people will walk in and out your life, but only true friends leave a footprint in your heart
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02 Oct 2019 @ 00:56:37 am
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Leave her home. Take her best friend with you. THAT will solvd the problem.

I would be signing my own death warrant.

 

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