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Offline DHDB

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The Future of Camping
« on: April 20, 2015, 03:43:06 pm »
Just curious how people feel about this: 
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4179943471001/bears-with-wifi-camping-goes-glam-/?#sp=show-clips

Although it is nice to have all the comforts of home, wifi, etc...    It still is nice to escape those.
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Offline Willingtonpaul

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Re: The Future of Camping
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 04:38:55 pm »
I like both....

For instance, on this trip we stopped at cherry hill park on the way down and had it all, but did a South Carolina state park down on the beach as the second stop.

I think mixing it up is the key for our family. A little high tech and a little rustic, but all of either and it would not be good for us.

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Re: The Future of Camping
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 05:06:47 pm »
Ahh, I miss the good old days. Drinking sterno in a two man tent - now that's living!


I don't know about you, but KOA is not the first thing that came to my mind when she started the article to talk about the rising trend of 'glamping'.


I expect wifi in a private campground these days. Wifi saves on data usage - also helps when the cell connection is bad. But, things would have to be very equal on all other fronts, to choose one campground over another due to wifi availability. Most of the time I choose for a) closeness to where I want to be (or distance from the road, if it is a stop-over) b) electric hookups, if it is summertime c) attractive and/or reasonably private sites and d) Campfires allowed. Pools and other amenities use to be important, but not so much as the kids have grown older.





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Offline Nathan

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Re: The Future of Camping
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 06:41:24 pm »
I love WiFi for an overnight stop, but for our destinations it's not needed.  We're usually on the go most of the time and would rather see trees than routers.

That being said,  our style isn't everyone's,  so the variety is great,  and helps leave a spot for me that's challenging to back into with no hookups or amenities.   ;)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2015, 06:52:45 pm by Nathan »
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