Things not to do at a campground...

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by Sharpsburg, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. crackerJack

    crackerJack Active Member

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    That doesn't have anything to do with the color anyone's neck, or the style of music. I believe you are describing "Trash". It comes in all colors.
     
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  2. unclemark

    unclemark Overland Park, KS

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    Floyd! Floyd! Floyd!
    Yes, I was once attempting to enjoy the outdoors while one 12 yo was hollering another's name, constantly. And the name was Floyd.
     
  3. NegrilJerry

    NegrilJerry Newbies in GA, we LOVE this site!

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    CrackerJack - you are 100% right, the demographic doesn't matter - some folks just don't care about anyone but themselves.
     
  4. Wardog07D

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    If you're experiencing those rules at your prestigious campground and you're still going there and paying the exorbitant rates, you're part of the problem! Your money talks! It's saying "I approve the rules changes you've made! Here's my money!" Personally, if I wanted an HOA, I'd buy a timeshare in Florida.
     
  5. Wardog07D

    Wardog07D New Member

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    That's highly subjective and NOT YOUR PLACE to police other's parenting.
     
  6. BirdsNest

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    Invite a dozen of your most obnoxious friends to your site to see who can drink the most alcohol and shout obscenities the loudest until 2 AM, and throw empty (and not so empty) beer cans at anyone who asks you to not be quite so loud. This happened at the campground we visited last weekend. I didn't witness the can throwing, only heard about it later. But we definitely heard the drunken shouting from the other side of the campground at least 300 yards away. If I can hear what you are yelling at that distance, you're too loud regardless of the time of day...
     
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  7. Aneemal33

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    We bring a small Bose speaker that we put on our table between our camp chairs and once set up, we walk the campsite to make SURE it cannot be heard out side the site. A little consideration goes a long way.
     
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  8. Aneemal33

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    Damn Straight!! :D
     
  9. unclemark

    unclemark Overland Park, KS

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    Our main use of music is to deaden the other noise in the campground. In extremely quiet CGs, I use it just loud enough to keep the neighbors' conversations private. When noise kicks up from plastic wheels rattling along the campground roadway, I'll crank the tunes and drown that out. If there is no noise to mask, the speakers stay stowed away. Or, if we have no neighbors, I just might crank it up a bit and enjoy it. There are absolutely no absolutes.
     
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  10. mjbeam

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    After they all pass out, grab a couple hundred feet of rope and walk it around the perimeter of their campsite, careful not to go around any trees, making a loop. Then tie both ends of the rope to the bumper of one of their vehicles.
     
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  11. CatzWilson

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    Hey! I'm over fifty and I don't even stay in those facilities! Lmao
     
  12. Snowman

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    I also get confused about this attitude toward kids. I hear people say things like this and then wonder "How were they were they were kids? Were they saintly, quiet little angels?" I suspect not. Too may adults tend to forget what is was like to be a kid. You must be respectful, obviously, but this world (especially campgrounds) would be far worse off without children.
     
  13. crackerJack

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    I see far to many kids, in public, tell their parents NO. Then the parent asks again, gets embarrassed by their child, gives up and the kid does what ever he/she wants. Its sad.
    I was not allowed to tell my parents NO, and my kids are not allowed to either.
    It's worse than any cuss word.
     
  14. Snowman

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    I totally agree. The parents are almost always the problem, not the kids. When the cart gets before the horse...
     
  15. VTRailroadguy

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    We went camping a month or so ago and my kids were ANIMALS! So, the next week I booked another state park spur of the moment and told them they would be walking around to EVERY campsite around us and apologizing if they behaved badly for any reason. The first day we were there I was half way to the bathroom when I heard my son (6 yo) start screaming about something. I whipped right around, took him by the hand and we went for a little walk around the campground. That was the last time we had an issue. ;)
     
  16. Snowman

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    Noted. I'll tuck that little gem away...
     
  17. unclemark

    unclemark Overland Park, KS

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    I wish that worked with my dogs.
     
  18. bols2Dawall

    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    Well played :)
     
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  19. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

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    If your kids are misbehaved at home they won't magically change once they go camping....
     
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  20. RollTide30

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    Amen! Kids today need a little more spanking and a little less talking from parents. I know in the state of Georgia, there is a law that gives parents the ability to use corporal punishment, just not go overboard with it. The problem is too many parents are afraid to even spank their kids in today's society and many let the television raise them. I got my tail tore up as a child, but I respected my parents and other adults too and I didn't show my butt at home or in public.
     
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