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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby dellac » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:57 am

Hi just want to tell you that when my boys where young we used to camp here in the UK..
And there was many nights that I used to out my youngest (9months) in his buggy in the
middle if the night and walk for miles just to keep in quiet, I would have hated to be the
other campers listening to him cry .. :naughty:

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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:15 am

.............and that is called "Being considerate to others". :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby jad » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:18 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Why old toppies want to go when they 40% is not active is beyond me!


I think it is called freedom of choice.
Being an old toppie who would love more children but momma is also an old toppie and cannot give me any, I know a baby cries in the night for a reason and the parents should see what it is the baby is crying for. As far as I am concerned it won't bother me hearing a baby cry, children do make noises and we old toppies must understand that we were like that once maybe they have forgotten, and I agree that maybe the older folk should go when the children are at school. And while I am at it, what gets my goat is these people who arrive and the very first thing they do is set up their satellite dish, and in the evening all you hear is their TV and the African bush disappears leaving me feeling like I am back in the suburbs

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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby bert » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:55 pm

Never understood the need for TV when outdoors or in a nature reserve :hmz:
But, to each his own i suppose

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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby arks » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:08 pm

bert wrote:Never understood the need for TV when outdoors or in a nature reserve :hmz:
But, to each his own i suppose

Can't SANParks prohibit such things as satellite dishes — just like they prohibit bicycles and such in most parks? You just can't count on anyone having consideration for others these days :evil: :roll:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:02 pm

Crested Val wrote:.............and that is called "Being considerate to others". :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:


Ditto, CV. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:41 pm

Ok jad, us old toppies go in other times with family. :thumbs_up:

But I must warn you all, if THIS old toppie is in camp with you, you had better get to sleep before me, otherwise you might not get to sleep at all! :whistle:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:17 pm

:lol: BB, I wouldn't worry too much ... "old-toppiness" is all in the mind. :thumbs_up:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:40 pm

Yeah OWN, I know some 30 year old old toppies and tannies!
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:27 pm

Absolutely, BB! I'm trying to hang 20 years behind my age. :wink:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:47 pm

arks wrote:
bert wrote:Never understood the need for TV when outdoors or in a nature reserve :hmz:
But, to each his own i suppose

Can't SANParks prohibit such things as satellite dishes — just like they prohibit bicycles and such in most parks? You just can't count on anyone having consideration for others these days :evil: :roll:

I'd support that,
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Our family rule has always been to turn off the car radio/CD player at the Park Gate, and we would never dream of bringing a portable radio, music player or TV with!!! :shock:
That is not what kruger is all about. :wall:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:52 pm

Sad state of affairs, Josh. :(

Absolutely CV. :clap: I have NEVER played a radio, TV, or anything that generates human noise in the wild; and so I can never understand anyone who wants to. :evil:
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby tent dweller » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:02 pm

When staying in a camp in the Kruger or any game reserve why on earth would you want a television/radio/cell phone/ipod/ipad?? The whole point of staying in a game reserve is to relax and enjoy yourself while listening/looking for game, if you want televisions etc, rather stay at home and leave the bush lovers alone
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Re: CAMP ETIQUETTE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:01 pm

I agree.

For those who MUST watch something, there are TV 'lounges' in some camps.
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