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Old 09-19-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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"Glamping" or...

I kept seeing this term "glamping" showing up on this site and wondered what it was all about. I had never really thought about glamorous and camping in the same sentence (except maybe in some old movies about African Safaris or some such.) I guess my reasons for camping and owning my little Burro™ are a bit more plebeian than that. Sooo since we have that term as an identified subset of the pastime, has anyone thought of a term for those of us who do without the glamour, you know, like YUFFIES were "young urban failures" in the days of the Yuppies, etc. With a Fiberglass Egg, it's not really "primitive camping" so how about something like "PLOMPING" for "PLain Old caMPING?" I thought of "POMPING," but that sounds too ostentatious.

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Old 09-19-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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I reject being typified in any way, but do kind of like Plomping.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #3
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Well to each their own, that is my motto.

Technically I am probably Glamping a bit...my ParkLiner has a kind of bohemian touch to it, but I am an artist at heart and since I own it and can decorate it as I see fit why not? Now I dram my line at china and crystal lol too easily broken but I do have a setting for 2 of lead free pewter that I eat off of to eliminate paper plates but I already owned it for several years.

I still want to cover the carpeting on the walls with the same poplar wood that are my cabinet doors to make it more cabin'like.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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I camp in a glamped up UHaul. I think its all camping.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #5
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When I Glamp I put up all my fancy lights and use my best dishes,use my nice fabric table clothes,in general I decorate my camp sight. When Glamping we relax,take short walks maybe swim,read books and talk a lot. listen to good music. Now when we camp it is regular lights,paper plates,paper or no table cloth,camp fires,pie irons and hot dogs.Long rides on the bike trails or all day in the kayaks.
That is how I define the difference between the two,both the same but a little bit different.

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Old 09-20-2014, 11:28 PM   #6
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heh Lynn, I think I glamp through life lol...I like to read, maybe go swimming or take a walk, BS with friends, drink(something stronger then tea)
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:05 AM   #7
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Lynn, I like your definition but I guess I am just not a glamper. Thought that was reserved for Airstreamers anyway. I won't be getting out the good dishes except in very rare cases. Good tablecloth --- well, I like that idea and now I will have to find one. Then I can have a go at real glamping.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:23 AM   #8
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This is our concession to Glamping. We are big fans of anything Tervis. What's not to like about a wineglass that will hold half a bottle of wine, and is almost bullet-proof?

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Well folks I must confess .....we do a LOT more Camping than Glamping( at least by the way I define them) Late Fall,Winter and early Spring is mostly Glamping weather. Trails are to muddy to ride or walk down,wind is to strong & cold to have the boats in the water.That's the times of year we get together with our brothers & sisters for campfires quite talks and maybe even some games.The rest of the year is hard camping with our daughters & grand kids.
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...So glad you asked! We're all "glamping" 'cause our FGRVs provide a much higher level above roughing it while tent camping. That said, some of us enjoy decorating our trailer interiors as well as the campsite and picnic table. I am a glamper who takes joy in finding the right accessories for my trailer "theme" of the moment. I dare not get overly "girly" though as my husband also enjoys the surprise themes I come up with. To date my themes are Fall Foliage, Tropical Paradise, Desert Oasis and Patriotic Red, White and Blue. Up and coming themes include Elvis and the 50's, Alpine Retreat, Alaskan Outback and Cowboy/Cowgirl Ranch Life.

While we hike all day while camping it's just plain fun to come back to a themed site. I never spend very much money and I have a great time sewing curtain panels, pillows, comforters and blanket throws. See photo a peek at my desert theme.
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I meant to say..."a much higher level above roughing it than tent camping"
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Glamping? Sounds like camping with a chauffeur, maid, and a campground host in a velvet smoking jacket puffing a Cuban, sipping single malt scotch while apologizing about the lack of JP1 to refuel the Lear Jet and caviar..... till noon.

Plomping? Like above, another spell check alert to the unending assassination of the King's English but just as much fun as glamping except the campground host mooches a cigarette, a beer, and some much needed laundry soap while apologizing for the late maintenance in the pit toilets........ till December.

Would "Damping" be camping RIGHT ON the lake, river, beach, or within 3 spaces from the campground pool? And it's spell check approved.
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For thse who give tours of their trailers, velvet rope, red carpet and a bouncer should be part of the glamping equipment.
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I agree with Lynn. Good silverware and actual plates (not paper), wine glasses, table cloth, maybe candlelight dinners, perhaps chaise lounges rather than “bag” chairs, probably awning lights, maybe potpourri in the trailer. What Gallagher referred to in one of his routines as STYLE.
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