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Camping and bivouacking

I like it- who else does? Also I get the impression that Americans camp a lot more than the British, but our camps are better. I want to see if that's true (I suspect the rest of Europe are similar to us, with exceptions for the differences in temperature).
So, Europeans, do you like camping?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy camping
I quite like it
It depends on the weather
I just camp because it's cheaper than a hotel or hostel
I'd rather not, but I'll go if my friends want to
I really don't like it
I hate it and I'm never camping again!!
Same question for Americans: Do you like camping?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy camping
I quite like it
It depends on the weather
I just camp because it's cheaper than a hotel or hostel
I'd rather not, but I'll go if my friends want to
I really don't like it
I hate it and I'm never camping again!!
And if you live anywhere else in the World, do you like camping?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy camping
I quite like it
It depends on the weather
I just camp because it's cheaper than a hotel or hostel
I'd rather not, but I'll go if my friends want to
I really don't like it
I hate it and I'm never camping again!!
Europeans, tick any of the following you would consider to be camping:
Staying in a youth hostel
Staying in a bunk barn
Staying in a little hut/cabin in the countryside
Staying in a big posh caravan/camper
Staying in a little old caravan/camper
Sleeping in a farmer's barn
Sleeping in a tent with beds in it
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with hot showers, washing machine, shop, restaurant...
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with just toilets and a water source
Sleeping in a tent in the open countryside
Sleeping in a tent in the garden
Sleeping in a treehouse
Building a shelter out of sticks and leaves and sleeping in it
Hanging a tarp/blanket from some trees and sleeping under it
Sleeping in a hammock suspended from forest trees
Bivouacking in a forest with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a forest without a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town without a bivvy bag
Snowholing
Sleeping in a yurt
Americans, tick any of the following you consider to be camping:
Staying in a youth hostel
Staying in a bunk barn
Staying in a little hut/cabin in the countryside
Staying in a big posh caravan/camper
Staying in a little old caravan/camper
Sleeping in a farmer's barn
Sleeping in a tent with beds in it
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with hot showers, washing machine, shop, restaurant...
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with just toilets and a water source
Sleeping in a tent in the open countryside
Sleeping in a tent in the garden
Sleeping in a treehouse
Building a shelter out of sticks and leaves and sleeping in it
Hanging a tarp/blanket from some trees and sleeping under it
Sleeping in a hammock suspended from forest trees
Bivouacking in a forest with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a forest without a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town without a bivvy bag
Snowholing
Sleeping in a yurt
Anyone else, tick any of the following you consider to be camping:
Staying in a youth hostel
Staying in a bunk barn
Staying in a little hut/cabin in the countryside
Staying in a big posh caravan/camper
Staying in a little old caravan/camper
Sleeping in a farmer's barn
Sleeping in a tent with beds in it
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with hot showers, washing machine, shop, restaurant...
Sleeping in a tent at a campsite with just toilets and a water source
Sleeping in a tent in the open countryside
Sleeping in a tent in the garden
Sleeping in a treehouse
Building a shelter out of sticks and leaves and sleeping in it
Hanging a tarp/blanket from some trees and sleeping under it
Sleeping in a hammock suspended from forest trees
Bivouacking in a forest with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a forest without a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town with a bivvy bag
Bivouacking in a town without a bivvy bag
Snowholing
Sleeping in a yurt
Europeans, how old were you when you first went camping?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never camped
Americans, how old were you when you first went camping?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never camped
Anyone else, how old were you when you first went camping?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never camped
Europeans, how old were you when you first bivouacked?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never bivouacked
Americans, how old were you when you first bivouacked?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never bivouacked
Anyone else, how old were you when you first bivouacked?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18-20
21-25
26-30
31-35
36-40
41+
Never bivouacked
Europeans, do you like bivouacking?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy bivvying
I quite like it
Depends on the weather
I just do it because it's cheap or if I can't find anywhere to stay
I'd rather not, but I will if my friends want to
I really don't like bivouacking
I hate it and I'm never bivouacking again!
Americans, do you like bivouacking?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy bivvying
I quite like it
Depends on the weather
I just do it because it's cheap or if I can't find anywhere to stay
I'd rather not, but I will if my friends want to
I really don't like bivouacking
I hate it and I'm never bivouacking again!
Everyone else, do you like bivouacking?
I can't get enough of it!
I always enjoy bivvying
I quite like it
Depends on the weather
I just do it because it's cheap or if I can't find anywhere to stay
I'd rather not, but I will if my friends want to
I really don't like bivouacking
I hate it and I'm never bivouacking again!
Europeans, what's the longest time you've camped for in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I camp permanently
Americans, what's the longest time you've camped for in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I camp permanently
Everyone else, what's the longest you've camped for in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I camp permanently
Europeans, what's the longest you've bivoucked for in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I'm homeless
Americans, what's the longest you've bivouacked for in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I'm homeless
Everyone else, what's the longest you've bivouacked in one go?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
Longer
I'm homeless
Europeans, in a typical year, how much time would you spend camping/bivouacking?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
Pretty much all of it
Americans, in a typical year, how much time would you spend camping/bivouacking?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
Pretty much all of it
Anyone else, how much time would you spend camping bivouacking in a typical year?
1 night
2 nights
3 nights
4 nights
1 week
10 nights
2 weeks
3 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
Pretty much all of it
Europeans, who have you camped with?
On my own
With my immediate family
With my extended family
With my girlfriend/boyfriend
With my friends
With Scouts, Cubs or Beavers
With Guides, Brownies, or Rainbows
With Woodcraft Folk
With another youth group I went to in my town
With a youth organisation, but with people I didn't know (eg Forest School camps)
With an adult organisation, meeting people I didn't know
A school trip
Something organised by school but in smaller groups (eg DofE)
A team building exercise organised by work
Bible camp
With a mixed age Church group
With my caving/climbing/mountaineering/hiking club
With another club I'm in
At a music concert/festival
Queueing overnight to get tickets
As part of a protest (eg peace camp)
As part of scientific/geographic research
As part of voluntary conservation work
Trying to set up a back-to-basics community
Americans, who have you camped with?
On my own
With my immediate family
With my extended family
With my girlfriend/boyfriend
With my friends
With Scouts, Cubs or Beavers
With Guides, Brownies, or Rainbows
With Woodcraft Folk
With another youth group I went to in my town
With a youth organisation, but with people I didn't know (eg Forest School camps)
With an adult organisation, meeting people I didn't know
A school trip
Something organised by school but in smaller groups (eg DofE)
A team building exercise organised by work
Bible camp
With a mixed age Church group
With my caving/climbing/mountaineering/hiking club
With another club I'm in
At a music concert/festival
Queueing overnight to get tickets
As part of a protest (eg peace camp)
As part of scientific/geographic research
As part of voluntary conservation work
Trying to set up a back-to-basics community
Anyone else, who have you camped with?
On my own
With my immediate family
With my extended family
With my girlfriend/boyfriend
With my friends
With Scouts, Cubs or Beavers
With Guides, Brownies, or Rainbows
With Woodcraft Folk
With another youth group I went to in my town
With a youth organisation, but with people I didn't know (eg Forest School camps)
With an adult organisation, meeting people I didn't know
A school trip
Something organised by school but in smaller groups (eg DofE)
A team building exercise organised by work
Bible camp
With a mixed age Church group
With my caving/climbing/mountaineering/hiking club
With another club I'm in
At a music concert/festival
Queueing overnight to get tickets
As part of a protest (eg peace camp)
As part of scientific/geographic research
As part of voluntary conservation work
Trying to set up a back-to-basics community
Europeans, what did you do while camping?
Walk of upto 3miles
3-6mile walk
6-9mile walk
9-14mile walk
walk of over 14miles
backpacking
short run
long run
orienteering
rock climbing
tree climbing
climbing wall
canyoning
mountaineering
trekking
abseiling
caving
canoeing/kayaking
rafting
making a raft then riding on it
dragon boats
sailing boat
swimming in a river
swimming in a lake
swimming in the sea
swimming in an outdoor pool
swimming in an indoor pool
going to the beach
adventure playground
town trail
treasure hunt
wide game
team initiative tasks
zipwire
trying to make things explode
building fires
building shelters
collecting and cooking food from the wild
bivouacking
telling ghost stories
tracking (as in setting trails for others to follow)
tracking (as in looking for animal tracks)
learning about the local wildlife
taking photos
tagged/ documented the local wildlife
did conservation work
hanggliding
paragliding
glider flying
parachuting
going on a balloon ride
horse riding
pony riding
mountain bike riding
quad bike riding
paintballing
frisbee
competitive games like football/netball/rounders
cooperative games
parachute games
bouncy castle
skipping etc
craft activities
building solar showers and windmills
knot tying
secret friends
put on a show for the other campers
drama
ceilidh in a tent
disco in a tent
met people from other countries
drinking
underage drinking
other 'substances'
first aid course
peer support course
workshops on environmental issues
workshops on peace, democracy etc
workshops on bullying or peer pressure
workshops on drinking, drugs, safe sex etc
workshops on anything else
watching TV
watching films on a projector in a tent
playing computer games
attending a conference
protesting
being at a music festival
being at another big event
general touristy activities
barbeque
queueing
appreciating drama/ music
writing stories
making a film
writing poetry
drawing/painting
art from nature, eg arranging leaves and rocks into interesting patterns
yoga
meditation
trying to be close to God/gods/ancient spirit
working
skiing
ice-skating
snowboarding
sledging
Americans, what did you do on camp?
Walk of upto 3miles
3-6mile walk
6-9mile walk
9-14mile walk
walk of over 14miles
backpacking
short run
long run
orienteering
rock climbing
tree climbing
climbing wall
canyoning
mountaineering
trekking
abseiling
caving
canoeing/kayaking
rafting
making a raft then riding on it
dragon boats
sailing boat
swimming in a river
swimming in a lake
swimming in the sea
swimming in an outdoor pool
swimming in an indoor pool
going to the beach
adventure playground
town trail
treasure hunt
wide game
team initiative tasks
zipwire
trying to make things explode
building fires
building shelters
collecting and cooking food from the wild
bivouacking
telling ghost stories
tracking (as in setting trails for others to follow)
tracking (as in looking for animal tracks)
learning about the local wildlife
taking photos
tagged/ documented the local wildlife
did conservation work
hanggliding
paragliding
glider flying
parachuting
going on a balloon ride
horse riding
pony riding
mountain bike riding
quad bike riding
paintballing
frisbee
competitive games like football/netball/baseball
cooperative games
parachute games
bouncy castle
skipping etc
craft activities
building solar showers and windmills
knot tying
secret friends
put on a show for the other campers
drama
ceilidh in a tent
disco in a tent
met people from other countries
drinking
underage drinking
other 'substances'
first aid course
peer support course
workshops on environmental issues
workshops on peace, democracy etc
workshops on bullying or peer pressure
workshops on drinking, drugs, safe sex etc
workshops on anything else
watching TV
watching films on a projector in a tent
playing computer games
attending a conference
protesting
being at a music festival
being at another big event
general touristy activities
barbeque
queueing
appreciating drama/ music
writing stories
making a film
writing poetry
drawing/painting
art from nature, eg arranging leaves and rocks into interesting patterns
yoga
meditation
trying to be close to God/gods/ancient spirit
working
skiing
ice-skating
snowboarding
sledging
Anyone else, what did you do on camp?
Walk of upto 3miles
3-6mile walk
6-9mile walk
9-14mile walk
walk of over 14miles
backpacking
short run
long run
orienteering
rock climbing
tree climbing
climbing wall
canyoning
mountaineering
trekking
abseiling
skiing
ice-skating
snowboarding
sledging
caving
canoeing/kayaking
rafting
making a raft then riding on it
dragon boats
sailing boat
swimming in a river
swimming in a lake
swimming in the sea
swimming in an outdoor pool
swimming in an indoor pool
going to the beach
adventure playground
town trail
treasure hunt
wide game
team initiative tasks
zipwire
trying to make things explode
building fires
building shelters
collecting and cooking food from the wild
bivouacking
telling ghost stories
tracking (as in setting trails for others to follow)
tracking (as in looking for animal tracks)
learning about the local wildlife
taking photos
tagged/ documented the local wildlife
did conservation work
hanggliding
paragliding
glider flying
parachuting
going on a balloon ride
horse riding
pony riding
mountain bike riding
quad bike riding
paintballing
frisbee
competitive games like football/netball/rounders
cooperative games
parachute games
bouncy castle
skipping etc
craft activities
building solar showers and windmills
knot tying
secret friends
put on a show for the other campers
drama
ceilidh in a tent
disco in a tent
met people from other countries
drinking
underage drinking
other 'substances'
first aid course
peer support course
workshops on environmental issues
workshops on peace, democracy etc
workshops on bullying or peer pressure
workshops on drinking, drugs, safe sex etc
workshops on anything else
watching TV
watching films on a projector in a tent
playing computer games
attending a conference
protesting
being at a music festival
being at another big event
general touristy activities
barbeque
queueing
appreciating drama/ music
writing stories
making a film
writing poetry
drawing/painting
art from nature, eg arranging leaves and rocks into interesting patterns
yoga
meditation
trying to be close to God/gods/ancient spirit
working
This poll was created on 2003-10-02 13:53:47 by Juniper8