How many nights this year?

Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by NEEpps, Sep 24, 2018.


How many nights camping this year?

Poll closed Oct 1, 2018.
  1. 1 - 5 Nights

    6 vote(s)
  2. 5 -10 Nights

    6 vote(s)
  3. 10 - 20 Nights

    17 vote(s)
  4. 20 - 30 Nights

    4 vote(s)
  5. Over 30 Nights

    7 vote(s)
  1. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Far too few. This summer has been either blazing hot, or just ablaze. Still poor air quality from smoke in a lot of areas. Last trip it was 100 degrees and I had food poisoning. :depressed::depressed:
  2. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    seriously not enough and a bit upsetting to count :(

    excuses, excuses.... :oops: but i have been lead astray by the likes of @gixer and succumbed to far too many soft hotel beds this year.
    seriously though, best intentions were to beat last years tally but running away from the TL meet (3 nights lost) did not help and my next trip was diverted to a B&B (another 3 nights lost) by my exhausted friend who has a young child and wanted relaxation rather than tents.

    hopefully i will squeeze in a couple more this year though, especially if @Enzo SDW meet comes through. i am also keeping an eye out for a dartmoor/exmoor/'anywhere except scotland' meet that does not clash with my schedule as none of the ones so far have been possible. i was even considering joining the backpackers club and trying a few days of their dartmoor meet.

    it does not help that may-august is the only time i realistically feel like going out alone. i like the longer days and walking until sunset. the idea of being in a tent in the dark with only myself for company for 12 hours in the winter never really appeals so more meets please! :)

    Edit. On the upside though I have ticked off a lot of peaks this year and visited areas I had never been to before, so at least that's a start.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Only about 10-12, demands of a young family and logistics. Look forward to my kids coming along :)
    I have walked over 3000 miles though.

    @JKM perhaps I should bring my massive knot mid and a projector for winter meets!
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  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Either there is something I'm missing here, or that is a superhuman effort :wideyed:
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I do more walking than camping ;).
  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  7. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Must be catching, my 8 days next week are now 6 courtesy of airbnb :D figured 1st night to get organised and last night to de ming myself before the flight :D
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  8. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    Think I've done between 32 and 35 so far. With another 4 booked.

    Next thing will a survey, whereby the cost of kit for the year is divided by the number of nights. From a couple of the posts it may have been cheaper to stay at the Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab;).
  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Noooooo, that's a bad idea.
  10. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Er 1 in a tent so far in 2018 in the Glyders. 2 coming up this weekend in the Rhinogs.

    30 odd in the van, Brittany, Torridon and French and Italian Alps plus a fair few weekends closer to home, so we're getting out.

    Famiiy hikes seriously hampered by Mrs Davy's foot ailments, specialist referral currently slated for jan 19 :0/

    At least kit costs have been zero!
  11. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    My kit/night costs are looking very sensible this year :) last year not so much :oops:

    Funny you should mention it but I was updating my tent-nights spreadsheet and noticed that accommodation costs (SS1+mat+quilt etc all purchased last year) were now well below the standard £37 B&B cost of my usual single room in Keswick :thumbsup:

    Is it sad that I have a spreadsheet to tell me?
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018
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  12. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    14 nights---4 of them cowboy camping----most of my camping is and will be in future boat camping----going to the isle of wight tomorrow for a pub lunch ----no camping
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  13. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    The year is not over
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  14. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Might be for me :(.
    We usually get a short break of good weather in Scotland in Sept/October - it's not happened this year and doesn't look like it's going to :cry: :cry:.
    By November the days are so short and the nights so long - for me an overnighter isn't much fun. ~ 56 - 58 degrees north.

    March is next likely time to get out ….. there'll be snow high up and I don't really have the skills or stamina for big mountain days, so I tend to head for the coast then.
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  15. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Summit Camper

    This idea, and the spreadsheets it will involve, really appeals to me. I may well try it, well, at least until the cost bit starts getting worrying.
  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I used to do 'back of the envelope' calcs. in my head around cost/night/person on tent + SB's, once upon a time.
    I've given up as too much different gear and too many trips.
    I've got better things to do with my life than spend time setting up spread sheets to do it :rolleyes::whistling::stop:
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  17. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Alas I spend half my life sitting behind a spreadsheet so one more doesn't hurt.
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  18. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Pretty bad turn out this year for me.
  19. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Lol add another two, going coastal this weekend, sandsend and hayburn

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