Winter or summer, Which do you prefer when camping?

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It can be a problem when its time to sleep,....lol.


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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:23

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:23
Autumn and Spring for me :D
Nah, I'm not bothered either way, though prefer not to camp in pouring rain / wind, or traveling when it's over 40c.
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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:47

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:47
The pouring rain bit doesn't impess me much either mate!


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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:36

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:36
Hi Axle

Camping at any time suites me.

It means I'm not at work.

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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:45

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Good way to look at it mate!,


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Reply By: Idler Chris - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:02

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:02
I have a roof top tent (RTT). In that I have a great nights sleep hot/cold, still or windy, rain, hail, or shine. Warmer is better as you can open it right up and watch the moon and stars from your pillow. Although if it cold and rainy I am warm and toasty, always good.
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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:47

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:47
Hi Chris

Haven't thought much about RTTs ,but as you say you do have the best of both worlds when it comes to weather conditions.


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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:04

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:04
That's Roof Top Taj my friend! RTT!
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:18

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:18
Good one Mick I will have to remember that one.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 17:45

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 17:45
Roof Top Tent is great all year round!! Michael
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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:08

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:08
Depends where you are ...here is Summer in Tierra del Fuego (Isla Navarino - Chile Feb 2015)







Fantastic - even though cold as a frog in a frozen pool, If it was winter - forget it.

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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:14

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:14
Jeeeeez! that looks cold Greg!...BRRRRRR ,beautiful but not my scene.


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:19

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:19
That looks bloody awesome!
It certainly IS my scene.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:28

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:28
Penguins scene as well ..down a bit lower..



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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:40

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:40
That's Excellent Greg.



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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:10

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:10
Man and by the look of Photo 1, Santa new where to find you as well!!!

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Man that looks a bit tougher than my hiking around Parque Nacional Alberto de Agostini. All we had to do was battle belligerent beavers! Torres del Paine across the border was one of my fav's as was Cerro Torre in Fitz Roy. Mind you I was a younger man.

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Follow Up By: OBJ - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 08:22

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MickO ... those belligerent beavers have ruined more than one holiday.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:04

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:04
Yes beavers were introduced to southern Patagonia ~1946 and have caused untold damage to forests...check out what they have done here...



The only good beaver (down there) is a dead one..



..now back to camping stories :)

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Reply By: muzbry - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:18

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:18
Gday Axle
Sleeping in winter does not bother me as long as i am warm. Keeping cool is a bit harder in summer so i would have to say Autumn and Spring would be my choice, as long as i am not wet. I have been known to sleep behind the steering wheel when it is raining, but not when driving.
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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:27

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:27
Lol Muzbry,...Parked up sleeping behind the steering wheel when its pouring rain,..theres nothing like it!...and the back ache that comes with it ..

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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:24

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:24
G'day Axle,
We love the West Wimmera in Vic in Autumn & Spring. Love those cold clear nights below zero with beautiful misty mornings. Can't wait to be out there for 5 nights in a few weeks time.
My wife loves the fact that I am an early riser & the fire is going & the kettle is hot when she gets up.

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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:29

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:29
Oops meant to say Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Love walking around in the pouring rain with the wet weather gear on too.
Too hot in mid Summer as it gets to over 40!
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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:38

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:38
Hi Stu,..I think its easier overall to get warm than to get cool,..Yeah walking around in the pouring rain with wet weather gear on is great ,especially when you have done it with no wet weather gear on..lol.


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:55

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 21:55
True its nice to huddle around the fire to get warm.
I love walking on ocean beaches on those wild windy Winter days too.
The seas look grey & very threatening & the power of the wild seas make you realise how powerless you are to tame them.
No one else around either!
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:13

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:13
Winter....as close to the Tropic of Capricorn as you can get...or above it!

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Follow Up By: D-MaxerWA - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:25

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:25
Above it Mick O
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:18

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:18
G`day Axle,
Autumn & Winter for me.
Most of my camping is fishing trips.
In Summer if you are serious about your fishing, you would be out of bed before daylight, 5 am`ish , fishing before sunrise`till about 11am`ish, maybe have a rest around the middle of the day, swat flies, camp duties etc, get ants out of the food, swat flies, fishing again by 4 pm`ish till dark 9-30 pm`ish EDST, a couple of drinks and clean any fish before tea, cook tea, now it`s about 11 pm, swat mozzies for about an hour while tea settles then off to bed. Geeez it`s hot and there is a mozzie in the tent, get the fly spray, back to sleep,toss and turn.
Now the bloody Kookaburra`s are laughing, not such an early start today, it`s 5 am already and I`ve only had about 4 1/2 hours sleep. I need about 9 these days. LOL

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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:21

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 22:21
HaHahahaha!,....Sounds like me!!.



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Follow Up By: deserter - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 09:21

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 09:21
Yes its a catch 22. Likewise my trips are fishing inland rivers - particularly in the New England region. Summer is great because the fish are quite active and happy to take a lure. But snakes - oh man do I strike some snakes. This last summer was very bad. But winter - no snakes but the fish are much more shut down. But its great round the fire and I love those crisp frosty mornings.

Arr - I Dunno. I think I like them both !!
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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 15:20

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 15:20
Not into winter camping myself, and my wife is dead against the cold so it doesn't happen.

Late spring or early autumn for me, although I'm quite happy camping in summer too, as long as it is near water. I've spent a few summer camping days sitting in creeks!

I love being able to leave the fly off the tent, so sleeping in the heat suits me. My wife is super-sensitive to the cold, so pretty much once it gets below 20C the fly has to go on.

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Reply By: philw - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 16:46

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 16:46
Cooking on an open fire is one of my favorite things,so camping in winter always wins. Also,the cold,wet weather keeps the crowds away.
In South Australia,summer is usually brutally hot and windy.
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 19:11

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 19:11
Agreed on all counts. Hard to beat the deserts in winter, no matter what state or territory they are in.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 16:57

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 16:57
Northern climes in winter, southern in summer.

Both the wife and I hate cold. Mind you 45+ in summer can get a bit trying.

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Reply By: PatrollingOz - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 21:31

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 21:31
Living in the Kimberley, definitely prefer the dry season (middle of the year). Temps top mid 30's during the day and drop nicely at night.

Wet season is extremely uncomfortable, hot and humid.

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