Camping, Bushcraft & Survival

Instagram Vs Reality: What Camping Is Really Like

The great outdoors and Instagram, don't believe what you see...

If Instagram is to be believed, going camping is all starry nights, beautiful scenery and marshmallows with your mates around the campfire.

Anyone who has been camping in the UK however, knows that there’s a while lot more rain. mud and pissing in the woods than Instagram would like you to think.

Here’s the real story of camping, when the hashtags are taken away…..

Your campsite on Instagram

One of the best campsites we have had. 360 views. Isolated. On top of a mountain.

A photo posted by Caitlin Stinneford (@stinneford) on

Your campsite in reality

Campsite food on Instagram

Are you creative with your cooking? Whether you’re a commercial chef, or a home chef, with cast iron you can be creative at home, work or even outdoors! The possibilities are endless! #Eggs #Campfire #GetCreative #Instawares #RestaurantSupply

A photo posted by Instawares (@instawares_llc) on

 Campsite food in reality

Waking up outdoors on Instagram

A great place to wake up. Photo by @alexstrohl

A photo posted by Camping Official (@campingofficial) on

Waking up outdoors in reality


Sleeping outdoors on Instagram

At times I sleep in my Subaru Outback or in my REI tent. This time I slept next to a warm fire.

A photo posted by Jon V (@jonvassilakis) on

Sleeping outdoors in reality

Washing outdoors on Instagram

One of my most favorite moments of my birthday. I’m so excited to be thirty two this year!! Thank you @jbr_life_photography for grabbing this picture, I love you and our life!! #lovemaui #happybirthday #live #lovemylife #maui #hawai’i #efilsiboog #selfbetterment #waterfall #hana #kipahulu #waterfallshower

A photo posted by Beth Russell (@peka_lukela) on

Washing outdoors in reality

Your camping mates on Instagram

Loving the crew

Your camping mates in reality

Roadtrip to the camp on Instagram

Ginger, Cat & Froggy on da road! #layeguada #campingfriends #venturehumans #gopropty

A photo posted by José Feliú (@jfeliu25) on

Roadtrip to the camp in reality

 Taking your dog camping on Instagram

Who is your best eno buddy? #hammock #camping #hiking with @prairiedogpack Want to get featured?

Taking your dog camping in reality

Camping clothes on Instagram

Designed for women by women, our Rivadavia shirt is quick dry, moisture wicking, UPF30 and has a feminine fit with pockets where you want them. Photo: @spencer.turley #readytowearanywhere #dollyvardenoc #explore #adventure #travel

A photo posted by Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing (@dollyvardenoc) on

Camping clothes in reality

Campfires on Instagram

The best way to chill after a morning in the Heli chasing light with @mattcherub @jasoncharleshill || #queenstown

A photo posted by S T E F A N. H A W O R T H (@stefan_haworth) on

Campfires in reality


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