I know a bloke who’s camping gear is all colour coded , wont buy it unless it’s navy blue . He also takes all the shit in the world away with him , takes 4 hrs to set up camp then spends 2-3 hrs preparing dinner .
You do meet some interesting people camping , I'm sure everyone has camped with the bloke that every bit of gear he owns is the best (in his eyes) and everything else is garbage .Good idea. I used to go camping with a family that bought cheap crappy chairs. Guess what, every time I went to sit down at the camp fire their chairs were empty and the good ones I got for our family all taken. Didn't matter how many times I asked them to move, next time was the same.
What cheeses me off.
Do you have a link to a photo champion?Id say my approach is semi-minimalist
Carry everything i need but no more, setup/packup cant be more than 10minutes (roll out swag, unpack chair)
but i still have lots of stuff, it just all has its spot in my canopy and is ready to go.
No one is getting younger mate, and I think our wives might be sistersAs you get older, the requirements change . . A lot. I was very minimalist when young and single, you know the old saying " a rolling stone gathers no moss" but when you stop rolling (as you do when wife & kids happen) you start gathering moss. Kids are gone but wife is still around, she has old injuries, rules out sleeping on the ground, and me, well, its sometimes a long way up to get on my feet. And then there is the " conveniences". Missus won't go where there is no toilet, and midnight pees are becoming more necessary for me too, so, simple camping is not so simple these days, I'm on the lookout for a pop top type van now. Leave the minimalist approach to the young fellers.