Do you consider staying/renting a cabin to be "Camping?"

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Do you consider staying/renting a cabin to be "Camping?"

Yes. You're closer to nature, sleeping in a sleeping bag, etc., and it's not much different than camping in a vehicle.
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No. Staying in a hotel isn't camping, so why would staying in a cabin be different?
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Do you consider staying/renting a cabin to be "Camping?"

Post by madbuck »

Alright, I've heard several cases recently of friends and coworkers talking about "camping" and then it turns out they rented a cabin. Which is fine, and fun, but it's strange to me to mention it as "camping."

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Lol even car camping is pushing it imo
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Post by Mtnman200 »

Sleeping in a bed is not camping.
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Post by SkaredShtles »

Yeah... no.

Taking an RV into the woods: also not camping
Taking a pop-up into the woods: also not camping

Of course, they can call it anything they want. They should know, however, that WE know better.

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Post by WildWanderer »

When we do that we call it "cabin camping" and always include 'cabin' when talking about the experience. But no, I wouldn't consider it camping.
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Post by bergsteigen »

I lived in a waterless cabin for 4 years in Alaska. I was not camping, even if I did have an external outhouse to visit when it was -50F.
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It depends on how many rats crawl across your face per night.
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Post by Wildernessjane »

Ummm definitely not. Even with rats running across the rafters I still wouldn't call it camping.
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Post by John619 »

Maybe if it's Janet's cabin in the Summit hut system... :)
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I’m guessing the people who say that staying in a cabin is the same as camping also believe they can count a summit if the made it “close enough”.
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WishIWasInTheMts wrote: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 pm I’m guessing the people who say that staying in a cabin is the same as camping also believe they can count a summit if the made it “close enough”.
Or driving up Pikes or Evans.
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Post by hotrod »

If you aren't in a sleeping bag and in a tent (or none), then it's not camping! A roof over your head is cheating.
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