Instagram Vs Reality: Going Camping With Your Mates

Washing outdoors? Not as romantic as the photos will have you believe...

 1) Cooking at the campsite on Instagram looks DELICIOUS

Anyone order #breakfast, #camping style? Nothing beats #cooking on the #grill. (photo by Ricky Brown)

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    … In reality you’ll end up eating these for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 2) On Instagram, the journey there is as fun as the trip itself

FUCK YEAH!!!! Play in the mud! #staywild Photo by @jayme_gordon A photo posted by @staywildmagazine on

… In real life, it tends to involve a lot of waking up your sleeping mates and boredom

3) From Instagram, you might think that washing outdoors is going to be super romantic…



Get your ass outside! #staywild Photo by @csnipes


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…. In real life, it’s more likely to just be super cold….

 4) Don’t be tricked into thinking that when the night comes it’s going to be all stars and silence….



@morganmaassen: Chadd Konig, stargazing under the clear sky of Central California while roadside camping between surf adventures. @morganmaassen takeover! |


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…You might find it’s cloudy and there are others wanting to sleep in your spot in the woods

5) On Instagram, mornings at a campsite are always sublimely beautiful….



I can’t think of a more gorgeous view! ???? Photo by @jgaltusa ????????


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… While nature is great, normally it looks more like this

6) We’re sure some people’s camps actually do stay looking like this…


#Beetletour #Käfer #Camping #Käfertour #Beetle #Corsica #sundown


A photo posted by Step (@stepkorn13) on

  ….the rest of us will be living like this

 7) On Instagram, walking with your mates looks like a photoshoot

At the top of Morro Rock with my two favorite ladies ✌️

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…. when you’ve been rained on three times however, you would much rather no one took any photos at all

 8) On Instagram everyone has awesome outdoor clothing and looks fresh faced and clean



We’ve had a good week here at the woodland HQ. New friends made, new adventures planned and new products in the pipeline. Wishing you all an adventure filled weekend, be they big or small. Cheers!


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 …. While we can get awesome outfits too, we still end up looking more like these guys by the end of the week!


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