Camping is supposed to be one of the greatest outdoor adventures a person can do. There’s sun, there’s nature, there are raging rapids and there are bonfires. What about roasted marshmallows and pitching tents? They’re all a riot! But then there are people who are just not cut out for camping and all the fun that comes with it. Here is a slideshow of the funniest camping fails. Prepare to laugh your tummy muscles into a six-pack!
There are so many different ways to enjoy the great outdoors. My family used to do day trips that included hiking, swimming in some streams and eating well-packed sandwiches. But growing up into teenhood, I learned that going camping could include a whole series of other activities. As a group of friends, we would head out to the river, take a couple rafts and paddle our way down to the quietest and calmest streams of the river. I can’t even say how many hours we burned in the sun or how many hours the sun burned us. But when you go camping overnight, everything changes. The river sounds different, the woods look, feel and definitely sound different too. But that’s not to say that it’s scary or anything, it’s just different.
The best way to make your camp grounds feel like your temporary home is through fire. Once that campfire is up and burning, with those beautiful flames dancing to the heavens, you can really relax. Hey, when there’s a campfire there should be music. And where there’s music there should be food and drink. Smores are a bonfire’s best buddy, so make sure you get your hands on some chocolates, some marshmallows and graham crackers. Another favorite is packing some hot dogs onto a stick and letting them cook until they start bubbling. Guaranteed – one side will always be more burned than the other. Par for the course.
The pictures you’re going to see in this camping fail slideshow are enough to make you reconsider what camping is all about. You’re guaranteed to laugh hard, and you’ll be begging the question – “How the heck do these people exist?” With a closer look you might be able to understand that this could potentially be any of us. So sit back in the comfort of your home and enjoy.
We all know that going camping means you have to decide on the essentials before heading out. So when the “Knuckle Devils” headed out for their annual camping trip, they knew they needed a tent that could fit on the back of a motorcycle.
Verifying The Wildlife
Harold wasn’t sure if he was looking at a male lion or a lioness. It took all of 35 seconds for him to realize that he didn’t need his glasses to verify.
The Outdoor Experience
“We’ll go camping,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they promised. “You can sleep anywhere…” and that was the last time Greg ever went camping without a tent.
Camping isn’t for everyone, but for those of us who love hitting the outdoors, it’s always great fun! I know that it’s not only me who gets so excited about spending time under the stars…
A Crappy Barbecue
I love the idea of being innovative and trying new ideas. This might not have been the best way to use an old toilet. In fact, I think the idea stinks.
Law Abiding Campers
Signs are all around us to guide us, but not to tell us what to do. They’re actually more like suggestions, in my opinion. So when the sign reads “Stop” or “50 MPH”, it’s only a suggestion, really.
He Pitched His Tent
Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a brilliant name for a tent brand. How else would you know when your tent is up at full attention?
Cheating At Camping
So we all know that getting out into the great outdoors means that you leave everything behind and enjoy nature. But is this not defeating the purpose?
Water And Air Sports
They thought they’d take the kids out for a day on the water. There’s nothing like the river breeze and the fresh air… lots of fresh air.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure… or it’s simply his barbecue. An old post box can always be given a second chance.
Who said you can’t bring your Lamborghini with you on your next camping trip? This guy even used the rising doors to his advantage.
For me, being out in the wild is one of the greatest pleasures we can afford ourselves. But pooping out in nature isn’t always the most comfortable thing to do. That is unless you have a smart idea.
There were two different campsites, one had grass and one had sand. This sign clearly directs camping-wanna-be’s to the sandier of the two.
Not A Hot Dog
This is what camping against your will looks like. This pooch was more than happy to stay home and snuggle up by the fireplace.
While Goldilocks was enjoying her nap in Wee Bear’s bed, the bears took a field trip to Goldilocks’ tent. I wonder who ate her porridge?
Glenn knew very well that life has its priorities. He was told that it was best to keep valuables inside the tent during the night. So he snuggled up with her and held her until morning light.
Next Level Camping
My first question is, “whaaaa…” Right, I don’t know where to start. Who decides where you sleep? How do you get to the top? How do you get down?
Someone Didn’t Think
This driver couldn’t get his truck out of the mud, but he also didn’t want to wake anyone up. The good news, he got truck out of the mud and he didn’t wake anyone up. The bad news? Well, they would soon find out.
He Kept His Promise
Sean promised his wife that he would take the kids camping on the 4th of July. Only one problem, he also promised his boss that he would work while everyone else took time off. Voila! The solution.
Choosing your campsite is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you decide to pitch your tent next to a barn, nosy naaaybors might just pay you a visit.
At Least We Know Now
There’s a saying: “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” So the fact that there is a sign pointing you in the direction of the “secret campground” might be counterproductive.
Short Or Long Term
Something about this picture tells me that he’s not camping here. This is actually a house and tent on wheels.
When The Bed Is Bigger Than The Tent
The size of your tent and the size of your air mattress should be dimensionally fit. This guy virtually kissed the top of the tent the entire night. He’ll learn his lesson.
Is That Ice?
It wasn’t until the morning that Candice’s alarm clock went off that she found her phone. If the water froze, is it possible that the phone was still fine?
Smore Is Better
These guys are rakin’ in the smores! Har har har… okay, that wasn’t so funny. We have to give these people props for coming up with this great idea.
Who Said It’s A Two Man Tent?
The term “two-man tent” is all in your own personal interpretation. Maybe it meant that it’s good for two dozen people!
Thinking Outside The Box
It started out as a bonfire. Then they decided that they wanted a barbecue. But were they going to do without a grill? Enough said.
Rule Number One
The first rule of camping is known to every single kid out there. This rule lives inside of them from a young age until they’re adults. Rule number one is, “Never go to sleep first.”
Thought It Was The Boat
Mitchell didn’t realize which trailer he hitched onto his truck, until it was too late. He genuinely thought that he had made the 4-hour journey to the beach with his boat.
Thank Goodness For The Sign
Had this sign not been put up here, so many innocent campers would have been wet. We do have to wonder who the spot is reserved for, though.
Scared Of Creepy Crawlies
It might not be the most comfortable place to sleep, but it’s convenient. But somebody has got to tell this man that creepy-crawlies, well, crawl!
Anyone In There
It was a funny sight seeing someone’s tent flying into the air. Then there was the moment that you realized it was yours. And then the moment when you realize you didn’t see your girlfriend getting out.
When Life Gives You Lemons
This man can teach us all a valuable life lesson. When life gives you lemons, get on your inflatable mattress and float outta there!
All In One
You can say that this is merely a picnic table, but that wouldn’t be right. This is a home, this is a boat and this is a fishing dock.
Dad Award Goes To
Dads come in all shapes and sizes, but this dad stands way above others. He’s teaching his little girl how to cook up some yummy burgers. Okay okay, don’t worry – this is photo-shopped.
At Least There’s A Seat
This is the camp master’s throne. Each stone represents another battle he has won… or something like that. That stick really helps with standing and sitting.
But We Don’t Have A Dog
You wake up and you see this gorgeous little fellow smiling at you. He gives you a slobbering lick of love as his tail wags out his happiness. And all you’re thinking is, “but we don’t have a dog”…
I don’t know who taught these guys to close a tent, but this is definitely not the right way. Although it does look cozy in there.
Rule number two of camping: Never ever start drinking before pitching your tent. Why, you ask? Please visit “Exhibit A”.
Just Making Breakfast
This poor kangaroo didn’t know what the big fuss was all about. He had simply woken up early and was starting to get breakfast made.
What A Night
Timothy had had a crazy night, and he was definitely going to wake up with one helluva hangover. Or was he? All of those beer cans are still sealed. Hmmm…
Not For Smurfs
Camping is right for a lot of people, but it isn’t for Smurfs. Or at least it isn’t for people who think they’re Smurfs, as you can see in exhibit ‘A’.
How On Earth?
There must be a semi-acceptable explanation for this, although we’re not sure what it is. How on Earth do you manage to flip your camper like this?
This one is not for those who enjoy the comfort of the ground. Camping doesn’t get much riskier than hanging off the side of a cliff in a tent. We just hope none of these guys sleep-walk.
The Great Indoors
Ahhh, the vast and beautiful, great outd… indoors. Just poke your head out of the tent and see the glow of the tungsten light shining down on you. Watch out for bears, too.
When You See It
You might need a keen eye for this one. Not everything seems the way it is and when you see what we’re talking about you won’t be able to unsee it.
Who said you can’t go camping in style? Add a speed boat, a Porsche and an RV that’s better equipped than “Air Force One” and you’re set!
Can’t Handle The Heat
Oh yes, those campfires are can really get you burned up. One must always take special caution when it comes to roasting marshmallows.
Where’s The Guide?
Putting up a tent shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Well that’s what you would think. You need to be semi-smart to know how to put up a tent, or you could just reinvent it.
You know you’ve been out camping for too long when you’ve turned the whole place into a new town. There’s even a little pond, how’s that?
One of the first things a person should know when going camping, is that chili burritos are off the menu. Not sure why still?
This Is In-Tents
There are few things more intense that a doggy-stare-down… in tents! “You promised that there wouldn’t be any other dogs here!”
When Camping Is Just Not For You
It seemed like a wonderful idea to take the baby out for a camping trip. A perfect way for the young toddler to get a taste of nature.
Home Made Tent
If you ever forget to bring a tent when you go camping with your friends, you can always create your own. Or you could ask a friend to join them – your choice.
Camping On The Water
How interesting would it be to wake up in the morning and find that you’d floated downstream? You might be wondering how you got onto the water in the first place.
That One Friend
We’ve all been camping with that one friend. You can’t take him anywhere without him causing trouble. But there is a solution to bringing him along for a camping trip.
Who Would Need This?
Some inventions are really smart, and others just aren’t. How does this camping lantern even make sense? Right, it doesn’t.
When You Don’t Tell Her
This is what happens when a guy lies to his girlfriend about what camping is really like. She thought they were going for a short stroll and then for a night of stargazing.
Nightmares Start Here
Can you imagine seeing this tent in the middle of the night? This scary tent staring at you from far or near is all that bad dreams are made of.
A Boat Tent
Not only is this tent a boat, but this boat is a tent too! it also has an instruction manual and all the necessary equipment to stand on its four legs.
Ah, The Great Outdoors
How great is it to get out with the family? Special time to socialize and check in with the family. Maybe next time the rule should be “no cellphones”.
We’ve all watched Zoolander and we’ve all seen the “hospital for ants”. It makes sense that these are tents for ants too.
And this tent felt just right. It was perfect for a head, not more and not less. This was camping in its minimalist form.
When You Go Camping In Summer
This is precisely what you look like when you wake up in the morning when you go camping in summer. Waking up in a sauna is no pleasant experience.