Vanity Fair: Nearly a quarter of campers regret forgetting to bring a mirror away with them
Aug 30 2011 Posted by Lewis Shields
We’re not a nation to neglect our appearance – even in when in the great outdoors. UK campers and caravanners have admitted in a recent poll by Pitchup.com that more than 20% of them forget to bring a mirror with them on their camping or caravanning break. With the ever increasing popularity of glamping, respondents have also rejected taking the traditional roll mat on their trip as nearly 60% of respondents now choose to bed down on an air or water bed instead and 15% have to have a pillow to hand.
However, despite wanting to look our very best after a peaceful night’s sleep on our airbeds, a traditional campfire breakfast remains a firm favourite amongst respondents. The traditional bacon sarnie reigns supreme as campers' and caravanners' food of choice, with more than 33% of the vote. Other haute-campfire-cuisine preferences included camembert baked over the embers, as well as the slightly more unusual 'beggs' – baked beans cooked into scrambled eggs.
So perhaps our food tastes are not to become as increasingly sophisticated as our sleeping arrangements. And there is always something to be said for a cosy, traditional campfire. Nearly 20% of survey respondents claim to be campfire master chefs, preferring to enjoy their food fireside rather than eat out.
Polls for this survey were carried out on Pitchup.com's Facebook page. There were over 600 responses.
Winner of Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search and book using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes. Website owners can also add custom Pitchup.com listings to their site.
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