I'm so glad I found this place, although I had a bit of trouble registering, so I've been reading a lot but unable to post.
Currently there is myself, my husband, our 3yo daughter and soon to be another. DH and I are mid-20's but we are somewhat 'old style' and are inclined to prefer peace and quiet.
We are in the process of accumulating gear with the intention of camping over Easter with a group of like-minded friends.
I used to go camping (rough it in the bush, dig a hole type camping) every year with my parents and a group of friends, so I have fond memories of camping from about 10 years old. Not to mention the fact that I caravanned around most of Oz with my parents when I was 12 - which took about 3 months. My better half has been camping maybe twice in his whole life, and I'm not sure of the extent of the camping experiences - I have a sneaking suspition that he may mean school 'camps'
With the economy the way it is, I figure that after the initial setup costs, family holidays won't have to cost an arm and a leg so we will be more likely to get away more often - even just for weekends.
If you have any advice for setting up, please share it! We are on a budget so any money saver tips will be greatly appreciated.
I look forward to chatting to you in the future.