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Five people you need to avoid on the campsite this year

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Campers are generally pretty easy-going people... and let's face it, you have to be when you choose to spend your holidays in a tent!

Most of the campers you meet on the campsite are perfectly nice, the sort of people you'd be perfectly happy to chat about the weather with at the washing-up sinks.

But sometimes you encounter fellow campsite-dwellers who really rub you up the wrong way. From know-alls to oddballs, here are the people to avoid on the campsite this year

1. THE HARDCORE CAMPER

He (and it’s always a he) knows how to turn a Tesco bag for life into a two-berth tent and can whittle a hunting knife out of a discarded ice-lolly stick in a matter of seconds. But despite such amazing talents, two minutes in his company is enough to have you scratching your own eyes out.

2. FLAT CAP MAN

He’s a caravan owner and wants to prattle on at length about the pulling power of his Skoda Fabia. He knows everything about everything and once he starts he’s very difficult to stop, so don’t let him start. Avoid eye contact

3. THE LONE WOLF

There’s nothing wrong with solo camping per se, and we understand you might crave company when you’re travelling alone. But striking up a conversation with someone while you’re both sitting on the toilet is just creepy. Boundaries, people.

4. MR & MRS SOCIABLE

I know it’s curmudgeonly, but generally we don’t go on holiday to spend all our time with people we don’t know. So you stick to your tent and we’ll stick to ours. We’ll say hello on the way to the shop in the morning and leave it at that.

5. HIPSTER CAMPER

The best thing about hipster campers is that they’re easy to spot – therefore are easy to avoid. Just look out for the guy in the plaid shirt, skinny rolled-up jeans and fulsome beard drinking craft beer outside a VW camper van. If all else fails, look out for the smoke signals being sent up into the sky from their pipe.

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