22 Jul

Objection #1: I don’t have a trailer!

For those that believe that girl camping is all about the trailer I would like to share with you some pictures of women whose spirit is bigger than their budgets. They are not letting the lack of a trailer stop them from having girl fun. I really admire these women who have a very “can do” attitude and just want to be out there doing things and going places. They join in all the fun without the worry of towing and leveling and hooking up and backing in. It’s more about the people and places and less about the things, although their things are beautiful!

Some tents are homemade. Some are store bought and glamped up. Some girl campers choose to rent a cabin or stay at a local B & B and visit the campsite. The point is to not let the lack of a camper keep you from enjoying all the fellowship and comraderie of women doing things together. It is actually better to go to these events without a trailer and ask questions about where to get a trailer, what a buyer should ask a seller, what is a reasonable amount to pay? Acquire lots of information. Know your likes and dislikes. Learn what features you want in a trailer. Decide if you want to go vintage or buy new and customize it to fit your style.  Keep an open attitude and go camping with the idea that you want to be part of the great outdoors with people who do that with alot more pinache than most!!



26 Jun

Becoming a Girl Camper

What makes a girl camper? I have come to see in my travels that many women have a secret, and sometimes not so secret, longing to be a girl camper. A Sister on the Fly. A glamper. A grown up girl scout. A woman who “does things”. When we girl campers are displaying our tricked out trailers at fairs and campgrounds we meet the most wonderful women who are at first, awed by the trailers themselves. Who wouldn’t love this?



They then ask the inevitable question, “how do you get them there?”  This always amazes me. There are many women who can’t believe a woman tows a trailer to a location, unhitches it, stabilizes it, plugs it in and ENJOYS!
I hope to address some of the obstacles to becoming a girl camper in this blog in an effort to encourage women to realize they have what it takes to do this even if they don’t believe it themselves. With the girl camping world they will find women who will inspire, encourage and nurture them on their path to becoming women who “go places and do things”.
Stay tuned while I address the obstacles I hear.
1) I don’t have a trailer
2)I don’t kow how to tow
3) I don’t have anyone in my life to help me fix up a trailer
4) I live in a condo, gated community, snooty neighborhood that won’t allow trailers
5) I went on line and there are no campouts near me
6) What about my husband, children, aging parents
7) I dont know if I can just go someplace where I don’t know a soul
8) How will I find a trailer?
9) I don’t own a tow vehicle
Answers to all these questions coming to this blog soon!!!
Janine Pettit
Girl Camper; going places, doing things!