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Talk:Urban camping

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Um, can I ask what this is supposed to cover? Jpatokal 06:24, 1 July 2006 (EDT)

It does seem fairly pointless. The only people I know of who camp in a city are people trying to score opening day tickets to the Reds or Bengals. I don't think homeless people count as "campers." -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 06:30, 1 July 2006 (EDT)
There are some cities with 'urban campgrounds' but they're generally just parks that happen to be in town. The only other thing I can think of is quasi-legal things like sleeping in golf courses, city parks, etc. I mean, sometimes you just dont find (or cant afford) a place to stay. I guess if we cover Hitchhiking than this is equally valid. I'll wait and see where it goes... Majnoona 14:02, 1 July 2006 (EDT)

I started this topic because someone I know inquired about using urban camping because he's on a tight budget, and I wanted to see if wikitravel users had anything to add. (Lizz 22:56, 3 July 2006 (EDT))

Perhaps the best idea would be to first talk generally about camping anywhere in the general article and then discuss camping in an urban environment. I can think of a number of reasons why urban camping would be useful, including protest camps outside the local government building etc., lack of other affordable accomodation in town, waiting in the queue for tickets or the store sale. However, we do not have a useful general article yet, so I question having a specialist article. -- Huttite 02:36, 28 July 2006 (EDT)

Redirect this to Camping - ?[edit]

Any objections? ~ 06:18, 16 September 2006 (EDT)

In Britain a form of urban camping involves many people stranded at airports, bus and train stations, largely to delays in traveling especially in night travel. This is a form of urban camping as it doesn't involve a tradition tent just a bench, floor or whatever can be found as temporary accommodation.