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Ik this is relatively irrelevant in gaming. But now, I'm in Beijing, China. Suffering from jet lag and other ****. This is my first time abroad ALONE for a summer camp, so pls give me some tips to survive.

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I wish by some coincidence the dorm rooms ran out and I got stuck with some awesome person of the opposite gender :D

Unfortunately that's not gonna happen :/

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I wish by some coincidence the dorm rooms ran out and I got stuck with some awesome person of the opposite gender :D

Unfortunately that's not gonna happen :/

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) grills...

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Ik this is relatively irrelevant in gaming. But now, I'm in Beijing, China. Suffering from jet lag and other ****. This is my first time abroad ALONE for a summer camp, so pls give me some tips to survive.

When a shady dude offers candy to get in his van you say no.

If you manage to find yellow snow don't eat it.

Stay on the beaten paths, not sure what Yetis, rabid pandas or pedophiles can lurk around there.

Bring bug spray, but NEVER spray it on your skin, clothes only.

Don't leave your clothes out hanging anywhere, I found snakes and other crap hiding in it plenty of times.

Don't eat wild berries/nuts/roots you found, it might be poisonous, you're also a human being on a vacation not a survivalist so no foraging. Also don't fish it's probably

not allowed.

Try not to bring expensive stuff with you (laptop, tablet jewellery etc.) because there's always THAT kid who tries to steal stuff. Phone is fine if you want to call your family you'll probably get weak/no signal.

 

Can't think of more survival tips, don't get your personal space vandalized now.

Or fall off a cliff and get your dessicated carcass found only months later. JK

 

I wish by some coincidence the dorm rooms ran out and I got stuck with some awesome person of the opposite gender :D

Unfortunately that's not gonna happen :/

There's law that won't allow that, in most civilized countries at least.

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When a shady dude offers candy to get in his van you say no.

If you manage to find yellow snow don't eat it.

Stay on the beaten paths, not sure what Yetis, rabid pandas or pedophiles can lurk around there.

Bring bug spray, but NEVER spray it on your skin, clothes only.

Don't leave your clothes out hanging anywhere, I found snakes and other crap hiding in it plenty of times.

Don't eat wild berries/nuts/roots you found, it might be poisonous, you're also a human being on a vacation not a survivalist so no foraging. Also don't fish it's probably

not allowed.

Try not to bring expensive stuff with you (laptop, tablet jewellery etc.) because there's always THAT kid who tries to steal stuff. Phone is fine if you want to call your family you'll probably get weak/no signal.

 

Can't think of more survival tips, don't get your personal space vandalized now.

Or fall off a cliff and get your dessicated carcass found only months later. JK

 

There's law that won't allow that, in most civilized countries at least.

Wtf kind of country do you live in that you can't just walk around in woods or something. And snakes in your clothes? did you go on summer camp to a zoo?

 

Really, just be kind and open on the first few days, don't be that awkward kid that says nothing the first few days and then has trouble tagging along with any of the groups because nobody knows him. You don't have to be best friends with everybody, but as long as nobody thinks you're a dick and everybody just thinks you're alright you'll have a great time. Also, join in on activities. You're there to have fun, so just go have fun. Don't sit on the sidelines doing nothing

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Wtf kind of country do you live in that you can't just walk around in woods or something. And snakes in your clothes? did you go on summer camp to a zoo?

 

 

Ya ever seen the movie 'Holes'?

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Bring bug spray, but NEVER spray it on your skin, clothes only.

 

Interesting, why is this? I've always sprayed my skins and not my clothes.

 

There's law that won't allow that, in most civilized countries at least.

 

As a side-note, laws are never and will never be this specific, so no. There isn't a country in this world with a law like that.

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Wtf kind of country do you live in that you can't just walk around in woods or something. And snakes in your clothes? did you go on summer camp to a zoo?

 

Really, just be kind and open on the first few days, don't be that awkward kid that says nothing the first few days and then has trouble tagging along with any of the groups because nobody knows him. You don't have to be best friends with everybody, but as long as nobody thinks you're a dick and everybody just thinks you're alright you'll have a great time. Also, join in on activities. You're there to have fun, so just go have fun. Don't sit on the sidelines doing nothing

Can't walk around because of holes dug by animals and roots all over the place you can trip on and break your ankles for example, and there's this plant in my country (can't remember what its called but if you touch it it burns like hell for hours, try imagine falling onto it) grows all over the place. And yes, snakes, what's so unusual about it? I kept finding those little shits hiding in my clothes whenever I took it off to take a swim in the pond, those weren't venomous but still can give you a good scare or even lose a bit of your finger if you're unfortunate enough to meet a grown one. There were also bugs, mainly ants, barnacles, hornets that hopefully doesn't need an explanation. This isn't a game, I don't know much about the wildlife in China or the distance he'll be from the nearest hospital/civilization. I don't think you ever had to drag one of your classmates back to the other side of a 500 meter tall hill because a twig went through his feet so please don't be a smartass.

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no, read the book though. is this some kind of joke I am missing?

 

Probably, in comparing summer camp with survival tips. Well, current title nearly asked for it.

And yes, i laughed for a good minute, thanks @Moyser.

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Can't walk around because of holes dug by animals and roots all over the place

 

You should just use your brain and not walk into or near a hole... It's like not going outside because you might get run over by a car and not doing the logical thing and not set up your picnic in the middle of a highway.

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Not sure what kind of stuff you'll do in your summer camp, but I have been to Beijing and I can give you some tips.

 

- Have a water bottle with you at all times. Beijing is hot in the summer. 

- Be aware of scams. Fake items, fake money, etc.

- Most items you buy at tourist areas will be overpriced, even though they're still relatively cheap. 

- Plan out your trip. Have a language app. There will be a language barrier.

- Eat. Eat a lot. And don't just go for the typical stuff. Chinese cuisine is arguably the best in the world and you get to taste the real, non-Westernized Chinese food.

- Don't be shy at queues. This especially applies in the subway. 

- Install Wechat. Everyone uses it there. 

- There are various VPNs you can use to get past the GFW. It's very easy. 

 

Some other general tips

- You shouldn't think of this as a trip to "survive". Make friends, learn about China and just have fun.

- Talk to the locals, especially if you find someone who speaks English. 

- Take a ton of pictures. Not just sceneries; everyday stuff too. For example: a subway ticket, a Chinese ice cream cone, a random building

- Just try to get a "feel" of the culture and the city. I personally find this to be the most crucial when I travel, as it broadens my world view. 

- And again, have fun. 

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no, read the book though. is this some kind of joke I am missing?

If he's out in the wilderness, there's gonna be animals. 

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