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How to Deal with Bad Camping Neighbors (3 Examples)

•, By Mike Wendland

It's happened to all of us. You get all settled into a campsite only to realize your camping neighbor is less than ideal. Or just downright terrible. 

Your first thought is they're going to ruin your enjoyment and spoil your fun. Their music is too loud. Their campsite is too messy. Their dog is barking nonstop when it's not pooping on your campsite.

Do you just have to suck it up and take it? Well, there is a chance that yes, you might have to put up with some of it. However! There are some things you can do to improve the situation.

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How to Deal with Bad Camping Neighbors

Have you ever read the self-help classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie? If so, its lessons can really come in handy when dealing with bad camping neighbors. 

If you haven't read it, I'll give you the moral of the story really quickly. Basically, if you make people feel important or show that you care about them, they're much more likely to listen to you and even help you out. 

It's essentially the "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar" strategy. 

I will save you from reading the whole book and trying to figure out how to apply it to camping. I will give you a few examples of how to positively influence these bad camping neighbors in the most common situations.