Ok, I know somebody has undoubtedly already come up with something like this, but typing up some more irritations inspired me to sit and type this up. I know they're most likely not very original, but they came to mind in one sitting. Add your own! I'm sure everyone here can add at least a half a dozen based on our collective camping experiences... Murphys Laws of Camping 1.) The number of times it takes you to successfully back your trailer into your campsite is directly proportional to how many people are watching you do it at the time. 2.) Waterproof matches will light under any weather condition except under clear blue skies, on a calm day, with the temperature in the mid 70s. 3.) The best campsite in the park is always the one right next to you. 4.) Wind velocity will increase based on how many matches you have left in the book when you try to light the fire, or how many paper plates youve laid out. 5.) Your extension cord will either be a foot too short, have the wrong end on it, or be missing altogether when it comes time to hook up. 6.) Everything you carefully packed to go camping will have magically doubled in size when it comes time to pack it again to go home. 7.) Yes, when you use the port-a-potty, everyone can hear you, and theyre laughing at you. 8.) The group of campers who arrives first is always the loudest. 9.) The group of campers who arrives last will automatically try to take that title away from the group who arrived first. 10.) The fish will stop biting the day you get to the lake. 11.) The mosquitoes will start biting the day you get to the lake. 12.) When the weather forecaster says that theres a 50% chance of rain, he means that chances are itll rain for 50% of the time youre camping and 100% of the rain will fall during the day. 13.) Bacon and eggs cooked in a cast-iron skillet over a camp stove really DO taste better than when theyre made at home. 14.) The likelihood that it will rain is based on whether or not youve just discovered a rip in the canvas roof youre sleeping under. 15.) How closely your DW sticks by your side for the duration of the weekend is directly proportional to the skimpiness of the bikini worn by the lady camping next to you. 16.) Your air mattress will only spring a leak between the hours of 1am and 6am. 17.) Your childs inflatable swimming toys will never deflate even if you want them to. 18.) The only rocks larger than a walnut in the entire county will be 2 inches below the surface of the ground, and precisely where you need to drive a stake. 19.) The item you cant find, but desperately need, is either on the roof of your pup, in your garage, or on the kitchen table at home. 20.) A bad week of camping is still better than a good day at work.