Why Go Camping?

Many people don’t understand why some people go camping.
For them, it is just a major inconvenience during which you spend entire days and nights exposed to the harsh environment, insects, and are deprived of everything that makes life easy and convenient.

It’s true that camping may not be for everyone, but it is an activity we should all experience at least once in our life no matter how much we detest dirt, bugs, or the outdoors as a whole.
Even though it may be a pain for some, camping is a great way to experience what it’s like to be in the great outdoors and be one with nature.

Now is the best time to enjoy all that nature has to offer!

camping tent near the beach

Why go Camping?

The natural habitat in our world is gradually shrinking. The world’s population keeps growing and puts a big strain on our natural resources. Cities are continually expanding and taking up surrounding spaces. It means trees are cut down, farmlands are converted into commercial lands, and countless species of animals are displaced or endangered.
Different plant and animal species are becoming extinct without us knowing it. We often don’t get to see them firsthand before they disappear from the face of the Earth.
Regardless of all the conservation efforts around the world, they are simply delaying tactics because more and more farmlands and rainforests will still be converted for commercial use in the years to come.

Now, ask me again, why go camping? With this sad reality facing our vast open spaces and virgin mountains and rainforests, you better start planning your camping trip now!
The best motivation to go camping now is this. It is to simply enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of nature while you still can.

camper enjoying her solitude

Camping offers everyone a break from the daily grind of life.
It’s a time when you no longer have to worry about your obligations at home and you can cast out all your cares into the wind. Immersing yourself in nature provides a much-needed break from your daily routines that can be overwhelming at times.
Imagine spending the entire day listening to the sound of the running water and the breeze, lazily sitting around a campfire sharing stories over cooked s’mores while gazing at the twinkling stars at night.
Removing yourself from the hustle and bustle of your daily life calms the mind, strengthens the tired body and restores the spirit.
Camping is indeed, rejuvenating.

When camping, it’s an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be worry free.
You will experience gratitude for the opportunity to find peace and solitude in unlikely places and for all the blessings this wonderful planet has given you all along.
As you savor the rest and relaxation offered by the many camping grounds or mountain trails you get to explore, show how much you care for Mother Nature by sharing your love for camping and respect for wildlife among family and friends.
Many families would agree that many of the most memorable memories they have as a family, were done during camping and around campfires while learning the crucial life skills the outdoors has to offer.

Benefits of Camping

If you haven’t been out and about in the great outdoors for quite some time now, then you are missing out on a lot of things:

Appreciate Nature

Nothing beats the experience of being in the outdoors and enjoying nature first hand. You’ll love the feel of the wind on your skin, the sound of the running creek, the chirping of the crickets at night, the singing of the birds
waking you up in the morning, the beautiful sunrise and sunset, and the
wonderful memories you’ve created with the people you love as you savor the moment and enjoy nature at its finest.

Escape City Life and Live off the Grid

Going away for several days and communing with nature will calm and rejuvenate your senses and entire being. Most of the time, you don’t
realize how stressful life is when you’re in the heat of the moment. Taking
yourself somewhere far away and in the midst of a new environment is a great way to destress and just enjoy the moment.

tent camping under the stars

A study conducted at the Bowling Green State University revealed that employees who segmented their work and non-work roles helped them detach themselves and recover from their excessive work demands.

Overall, even the person who professes he/she cannot live without his/her gadgets will eventually succumb to the beauty of nature and go exploring. When you disconnect yourself from the World Wide Web, you begin to reconnect with nature, your family, and even yourself.
A few days off from work and social media won’t kill you, but it will actually make you appreciate your very existence and the world you live in.

Camping is Inexpensive

Unlike the usual rest and recuperation options like a vacation in Vegas or a visit to a popular theme park, camping will not cost you much. As long as you have made the reservation ahead of time, shopped for groceries, bought or borrowed some camping gear, you’re all set and can stay at the camping ground for as long as your reservation or supplies last.
As mentioned, you don’t need to buy new personal camping gear, tents, lamps, etc. each time. You can borrow from a family or friend. If no one has it, then that’s the time to rent or buy. If you need help check our guides on how to choose the best camping tents, backpacks or sleeping bags.

Peace and Relaxation

Working hard the entire week can put a lot of strain on your mind and body. Camping can provide you with all the peace and relaxation you need where you are at one with nature.
Camping is likewise a great time to relax and bond with family and friends while enjoying various outdoor activities, sitting around the campfire, making s’mores or grilling some delicious food.
Reconnect with the people you love without any distraction and come home closer than you were before.

enjoying the relaxing view of the lake

Learn New Outdoor Skills or Harness Survival Skills

What better way to learn basic life survival skills than to do things yourself using your bare hands! Crucial skills like building a fire from scratch, cooking in the wild, gathering firewood, pitching a tent, managing insects and treating insect bites, and catching fish or gathering some fruit as a bonus can all be learned during camping trips.
Even classroom lectures can’t help you master them unless you do these things yourself! Once your camping trip is over, you’ll realize how many modern gadgets you can live without.

Stargazing

view of night sky full of starsWhen the sun goes down and the city lights are nowhere in sight, the stars come out and leave you with a magical sight at night. Your day is not yet over once night falls, all you need is a blanket and a star finder.
Enjoy stargazing as you share meaningful conversations with the people you love!

Your Pets can Join the Fun too

Camping isn’t all about being out in the open with your family and friends alone. Your pets can also join as long as you first make sure pets are welcome where you’re going.
Some camping grounds, though, need pets to be on a leash. But still, the possibility of taking a short break from home and taking your pet with you without having to worry where to leave them, can make your camping getaway more relaxing and less stressful.

camping with pets

Final words

Camping may be a lot of work for some, but it is a much-needed break we all need from time to time.
Keep in mind that without a little bit of planning, preparation, packing, and tidying, you will end up sleeping on the ground.
To make things easier for you, check out our article on Camping Packing List to find out what and how to prepare for camping and avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Sources:

http://camping.about.com/
http://www.thefrisky.com/
http://www.readersdigest.ca/
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