So let’s assume you have never been camping before. How would you start camping? Where would you decide to spend your camping trip and how long would your camping trip last? Would you want to rent your camping equipment from an outdoor and camping retailer or would you be determined to have your own camping equipment?
These are all important factors for a new camper to determine. You have undoubtedly seen movies depicting camping and maybe that is how you filled your mind with camping expectations. If so you will want to take that camping idea and try to recreate it for yourself and possibly your family. I know campers who when they find their perfect place to camp, will pitch a tent and others that would never consider camping without a motor home with running water and plumbing. Some people prefer no tent or cover at all and set up a hammock between two sturdy trees to enjoy their camping experience. Some of them will drink out of streams and even eat wild vegetation to create their unique camping experience. No one person’s idea of camping is wrong and it is up to their own interpretation of a camping experience.
When planning your camping adventure, your own camping needs and desires should be followed. This is how you make your camping experience become a good experience. Maybe your first few camping experiences won’t be roughing it without running water on your camping trip. Maybe you won’t dig up roots to eat a wild outdoor meal. You will however step outside your comfort zone when you go camping. The first step to creating your camping reality begins in your mind!
Although you may have expectations for camping, make certain you realize that nothing will always go as planned without a hitch on your first attempt. After all you will be using camping utilities and equipment for camping that are most likely going to be foreign to you. Because of this you need to cut yourself some slack so that your camping experience can rollout in a fun and enjoyable manner. The new experiences you can have with a new camping experience can be something you write down in a journal or tell stories about for years to come.
Some families have a long tradition of camping on holidays, spring break, summer and family reunions. It is a great way to bond with family without the interference of modern technology and neighbors. Young children can make the most fun and entertaining camping enthusiasts in the world. They often seem the most eager to plan for a camping trip. They look forward to camping with great anticipation. Imagine what a youngster can discover on a camping trip. Young people are so adaptable to camping conditions so if you have a chance to camp with younger family members, make sure you don’t pass up the experience.
Make your first few camping trips carefree and simple and you’ll learn to love it. You may even find yourself starting new family traditions that include the wonderful adventures of camping!