Camping outdoors within a sleeping bag on the ground, inside a tent with no running water and building a campfire to enjoy while the heat keeps the night chill away, this to some is a bit far fetched, only because it is not part of their pampered lifestyle.
In the beginning of Mankind this was not camping, this was a way to survive, as they walked their path along their Journey of life, they had none of the what we take for granted today, we wake up in the morning and flip a switch to turn on the lights, go to the kitchen to start our coffee machines, go to the bathrooms and jump in the shower with running water, drive to work in our vehicles, instead of walking to get around, these are things we all take for granted on a daily basis, back in the beginning of Mankind, they had to learn everyday just to survive, make their shelters with whatever they could find off the land, use leaves or brush as their blankets, make a fire not just for their camp, but to cook and a source of heat to stay warm, they cooked whatever they could be successful at in their hunt, they learned to make weapons out of things around them, so they could have a successful hunt, everyday was alot of work just to survive and today we complain when we lose electricity and have no switch to flip for the lights.
Camping is not what it used to be, now people say they are camping, but they have a trailer, or an RV with all the comforts of home inside, a generator so they can have a switch to flip for light, a water tank so they can take their shower, instead of jumping in the stream, a TV with a dvd so they can watch a movie, instead of truely communicating with each other, they think they are roughing it, but to truely rough it is going somewhere remote and sleep in a tent, build a campfire, to keep the nights chill away, roll out the sleeping bag on the hard packed ground within the tent, shut off the smartphones as their are no signals to play your games or make a call, which means take the time to truely communicate with those around you? Yes you have to talk face to face, as you can’t hide behind your devices, with this face to face communications, you may just learn something of yourself, or who ever you are with, true camping in the wilderness, under the star lit skies and on the natural carpet of the planet Earth, may be a dieing thing in this Society, but if we all took to this kind of camping from time to time, it would help us learn of ourselves, others around us, as we respect what we have now, not take for granted all the simple things in life and maybe even help us better understand everything around us, so we all can walk our paths along our journey’s of life in peace and be better and stronger moving forward.
Camping to some means pack the camper, or the RV and go to a campground, that has a pool, and activities to keep you busy, along with wifi to keep you plugged into cyber world, but real outdoor camping involves, a tent, a sleeping bag, camp stove and grill, pop up canopies, a shovel to make a campfire pit, and a handmade porto-potty, you want to take a shower, just jump into the stream, it may be cold but your body will get used to it, you want activity just take a walk into the wilderness and learn of the planet Earth and what else it may endure, bring a fishing pole so you can fish the stream and maybe eat the fruits of your labor over the campfire you made earlier in the day, leave your devices at home as they won’t work in this remoteness and open your imagination to the real wonders this planet, plus open your mouths to real communication with those around you, as you may just learn new things of yourself and others around you, True camping to us now, may be a way to unwind from the dog eat dog world, but for the beginning of mankind, it was how they survived on their journey’s, it is very healthy for us to camp in this fashion, as we get back in touch with ourselves and our souls, it is how we grow to be better and stronger, on our paths along our Journey’s of life.
” Camping in the beginning of Mankind might of been alot of work and how they survived, but for us today it is good to get back in touch, so we can be better and stronger moving forward”
” You need not be afraid to camp in remote locations, just keep an open mind and get back to what made man strong and what helped them survive, to become what Mankind has become”