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What is camping?

December 15, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Before going to camping you have to know what is camping. Why it is and what it is for. According to Wikipedia “Camping is an elective outdoor recreational activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter such as a tent, a caravan, or even a motorhome. Generally, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment. To be regarded as “camping” a minimum of one night is spent outdoors, distinguishing it from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities. Camping can be enjoyed through all seasons.

Luxury may be an element, as in early 20th century African safaris, but including accommodations in fully equipped fixed structures such as high-end sporting camps under the banner of “camping” blurs the line.

Camping as a recreational activity became popular among elites in the early 20th century. With time, it grew more democratic, and varied. Modern participants frequent publicly owned natural resources such as national and state parks, wilderness areas, and commercial campgrounds. Camping is a key part of many youth organizations around the world, such as Scouting, which use it to teach both self-reliance and teamwork.”

best-camping-shop-usCamping Defines in various way

Camping describes a range of activities and approaches to outdoor accommodation. Survivalist campers set off with as little as possible to get by, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be combined with hiking, as in backpacking, and is often enjoyed in conjunction with other outdoor activities such as canoeingclimbingfishing, and hunting.

There is no universally held definition of what is and what is not camping. Fundamentally, it reflects a combination of intent and the nature of activities involved. A children’s summer camp with dining hall meals and bunkhouse accommodations may have “camp” in its name but fails to reflect the spirit and form of “camping” as it is broadly understood. Similarly, a homeless person’s lifestyle may involve many common camping activities, such as sleeping out and preparing meals over a fire, but fails to reflect the elective nature and pursuit of spirit rejuvenation that are integral aspect of camping. Likewise, cultures with itinerant lifestyles or lack of permanent dwellings cannot be said to be “camping”, it is just their way of life.

Why Go Camping?

Sometimes you need a little motivation to get up and head outside. The process of finding a campground, organizing and packing your gear can deter even hardcore campers from venturing out.

  • Reconnect with nature
  • It’s inexpensive
  • Spend times with your pets
  • Family time
  • Exercise
  • Living off the grid
  • Rekindle Relationships
  • Travel
  • Refresh before the work week
  • Campfires
  • The Stars
  • Sunsets and Sunrises
  • Nature Is Beautiful and Smells Good

Forms of camping

  • Adventure camping
  • Dry camping
  • Backpacking
  • Canoe Camping
  • Bicycle Camping
  • Car, Off-Road, and RV
  • Glam-ping
  • Reenactment camping
  • Social camping
  • Survivalist camping
  • Urban camping
  • Winter camping
  • Work camping

 

Camping equipment

The following is a list of commonly used camping equipment: