So you’ve been slaving away on your 9 to 5 (or whatever shift you have) job. I understand. And I have a challenge for you: Start camping!
Well for starters, you were not born to just work for someone else. Then just grow old and end your life wondering what happened. Everyone knows of or has heard of a very common phrase.
Do what you love, love what you do.
If you feel like you have a boring job, you should really start loving what you do. Otherwise, find something else to do something you enjoy. Sadly, doing it is harder than saying it. Given the constraints of the modern world, it’s not always easy to find what you love doing. Let alone turn it into something that pays the bills.
Luckily, there’s a solution!
After long stretches of work days, give yourself a reward for a job well done and do what you love. Each person has his own thing, an activity or a hobby. You probably have your own thing too.
Even though that’s the case, it’s safe to say that most people, loves the nature and the outdoors. You probably do too.
Take your life back and live it to the fullest. Unwind and experience the outdoors or the wilderness if you prefer adventure.
Camping could easily be the easiest route. It helps remove stress from your mind and body. As a result, making you more productive at work, probably getting a raise. In effect, this will make you love what you do (your job). Furthermore, you will have more time and more resources to do what you love (camping).
Doing so starts a cycle and it’s nothing vicious. In fact, it’s productive!
Alright! Let’s Go Camping!
Hold your horses there for a minute. Camping, with all its benefits, might sound easy to do. But it is not.
To go camping, or do anything outdoors, you need a little preparation. If you’re a homebody, the outdoors could be scary. But only at first!
Luckily, there are ways to bring the feeling of being at home outdoors.
Your First Tent to Start Camping
The first thing you need to think about and really consider is a shelter. A roof above your head. Since you’ll only be staying outdoors for the weekend, building something permanent is not wise.
Just use a tent. Tents are portable and easy to carry around. Choosing the size of the tent depends on who you’re camping with. You’ll need a larger tent if you’re camping with your family. Otherwise, smaller tents are ideal if you plan to camp alone.
The next thing you’ll want to consider is water. In survival situations the first thing you should look for is water. Given you already have shelter.
You can carry containers with water in them when you go camping. Containers are ideal if you camp on a site and don’t move around much.
Another thing you can do is use a LifeStraw. This is ideal if you’re camping and hiking and you feel a little adventurous. Both work the same, you’ll get water.
Other Things You Might Need to Start Camping
Finally, prepare as much of the following things. They will make your camping easier as a beginner.
Just choose a famous campsite and you’re good to go! Make sure you do some research about the campsite before actually heading out. Good luck!