Camping is a liberating experience. There’s no better way to unwind than spending a cool summer evening under the skies, roasting marshmallows at the campfire and listening to the sounds of cool breeze and soothing rushing water. If you need a reason to go out camping this summer, here are some great ones.
- You unplug from technology
It’s hard to imagine living without our phones, internet or TV for a day. When you are out camping in the wild, you get a rare opportunity to experience a tech-free world. You will have minimal interruptions and you will realize that you can survive off-grid with little or no technology. Make sure you have at least one phone fully charged always though, for emergency reasons.
- Get to enjoy wonders of nature
It’s highly unlikely that you experience wondrous waterfalls and amazingly clear blue waters in your daily life. How about tall mountains, vast wilderness and stunning natural rock formations?
You can only enjoy such when you take the time to go out and be close to nature. Camping does that for you. It brings you closer to nature.
- Stress reduction
Camping slows down your life drastically. For a few days, you will not be worried about demanding bosses, traffic jams, annoying co-workers, pollution and all the stuff craving your attention. You get to have time to yourself and unwind. This is a good thing for your health and you will come from the trip feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
- Great time to bond with your family
Since there is no age limit to who can go camping, bring your kids along. You will have a lot of bonding moments together. If you do not have kids, you will have very intimate and enjoyable moments.
First trip with the family? Be sure to check out our list of essential ideas for camping with kids.
- Learn new skills
You will learn some exciting and important life skills when you go camping. You never know when these skills will come in handy. Learn how to pitch a tent, fish, cooking and others when you camp. People who go off-grid have to learn how to do things themselves and when you are out there for a few days, creativity kicks in naturally.
- Camping helps you exercise
Camping is the perfect natural environment to do some exercise. What will you be doing the whole day in the wild? You need to go out and explore the beauty of the landscape surrounding you. Hiking, walking, kayaking, cycling and other physical activities will be beckoning when you go camping.
- Create lasting and meaningful relationships
The camping community is a close one. If you go to a camping ground, you are likely to meet other campers. The campfire is the best place to socialize and have fun. People tell amazing stories of their camping experiences.
- Health benefits of camping
The direct exposure to sunlight gives you vitamin D and the physical exercises you will be doing will be good for your body. The view of the rising sun every morning is a sight to behold and added health benefits are very much welcome.
- Camping is an affordable experience
Contrary to what most people think, camping is actually a very affordable experience. You just need to be well prepared and do your research well before you decide where to go camping.
- You get some quiet time
When you are in a place where there is no noise except the peaceful and rhythmic chirping of birds and water flowing down the river, you get to experience some kind of amazing peace. Use this peace and quiet to reflect on your life and rejuvenate yourself.
And right now, camping is a safe way to travel while social distancing too, while other types of travel might be restricted. Get out there and enjoy—the outdoors await!