The campers world is all about getting back to nature and enjoying the great outdoors, listening to the birds sing and the ocean waves hitting the shore. Camping as a recreational activity has been around since the early 20th century and every year, more and more people join the world of campers.
But are you ready for it?
Sure, you can go out and buy a cheap camping tent and a sleeping bag, take a six pack of your favorite beer along and hope you'll have a great time. Well it takes a little bit more than that.
Camping is something I always look forward to. So when people ask
me how to go camping, I always try to answer them the best I can.
But then I hear many of them are quite disappointed at their first camping trips. It usually has something to do with the first rain-shower experiences and the sand in their shoes. The lack of basic camper accessories is also quite a common factor.
And then again, you have people buying a camping vehicle only to find out that this is not what they had expected and its all to complicated for them to operate in the first place.
Don't just do things because your ego wants to be a part of something and show it off to others, but as for everything else you do in your life, relax and listen to your heart. It does make a big difference.
To fully enjoy the campers world, you have to love the great outdoors or at least have the will to try something new. Nature has it's own way's of showing her powers, so don't let any kind of weather surprise you or put you off.
Camping in its essence is a very basic thing. The magic has been somehow spoiled by some large camping villages offering all kinds of luxury amenities. And even these are simply not enough for some people.
It sometimes makes me wander, when does wanting more have an end from the human perspective.
Be prepared to get some work done, because there is a lot of things to take care of. Apart from finding the perfect spot, you will have to take care of your food, water and other basic needs.
Some basic equipment for camping will come in handy for your first steps in the campers world as well. Just to make life a little bit easier.
A friend of mine once said; you know, I would love to have a camper van conversion, but I don't know what to do with it? You can only imagine the astonishing look I made on my face...
Well he needed a start, as it turned out later on. He has a couple of kids, so some family camping ideas from others helped him a lot and got him going. And his family loves it!
Even camper van camping needs a little bit of preparation before you set out to your new adventure. A camping check list is always a smart thing to keep handy, unless you have a hard disc installed in your brain!
I sometimes find it hard to believe, but some people come up with all kind of excuses, when I start talking about camping with kids. Sometimes their too young, sometimes the outside world is to dirty, full of bugs and dangerous as it is....go figure. Kids love camping, period!
Camping can be used together with a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, biking, skiing and so on.
Open air events such as festivals, concerts and others come to mind as well.
Just use your imagination...
It can be done in a simple camping tent, or you might want to consider conversion van camping, small campers or even a larger motorhome. On the other hand and if you feel adventurous enough and have the weather on you side, hammock camping will do just fine.
Consider cold weather camping for your skiing trips for example. And there are always many free camping possibilities throughout our planet if you want to escape the crowds or don't want to stop in a camping site.
The campers world describes a wide variety of everything as you can see. From a simple one night fishing trip or a family holiday to traveling around the world for extended periods of time.
Some people even choose to live in their camping trailers, camper vans and larger motorhomes for various reasons. Some stay in one camping site, while others like to move and travel around.
Most likely, you will get a closely related combination of both. A lot of folks take the part time work camping jobs and spend the rest of their time traveling or dwelling at their favorite spots.
A friend of mine from north Germany, sold his house and most of his material belongings, bought a camping trailer and now lives permanently in a camping site with his wife. His only regret is that he hasn't done it sooner.
The feeling of discarding most of the material trash around him was absolutely liberating as he says...
It's amazing how many people feel some much better, throwing everything they owned away and actually start living their lives in the campers world.
Now Jeff here, took one step further and lives in his Westfalia Vanagon now. Enjoy these videos...
At the end, even camping is all about the freedom, enjoying the nature
and discovering who we really are and what are we really capable of. We've been stuck in this matrix system for far too long now. It's really time to wake up and live our life the way we want. The campers world is only one of the ways to do it.