Camping In Comfort: Taking The Stress Out Of The Great Outdoors

Camping is one of those vacations that people have incredibly strong opinions on. People either think that camping is the best thing ever, that it reconnects you with the world around you and makes you feel alive and free from the trappings of everyday modern life. Or they think that it’s uncomfortable, inconvenient and pointless. After all, why spend your time in a cramped tent feeling cold and damp when you can be spread out on a large bed in a hotel suite? Of course, the challenge comes when you’re not such a fan of camping, but you’re outvoted, either by friends or family and end up getting dragged along against your will. When that happens, you have two choices. You can sulk the entire time and make yourself and everyone around you miserable, or you can do what you can to make the whole thing as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Here are just a few ways to make the most of your time camping when you’re not such a fan of the great outdoors.

Get comfortable

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The biggest complaint that a lot of people have when it comes to camping is that it’s uncomfortable. Having to spend their vacation lying on the hard ground feeling cold and miserable is far from their idea of a good time. It’s lucky then that there are plenty of ways to make camping a much more comfortable experience overall. Thermal sleeping bags allow you to stay nice and warm regardless of the weather outside, while something like the lightspeed air bed allows you to sleep soundly without worrying about waking up with a broken spine from sleeping on a tree root all night. Sure, camping is never going to be the same experience as a five-star hotel, but that doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable and unpleasant.

Bring a touch of home with you

There was a time when, if you were going on a camping trip, you had to leave everything about your home life behind. All you had to keep yourself company and entertained was the world around you, a book, and maybe a deck of cards if you remembered to pack it. However now, thanks to things like smartphones and wearable technology, you can bring the comfort and convenience of home with you. This way you can enjoy miserable, rainy days in a tent streaming your favorite shows, instead of sitting around feeling bored.

Embrace it

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Of course, if you really want to get the most out of an experience, the very best thing to do is to just embrace it. Throw yourself into it without worry or hesitation. Think of it like getting into a cold shower. It might be jarring at first, but you get used to it very quickly and often come to enjoy it far more than you thought you would. Get stuck into all of the things that really make camping fun: getting away from technology, enjoying the simplicity of the world around you, taking things slowly and being totally self-sufficient. You may never be the true survivalist type, but if you embrace the joy of camping in all its glory, you may well discover a passion that you never even knew you had.

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