The very thought of a camping adventure will bring to mind a trekker with a backpack on his back and a good pair of shows, probably dressed in a pair of jeans and a jacket hiking off into the wilderness in search of a spot to pitch his or her tent and live with nature for the next few days. Tent camping is a way to be one with nature and take time off far from the madding crowd to rewind and rejuvenate your senses. There are many things you could do while camping, you could choose to fish in a stream or lake, go boating, play ball or just spend some quiet time bird watching.
There is actually no dearth of activities you could choose to do during your tent camping trip.
There are many places you could go to pitch your tent and enjoy a few nights under the open sky. Westchester County camping grounds are a welcoming spot for many campers as are the New York City camping Parks. You could also choose to camp along the rocky shores of Maine's Acadia national Park or along the Wild River in the Alaskan Peninsula. What I mean is that there is no limit to the places you can take your camping gear and pitch your tent for an enjoyable tent camping vacation.
One will notice I am using the term ‘tent camping’ in this article, this is because many camping enthusiasts feel that their favorite pastime has been hijacked and given a new meaning by the many people who do not with to put in the required effort and foot it to the camping spots. They would rather drive out there in their cars and campers complete with their equipment that makes for an apartment on wheels. Conventional campers feel that this is not a true form of camping.
However, we do live in a free state and people are free to choose their activities and name them too. So lets just stick to the form of camping better known as tent camping.
Tent camping involves basic equipment such as a tent that needs to be pitched on two rods and tied to four pegs driven into the ground at the four corners of the tent. The tent is typically slanting to the ground on either side with the two opposite ends forming a triangle with the ground. Then there is the sleeping bag and sleeping rug or ‘trap’ used to keep the moisture and water out of the tent. Finally there is the cooking equipment complete with a compact stove. All this is packed into a back pack and carried to the camping spot on foot.
Setting up a tent and spending some time in the lap of nature, cooking your food on a wood fire and moving on as and when you wish is a very exciting way of unwinding and rejuvenating your senses.
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