One of the most hotly debated issues surrounding camping is the idea that camping somehow requires or denies certain, let’s just say, necessities. There are several camps in this debate that revolve around the rig and/or equipment that one brings along on their camping outing.
Sure there are folks out there who only want to camp like the cowboys did 150 years ago. In this respect, anything more modern than sleeping on the ground with a horse blanket and a saddle for a pillow is an effort to bring along some “comforts” of home. A list of these camping “necessities” probably varies widely from person to person.
There are the tent and sleeping bag people who enjoy the benefits of being about to carry their rig on their back and camp in locations that no vehicles can reach. There are the teardrop and pop-up camper folks who might appreciate the smaller size and greater mobility these rigs offer when compared with larger RVs. Of course, there are the travel trailer, 5th wheel, truck bed, and motor home campers who appreciate the added comforts of home these rigs can offer.
No matter what rig a camper uses and how many comforts they bring along there is still one aspect that we all have in common: a strong desire to leave the comfort of our homes, travel to beautiful locations and be, even if just a little, closer to nature.
Spring is now upon us. Pack your rig, whatever that may be, and let’s go camping.