It’s amazing how often we seem to feel the need to set the rules for others.
Who makes the rules anyway?
Is there someplace I can appeal them?
I’m blown away by how many different opinions there are concerning what is and isn’t camping. One group will tell you that it isn’t camping if ya don’t do it in a tent. Another will tell ya the ONLY real way is under the stars. Seriously, when it comes down to it, does it matter if we are “doing it right” or not? Shouldn’t it just be about living life in the moment and having fun?
There are folks who just about have a heart attack if they find out you took your cell phone or laptop camping with you. Really? What possible difference does it make to you? Heck, I bring BOTH with me. It doesn’t mean I can’t live without them. It simply means that I like having them with me.
After a full day of exploring, maybe I would like to write about my experiences. Since I have had issues with writer’s block for months now, I am certainly not going to pass up the urge to write just because I happen to be camping. And yes, I tend to grab a few cell phone shots during the day and share them with my friends on Instagram.
Does that bother you? REALLY? I have a solution for ya. Don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook then and you will never know. (grin)
Maybe it is because I have gotten old and lazy but I kind of like to do things my own way without worrying if I am doing stuff the way I should be or not. Yes, I am camping and yes, I am still gonna take a hot shower in the morning.Ya know why? I smell funny after I have walked more miles than I probably should have. I may even grab a taco in the morning at the local fuel stop instead of starting a campfire too.
Ya know what else?
I don’t sleep on the ground either. I have a PADDED cot (because I like the ability to actually move the next day) and I put it inside of a Coleman tent that takes me about 45 seconds to set up. (bigger grin)