Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It can become a rewarding experience that resets your spirit and frees your mind of stress. But more often than not, camping plans usually don’t see the light of day. One of the reasons this happens is that people usually don’t like to spend a few days in the wilderness with no access to a clean shower, a bed, or Wi-Fi. Is it even possible to camp outside without giving up the comfort your home provides?
A Tent is a Must Have
You can have fun camping with your family while still enjoying the comforts of the indoors. Some tents are so big you can stand inside them. You can fit chairs, a TV, a mini-refrigerator, and even a bed. So, you can tuck in your bed while enjoying the peace and calm of nature.
Bringing the Indoors to the Outdoors
If you feel that a tent is too exposed for your liking, then a mini house car attachment might be more up your alley. This mini house is a retractable box-shaped living quarter that you can attach at the back of your car. You can go for a cruise up a trail in the wilderness and set up the mini house when you want to stop and rest. It can fit up to three adults and is spacious enough for you to lie down and sleep in. It has a built-in bed, ventilation, and USB ports. The best part is how easy it is to set up. Just pull it out whenever you want and then push it back into itself once you’re done.
House on Wheels
If you want something even bigger and more comfortable, try a mobile home. Mobile homes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small trailers big enough to accommodate up to 4 people. Some are impressive fortresses with everything you need to make your trip outdoors as comfortable as possible. Big or small, all mobile homes provide the necessities that your own home can give. These houses on wheels offer a small kitchen where you can cook and clean dishes. It comes complete with a sink, cupboards, and some even have a stove. A bathroom with a shower and a toilet is also a standard feature. The more luxurious mobile homes have a roof deck, built-in parking, even a hot tub!
Alone or with a Group
Camping alone can be a meaningful experience. You can take it as an opportunity to do some soul-searching and find yourself. You can also camp with friends or family. Doing so can serve as a great bonding experience and further deepen your relationship with each other.
Don’t Forget the Basics
Camping out in a mobile home or attached mini house is all well and good, but it can make people forget about the basics of camping outdoors. One of the most memorable experiences you can have while camping is to sit around a campfire with your friends or family and enjoy a meal cooked on that same campfire. Make sure to bring a couple of boxes of matches or a ferro rod to make it easier to start a campfire.
A grill can also be a lifesaver if you don’t have a mobile home with a stove or burner. It can also provide a more authentic camping experience. Set the grill up on the campfire you’ve started and viola! Catch a couple of fish if you’re near a lake and put it on the grill for dinner. Just make sure to clean and gut the fish first. Or you can bring some raw meat cuts. A piece of pork chop or rib-eye cooked on an open fire would make for a heavenly meal.
Other basic gear such as mosquito repellent, flashlights, extra clothing, and toilet paper should be on your list. As for water, you can bring along a few bottles of water. Alternatively, you can treat the water that you get from rivers or streams to make it safe to drink. Having your phone with you or radio is also a must. Should an emergency ever occur, it’s good to have a means of quickly contacting someone.
Getting the Most Out of the Experience
Ultimately, camping serves as a way for us to reconnect with nature and free our bodies from stress and fatigue. Whether you want to get the full outdoor experience or want a mix of comfort and luxury is fine. What’s important is that you get what you want out of your camping experience.