It is amazing to find out how many people have never been camping. The majority of people in the world today live in large cities and never venture outside of city life. They never have experienced the many benefits of an adventurous trip to a campsite or to a wilderness setting. Unfortunately, these non-outdoor type people are missing out on some of the most wonderful experiences. There are many reasons to become a camper and this article will explain a few of them.
The first reason is simply to be outside. You will find yourself in a new and exciting environment. Being outdoors in a wilderness setting will help you to respect and appreciate both nature and the world around you. The good news for most city dwellers is that you can find an awesome campsite not too far away from the city. If you cannot escape the grip of the city for more than a week then you could begin by taking a short weekend camp trip.
Everyone today that lives in the city is a prisoner of the grid. All of society relies on a variety of electronics including cell phones, coffee makers, blow dryers, laptops, tablets and the list goes on and on. When you escape the grid by taking a few days to stay at a campsite you will also be escaping a stressful daily grind. Most people who live in large cities are under tremendous stress but often they do not even realize it.
A trip into the wilderness at a campsite will allow you to reevaluate your life and disconnect for a short period of time from stressful work demands. When you experience this type of getaway it is important to turn off your cell phone and leave your tablets and other addictive, electronic devices at home. Allow yourself to slowly decompress and to be free of your harried life on the grid.
Another huge benefit when escaping city life is exercise. True, thousands of people who live in the city exercise on a daily basis at a local gym. While this too is beneficial for good health and peace of mind there is nothing quite like exercising in the outdoors alongside mother nature. A camp trip will allow you to go for hikes up into the mountain, swims in pristine pools of water, or mountain bike rides through uncharted trails.
Besides, everyone who works hard during the week deserves a relaxing break. You will be impressed by the peace and quiet. City dwellers become use to the variety of annoying sounds such as police sirens, rush-hour traffic, and other loud annoyances. At a campsite you can listen to the trickling of a stream, the rustling of a slight breeze through the trees, the crackling of a campfire or the chirping of crickets during the night.
The good news about camping is that there is no age limit. You can extend an invitation to all of your friends, family members, and workmates to come along. There is nothing quite like a family bonding experience as each member relaxes and enjoys sitting around a campfire at night while roasting marshmallows.