Tent or RV

My one man tent.

“Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Two popular methods of camping are Glamping Camping and Tent camping. Glamping camping, also known as glamorous camping, involves camping with the luxuries of a home or hotel ie RV. Tent camping is a primitive form enjoyed by those who want to get closer to nature.

RVs are loaded with the amenities of home. AC, satellite tv, electricity, running water, bathroom and shower. One can get almost anything they want in a RV to meet their desires.

Tents on the other hand just provide one a place to sleep and shelter from inclement weather. There are many types of tents to choose from and come in several sizes. Some are for warm weather camping and there are four season tents that can be used all year. Mats and air mattresses can make sleeping on the ground more comfortable. They can be pitched almost anywhere.

The camper has to choose whatever method fits their desires. Personally I like to keep it as simple and primitive as possible. At the ripe old age of 66 I prefer tent camping. I feel closer to nature and when camping I don’t want any distractions from outside luxuries. I cook on a campfire using cast iron Dutch Oven and skillets like the pioneers carried on their wagons for cooking. I also make Cowboy coffee.

I have a one man tent that I use on float trips, back packing and short camp outs. I have a three man tent I like to use for week long campouts and a hammock with a net and rain fly. I haven’t got a chance to try it out so the verdict is still out as to whether it will work for camping.

Camping is one of those activities you either love or hate. If you love it there are a multitude of places you can camp. State Parks, National Parks, private campgrounds and gravel bars on the river. Both methods of camping have their pros and cons you just have to decide which one is right for you. Happy Camping!!

6 thoughts on “Tent or RV

  1. I tent camp unless it’s cold enough so no bugs (below freezing). I have a couple nephews who love the jungle hammock. I am still not sure what they will do when a bear is sniffing underneath them as they will in the BWCA area. In a tent you can get out and shoo the bear away (usually) unless you have bacon or honey in camp. The good news is you end up with quite a story.

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  2. When I was young, Dad used to take my brother and I (and friends) up north to the Canadian wilderness regularly on fishing trips. We stayed in lodge or cabin sites until we got older then started tenting beside streams, rivers and small lakes. Older still, we would fly-in to remote lakes, staying for weeks at a time in the lone small cabin provided.

    So? Tent, lodge sites, remote cabin or small camper? Didn’t matter, I loved them all! As long as I was out in nature (and fishing) I was happy. Although I will say that the further away from society and modern living the better I found the experience. I’ll take the lonesome cry of a loon on an evening-mirrored sunset lake over the buzz of a dirty city every single time!

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