Screw it, we are learning to camp

15 thoughts on “Screw it, we are learning to camp”

  1. Great plans! I am going to begin doing the same, but a bit more in comfort with a fifth wheel…

    I just got my access pass for all the national Parks in the USA. So, I get in free, for life, and have a lot of discounts on the park supplied tours and camping.

    The USA has so much to see, most people have not even seen the interesting places within 20 miles of their own home.

    1. My parents used to live in a motorhome for a living – for 12 happy years, just traveling around the country…they actually began their traveling lifestyle in a 5th wheel, pulling it with a Ford F-650 pickup. They got tired of that F-650 being their only vehicle. 🙂

      But you’re so very right – there is a lot to this country that most people never get to experience. I have seen quite a bit, but not nearly enough yet. After retirement, this will be our main goal. 🙂

  2. You already know that we are enthusiastic campers, so we’re glad you’re joining the tribe! We’ll offer a whole bunch of tips next week, but in the meantime — think about the weight of everything. It is the absolute most important thing. A heavy pack will ruin even the most breathtaking scenery! We shave every possible ounce if we’re carrying our stuff, but camp considerably more comfortably when we car camp.

    1. I have heard that weight is the absolute biggest concern about doing this kind of tent-camping after a hike. I am working on downsizing my camera equipment, in fact, to make our rig that much lighter.

      Looking forward to your article. 🙂

  3. That is great you are going to learn to camp! We love camping! My advice is to get a good sleeping pad! I never used them when I was young, but once I got in my 30s, I realized that I like sleeping without the ground sucking out all my body heat and having that one little pebble I didn’t find sticking on my side all night!

    1. My wife has said that she will probably need a sleeping pad, so yeah, we will probably have one – both for comfort and, like you said, as a means to keep the heat in. Lots to learn! 🙂

  4. Excellent idea! I especially look forward to all these award winning pictures you will be making and showcasing on your blog. Photography is an hobby of mine as well. The best photos are indeed seldom next to the main road, accessible with your car.

    Good luck with the test and camping

    1. Thanks Amber. Agreed, the best photo opportunities are very often off of the beaten path, but that is half the fun of this whole experience – not only finding great photo ops, but actually getting to them. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Your photography is incredible! I have a great deal of appreciation for such attention to detail after an accidental foray into food photography. I especially love the light in your Maui photograph.

    I hope you get some great photographs of your backyard (and beyond).

  6. I am a frequent flyer and I do go travelling a lot. Yet recently, I usually take my daughter with me. We both love nature and being a part of nature. In deed, in this early Jan 2017, we plan to take a trip to enjoy the atmostphere when the spring comes.
    Thank you for sharing these info and please keep it up

  7. This is interesting. I love the idea of camping and being a part of nature. Whenever I have a chance, I always go with my families. Indeed, I am struggle about what essential gears should I bring on a 3-days camping. Do you have any suggestion on this?
    Thank you for your info and please keep it up.

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