‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’
You must have heard of this line since childhood. This proverb explains the significance of playing and outdoor activity in general. Whether you are a student or in a job, no doubt that you require some form of physical activity. Camping not only helps you unwind in nature, it also helps you build camaraderie and engage in some form of physical activity. Let us have a look at some of the top reasons to go camping:
Escape from the hectic life of the city
When you go camping, you are away from the city for at least a minimum of 3-4 days. When you are at home, you are tied up in your hectic daily routine. Camping gives you the opportunity to relax and do what you want. Now whether you want to play games or sit and read a book, it is completely up-to you. It is also a very good opportunity to be take a break from all the electronic gadgets we are surrounded with.
Enjoy cooking outdoors
When you go camping, you have to cook food over fire. You may take a portable stove, but cooking food over raw fire is a different experience. There will be little to clean-up post the cooking. Also since you are on an outing, you can afford to eat a bit of junk food too.
Learn more about nature
Entrapped in the hustle bustle of the city, we never get an opportunity to explore nature and enjoy its beauty. Nature offers a host of different landscapes from tough mountainous trails for trekking to rough and calm rivers for canoeing and kayaking. You can witness different species of birds and butterflies while camping in the woods. Camping is a great way witness nature in its purest form.
Unwind with your friends and family
Going for camping with your friends or family helps you unwind while at the same time enjoy their company undisturbed. It gives an opportunity for people to spend quality time with your friends and family. You can play team games or adventure sports; activities you might never have done together in the city.
Learn life skills
Camping can help you develop essential life skills which you might never have got the opportunity to learn. You learn skills like building a fire, accumulating food (if there’s a shortage), maintaining hygiene with limited water, how to protect yourself from wild insects and mosquitoes and so on.These skills may come handy at a later stage of life.
An affordable outing
Compared to an outing to another city or hill station, camping is much more affordable. Apart from a few expenses like tents, torches, sleeping bags, you do not have the added expenses of living in hotel rooms and riding a cab. With no shopping markets in the vicinity, you wallet is sure gonna be inside the pocket! Once you become a frequent camper, I assure you that you will not look for any reasons to go camping. If an opportunity arises, you would jump at it and just go!