The Draw of the Camping Spirit
If you think camping is only suited for men. . more and more women are taking to the open road. Sometimes women have to be "lured" into camping with their husbands or family, but alot of women are convinced of what draws them to the "spirit of camping."
What is the The Draw Of Camping?
First, you have people who might have heard of camping before, or seen it in a movie, and are therefore open to the idea. Second, you have people who haven’t heard of camping, or seen it, but can be swayed with some explanation and information. Then you have group three, who simply will not take the time to understand camping. This group of people will continually offer other excuses to keep from spending the night outdoors.
Unfortunately, convincing the third group can be a challenge
The message you want to get across here is not necessarily that you’re trying to save money. Rather that you want to experience the natural environment in a purer way. Lots of compliments about a country’s natural beauty tend to go down well in all local groups. Explaining that you’re eager to see the stars, the sunrise or similar might also be a good idea. Talking too much about how you want to save money isn’t likely to get you very far. Particularly so in countries that survive on a tourist dollar, so don’t focus on this.
Perhaps it's because camping is to living as cooking is to barbecuing. It's basically an outdoor version of housekeeping. There is something so satisfying about escaping from our reliance on infrastructure that it turns the most tedious chore into an adventure. Suddenly making toast is interesting, just because it's so hard.
It's all too easy to forget what a night in a tent can be like – but when you're out in the elements even good weather can be bad weather. Hot and sunny, cold and rainy, whatever: it all comes under the general heading of exposure, and campers struggle with it all the time. . Camping is exciting because even at it's most tame it's still a tiny bit dangerous and challenging, although when you've finally put up your tent and fetched your water and built your fire, mere survival can get – a little boring.
Fortunately, the next day at the campsite brings new adventure.