The camping experience is so unique it just can’t be duplicated. There are just too many variables we can’t control. It does not matter what type of camping you do the variables are all the same. I will try to explain each of the five reasons why each camping trip is different.
When camping in the back country you are at the mercy of Nature because you are a guest in her back yard. Most of the time Nature will leave you alone to experience all of her wonders and majesty. Each time you visit her back yard she amazes you with more of her beauty.
But other times Nature will challenge you to see what you are made of. She can change the weather in an instant from warm calm sunshine to cold high winds, rain, hale and even snow. She will send visitors to your campsite in the middle of the night in the form of insects, raccoons, coyotes, deer, bears and other forms of back country wildlife. Each trip she treats you a little different.
Even if you camp with the same people every trip someone does something to make it memorable. Whether its catching a big fish, forgetting their tent, finding something interesting or telling a new campfire story about what you did on the last trip. The comradely of your camping group whether its friends, family or both is always special and unique to each trip.
I try to camp at a different spot each camping trip but even if you camp in the same spot the experience is always different based on the other variables listed here. Because I enjoy ATV camping, I like to ride and camp in new areas if possible. Each new location offers new experiences and areas to explore.
I am trying to get better at photography so I like new scenery and landscapes. But even if I am at the same campsite I am still able to capture the familiar landscapes differently. It’s like taking pictures of your kids, each pose is different.
I enjoy trying new stuff when camping which makes the experience unique. But even when camping with the same equipment sometimes things just don’t work right. Such as a tent zipper that won’t work, an ATV has a flat tire, your stove runs out of fuel or the leg on your camping chair folds under while you are sitting on it. Things happen!
It seems there are different activities for every trip. Activities like a new hike, ATV trail riding, fishing, hunting, swimming, horseshoes or my favorite all-terrain bocce ball. The camping activities are endless and always a different experience than before. It’s the results of the camping activities that usually generate memories and stories for the next trip.
So there you have it the five reasons why each camping trip is different and it is these differences that becomes the topics of discussion as we all sit around the campfire. Take a moment and look back at your past trips and the reasons why they were different. I will bet they are unique also. Leave a comment I would like to hear about them.