10 Things Camping Can Remind You About Home Living

10 Things Camping Can Remind You About Home Living

Sarah Coffey
Jul 2, 2009

Last week on our vacation we spent some time camping with friends—a wonderful experience that we hope to repeat soon. There are things we love about camping (s'mores, campfires, being able to see stars at night, the smell of the woods) and things that are less enjoyable (less-than-comfy sleeping mats, fear of bears), but one of the best things is the perspective it gives you on your everyday life at home. We were reminded of a few key points...

• You don't need that much stuff to get by.
• Refrigeration, electricity, and running water are totally amazing.
• Mother nature is the best colorist.
• Life without television and web access can be great.
• Really good design is functional, beautiful, and often portable.
• Small spaces are more enjoyable when you have a great view.
• Good cooking equipment is essential.
• A clean, organized bathroom should be appreciated.
• Quality bedding and a comfortable mattress are worth investing in.
• Nothing beats a permanent place to come home to.

Photo: Flickr member Steve Cadman licensed via Creative Commons

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