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Old 05-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Why do we feel the need to camp?

Question I cannot answer myself:
where does this "yearning" to camp comes from?
ever since a little girl, I've wanted most of all to go camping.
This is what brought me to the Army lifestyle!
Now I'm retired, and been watching RV's drive by and realized the yearning never went away.
We live in the country, where the fireflies, birds and wildlife are abundant. In a nice big comfortable home but yet, I want to travel in a truck, crowded with dogs and belongings up and down hills with a 5800 lbs trailer attached.
Some think I've lost my mind.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Question I cannot answer myself:
where does this "yearning" to camp comes from?
ever since a little girl, I've wanted most of all to go camping.
This is what brought me to the Army lifestyle!
Now I'm retired, and been watching RV's drive by and realized the yearning never went away.
We live in the country, where the fireflies, birds and wildlife are abundant. In a nice big comfortable home but yet, I want to travel in a truck, crowded with dogs and belongings up and down hills with a 5800 lbs trailer attached.
Some think I've lost my mind.
You and literally millions of others are asking the same thing. We all must be a little wacky to leave a perfectly nice, comfortable home to go somewhere and sit outside and have a different set of pests to contend with.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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We leave our house in the woods with privacy and pool ........to take our TT to the woods with privacy and most times a spring to swim.....haha !

Just different...... stress free and good to be away!

Would do it tomorrow if I could!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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to get away from neighbors !
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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FOR A CHANGE OF LIFE FROM THE BUSY WORKING LIFE. i AM DOING CAMPING SINCE THE EARLIES "70 AND I CANNOT GET OUT OF IT. tHIS IS MY 13th trailers not counting all the tents I went through and I think when you are a camper you are a camper for life. Now I am enjoying camping along the St Laurence river from Cornwall to higher than Kingston.
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I leave a log home in the woods near a major MN lake to go to different woods and lakes! Just an urge you can't ignore.
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My wife and our family live in a rural community in NS.In this community we live in a nice big newer two story home with lots of room.As boubou said we also love to camp.The way we see it we figure we go camping to see people,as our closest neighbor is a km away and we are the last house on our road looking over the bay.I guess you probably want to camp to get away from the lifestyle you are accustomed to for just a while.
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I've been camping most of my life. Mom and Dad owned tents, tt, MH's. I've owned tents, pop ups and now tt.
It's not so much a "need" for me, but rather a "choice". Just a something I enjoy doing.
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My wife and I camp to get away from work! We both work from home so we basically live at work. It's our getaway..
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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it may have to do with a change of routine. No matter what, there's always some type of work to do around the house, if not, same routine. Away in a campground, different routine, different people and lots of fun
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