Imagine the scene below…
I’m not sure about the rest of the people out here, but I love camping. It’s one of my favorite activities, but in the fall, it’s the perfect time.
Having a roaring fire as you sit in cozy flannel bottoms, not too hot that you’re sweating and probably swearing about the heat, but perfect as the sun sets to want that little bit of warmth to wash over your skin.
In the morning, you wake up to dew on the top of your tent and a crisp freshness in the air. It’s a bit nippy still, so you need a light jacket on when you climb out of the tent. It’s the smell of gas as you cook breakfast on that flimsy Coleman stove.
For some reason, it always tastes better when you cooked it out in the woods.
Tell me now, did it speak to you? Did it light a fire in you to experience this firsthand?
If it did, my story telling has compelled you into one of the best experiences in the world. If not, perhaps I need to go back out and attempt to recapture that feeling which lives in my soul.
If you are inspired, take care to make sure you’re prepared when you go (if it’s your first time), and make sure you make it a positive experience rather than one that leaves a wet taste in your mouth.
Here are a few Buzzfeed articles on, camping comfort, safety, and just cozy add-ons (although some I think are a bit nuts), that will help you feel most aptly armed for a good time!