Glamping. I feel uncomfortable just saying the word. I am a camping purest and I’m here to respond to Nicole’s blog. Glamping. Is. Not. Camping. Instead of a long winded explanation, here’s a bulleted list of 9 reasons it’s not camping. It’s simple, like camping should be.
- Glamping is a luxury experience, and the whole point of camping is to get back to the basics.
- You don’t need to be able to make a caramel macchiato espresso americano or whatever when you’re camping. Boil water over the campfire and add instant coffee. You’ll still get your caffeine fix.
- Camping is about surviving without modern conveniences. You can go a weekend without a shower. If you are really desperate you will probably jump in the lake or wet a piece of clothing and use that to wipe off any dirt.
- Camping is about disconnecting. You shouldn’t need an electrical outlet to go camping.
- When you camp you should be connecting with your surroundings and nature, not connecting to wifi and posting to the ‘gram.
- You shouldn’t have to spend hours setting up camp. Put up the tent real quick, unload the cooler and then get to relaxin’.
- Camping increases your appreciation for what you have at home. If you’re bringing half your house with you, what’s there to appreciate when get back?
- Campfires. Nothing beats the feeling of cooking something over a campfire. RV stoves and yurts with wood fired ovens will not give you that feeling.
- Food should be simple. You don’t need filet mignon wrapped in bacon for dinner or a souffle.