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Camping On the Cheap

Regardless of how fun things are, truth be told, sometimes we can only realistically do what we can afford to do. When you think of camping you probably think of A LOT of stuff and gear you have to buy, but that is certainly not the case. Camping items certainly have their place thought. They can simplify and ease your camping experience, but they are not required for a great camping experience.

Camping is pretty open you can pretty much go as cheap as you want. If there is no chance of rain and it is a nice night, spend the night our under the stars with a couple of blankets. If you think your spouse would enjoy this, then you have a pretty cheap date where the two of you can spend some meaningful time together. This could also be a great bonding time with your kids if that is an option. If you have a tent you can set that up in the back yard. Your kids may fall in love with it. If you live in town (depending on town ordinances) make a little fire in a metal coffee can or something like it with some sticks and twigs. You can use it to roast marshmallows, and it is small enough if you save the lid, you can just seal it up and throw away the ash once it cools. (As always use caution when handling fire and avoid other flammable materials)

Another fun thing is to just go for a hike. Stressed out about work? Need to relax? There is not much more relaxing than taking a walk through the woods, soaking in nature, letting tomorrow worry about itself as you listen to the water run across the rocks in a small creek. This may not be for everyone and you probably shouldn't force your teenage kid to tag along if nature is not their thing, but I would encourage you to try it sometime. Find a nice quiet thinking place in nature to let your mind rest. It can make a world of difference.

Camping isn't just for those who have "all the right stuff". Camping is for everyone. For some people it takes a few more items for them to truly enjoy camping while others can enjoy it with almost nothing, but that's perfectly okay. We are not all the same and camping doesn't have to be the same for everyone. So take some time and GO CAMPING.

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