I am a geek. I love my technology, if it has batteries and a screen there’s a good chance I love it. Of course when you go camping you have to leave that all behind (or at least keep it turned off most of the time). And that’s a very good thing because we all need a break from that once in a while.
You might guess I am not a natural when it comes to camping, and you’d be right. It’s something I have to force myself to do, but every time I do I am glad I did.
I much prefer backpacking to “regular” campground camping. It’s harder for sure, having to carry everything in on your back for several kilometres. You have to make sacrifices; less padding, smaller tent. You can’t practically carry any beer with you, so a few drinks around the campfire isn’t going to happen, you drink the lukewarm water you pack in or you go thirsty. Campfires usually aren’t allowed anyway. The bugs are generally a lot worse.