What is Considered Camping?


That’s not camping!”  It’s the indignant cry of campers everywhere. We’ve all heard it and most campers have said it.

I thought about this quote as I watched Duck Dynasty last week.

Jase Robertson’s words had me laughing. Hey, we are glampers or as my wife says – “playing in our playhouse”! It certainly makes sense to us. Of course, this good natured rivalry has been going on for years among campers.

That’s Not Camping, Y’all

Backpackers look down on the tent campers.

Tent campers feel superior to the RV Campers.

RV campers know they are better than the cabin campers.

All the other campers look down on the glampers (sorry, I couldn’t resist another joke).

Campers support their camping style like NASCAR fans support their drivers and football fans route for their favorite team. It becomes more than a hobby. It becomes a lifestyle, complete with the latest camping gear, bumper stickers, t-shirts and camping Christmas ornaments.

Common Bond Among Campers

The common bond? Even though campers are relentless in their support of their individual camping style, they do have a common bond. They share a love of the outdoors, no matter where they lay their heads at night.

Nature is why we camp. We come together in spite of our differences to preserve our natural areas and to encourage the next generation of campers. And secretly, most of us enjoy a variety of camping styles from time to time. Our other common bond… we like to laugh– so don’t expect the jokes to stop anytime soon.

I’ll see ya around the campfire, unless it keeps raining like it has this weekend.  I am still looking for Noah!

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