The Troubles With Camping Essay

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The Troubles With Camping


The Troubles with Camping

Each year, thousands of people throughout the United States choose to spend their summer
vacations camping. Depending on individual sense of adventure, there are various types of
camping to choose from, including log cabin camping, recreational vehicle camping and tent
camping. Of these, tent camping by far requires the most "roughing it," and with proper
planning can be very gratifying. However, even the with the best planning, tent camping
can be an extremely frustrating experience due to uncontrolled factors such as bad
weather, wildlife encounters and equipment failure.

Nothing can dampen the excited anticipation of a camping trip than a dark, rainy day. Even
the most adventurous campers can lose some of their enthusiasm on the drive to a campsite
if the skies are dreary. After reaching their destination, campers must then set up camp
in the downpour. This includes keeping the inside of the tent dry and free from mud,
getting the sleeping bags situated dryly, and protecting food from getting wet. If the
sleeping bags happen to get wet, the cold also becomes a major factor. A sleeping bag
usually provides warmth on a camping trip; a wet sleeping bag provides none. Combining
wind and rain can cause frigid temperatures, causing any outside activities to be delayed.
Even inside the tent problems may arise due to heavy winds. More than a few campers have
had their tents blown down because of the wind, which again begins the frustrating task of
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