Have you ever gone camping? If you have, you understand why it’s so popular. You know how fun it is to go canoeing and hiking; you know what it feels like to sit around a bonfire and listen and tell stories; and you know how relaxing it is to wake up and go to sleep in your tent.
In the US alone, there were 45.6 million campers during the spring months in 2016. So even if you haven’t been camping, you probably know how popular it is. For some, camping isn’t actually all it’s cracked up to be. Yet, millions of people would disagree. You probably don’t need any inspiration to give camping a try, just Google some photos of the stunning campsites worldwide and you’ll be buying tent before you know it. However, if you need a little motivation, we have you covered.
Here are 10 inspiring quotes to make you want to go camping right now:
1.“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, tree, people. I thought: this is what it is to be happy.”
2. “There is no wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
3. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
4. “Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.”
5. “I am most alive among tall trees.”
6. “The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.”
7. “Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.”
8. “What I like about camping is you can get really dirty. Either you’re all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you’re with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares.”
9. “But the place which you have selected for your camp, though never so rough and grim, begins at once to have its attractions, and becomes a very centre of civilization to you: “Home is home, be it never so homely.”