Camping: Tent or RV
I am a little older and a little less nimble than I was in my younger days so I have also gotten quite a bit more picky when it comes to my creature comforts. Trust me when I say that I have definitely done my fair share of tenting but now I much prefer to head out into the wilderness in a van or RV rather than in that flimsy little bit of material that they refer to as a tent. When it comes to a choice of RV camping or spending a few nights in an outback area in a tent well there is just no question as to which one I prefer. I love camping but I do not enjoy tenting.
I also have memories of tent camping trips that were not so pleasant for other reasons which is exactly the very reason why I would now have to be dragged kicking and screaming into a camping trip that involves sleeping in a tent. I will go RV-ing instead thank you very much.
When discussing the safety issues involved in a wilderness trip you have to consider the local wildlife in the area. Ask any local bear whether he wants to waste his time breaking into an RV or if he would rather chow down on the contents of a tent instead. I can guarantee that the bear is going to choose the tent ninety-nine times out of a hundred. No question on that one.
For me and my personal safety needs I will camp in an Vehicle rather than a tent. When it comes down to worrying about an attack from a wild animal, some desperate and unscrupulous human, or an insanely jealous x-husband or wife, well sleeping in an RV or Van win hands down every time.
Nothing too tragic happening in an RV camping trip that is interrupted by a little bad weather except perhaps that one would be slightly inconvenienced but not so for the poor folks camping out in that thin canvas shelter known as a tent. For them things would definitely be a little more uncomfortable if a sudden storm blew in. I am thinking of times when the clouds roll in, the rain begins to pour, and the lightening strikes out at anything near a tree.
Generally when a person goes camping they set up their camp site safely nestled in a nicely forested area. Surprise! A wooded area is loaded with trees and lightening loves to strike out at the tallest structures it can find. In the forest that would be a tree and the lightening then travels down the tree and into the ground beneath it.
Rain is falling, the wind is blowing, and your romantic evening is glaringly not too relaxing an evening at all. You try weathering the storm out until you realize that your tent is being blown to pieces around you.
Getting back to nature can be fun and if you are a die hard outdoor enthusiast who can't wait to pack up the old tent and head into the backwoods then my blessings to you on your trip. I hope you enjoy the adventure of getting back to nature. As for me I'll be sitting all snuggly, warm, and safe in my old van during my camping trips.
During the next camping wind storm I'll probably be sipping a fresh brewed cup of coffee and intently watching out the window as you dash about grabbing your undergarments as they fly through the air. Just nothing nicer than spending a few days getting back to the basics of nature in a comfortable safe and secure vehicle. I love camping but I sure do not enjoy tenting. Which reminds me, don't ever forget to keep your food locked in airtight containers to prevent enticing in hungry critters. It is up to us to insure that all species are given the respect and territory they need to survive.