Have you tried wilderness camping or just done traditional, public camping your whole life?
Both are different for everyone, and you’ll eventually find what one you like as long as you keep expanding your horizons.
In this article i will be explaining why my family and I love wilderness camping better than any other type of trip.
Lets start with an easy one, eh?
No booking means less stress; less worrying about if you’re going to get a decent spot for the duration of the trip.
Basically, less time worrying and more time living and enjoying yourself!
You also save on campsite costs and fees, since the wilderness is completely free of course.
OMG. The most amazing thing about the wilderness is going to bed in PEACE and waking up whenever you want.
There’s no noisy neighbours to keep you up all night or kids that talk at the top of their lungs at 5 a.m.
Furthermore; no party goers stay up all night banging their bottles together!
It is just so much more peaceful without neighbours.
No Rules or Regulations
A good way to get your trip ruined is by constantly breaking the rules, and a lot of the time it’s by accident.
I’ve been kicked out once (honestly, it wasn’t even that bad), and I hated leaving without a refund and my entire weekend ruined.
Rules and regulations are hard to follow especially when all you want to do is relax and do your own thing.
Often times you can’t even do that without breaking the rules, which is why wilderness camping will always be my favorite alternative.
No Packing Up for the Next Person
There’s no time limit!
There’s literally no reason to pack up and go at a specific time!
You simply stay there until the next night if you want to, not pack up as soon as you crawl out of your tent in the morning.
Camping is about relaxing, not stressing out over everything.
Having this rule adds unnecessary stress.
I enjoy taking photos and documenting my trips, and I like wildlife.
You see animals that zoos cannot offer and it’s always best to see them in their natural environment anyway.
Wildlife in public sites are very limited, and you’re not even allowed to get close to them for pictures.
Bigger and Better Adventures
There is SO much more to do and explore when you’re out in the big wide world.
At a public campsite you are limited to what they offer.
There might be a park to play in, a little forest to explore and even a lake or swimming pool – however, the wilderness offers much more than that.
Travel over long distances while snapping lots of photos, hang your hammock over a river just because you can and even relax for a whole week since there’s NO ONE to tell you to leave.
My family and I absolutely love wilderness camping.
If you’re accustomed to the traditional weekend trip at your public campsite already, I HIGHLY recommend getting out of your comfort zone and embarking on a wilderness excursion.
As you can see, there’s no campsite fees, no rules (other than following the law) and no annoying neighbours.
I mean, “what’s not to love” should be the real question, because there isn’t very much to be honest with you.
I’ve listed the pros and cons here if you really want to know!
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