Inside everyone there is a rugged outdoors-person. Whether you spend your work weeks at a computer designing the latest software or are a homemaker caring for your children, there is a part of you that longs to be out in the splendor of nature. It’s only natural. The human spirit sometimes longs for adventure, for a break from the routine. Our bodies want to breathe clean, free air. Sadly, there are often too few opportunities to do this, but for there are times when the body can no longer be denied and the call of the wild overpowers the honking of horns or chatter of coworkers. Keeping camping tents handy is the best way to make sure the animal inside us can be easily sated.
The air away from cities is somehow sweeter, more fragrant, and more lively than that of cities. Even mountain towns or farming communities don’t feel as open, as completely organic as packing up the camping tents and spending a few days in the wilderness. It allows a cleansing of the mental palette. It permits an escape from the self. Sometimes it is human nature that stands in the way of true mental health.
It is too easy to deny the animal. There isn’t a person alive that doesn’t need a little time among the trees, beside a brook, away from cell phone reception. It does something to the psyche that can’t be matched by the relaxation techniques of any spa in the world. No hour of deep tissue massage can compare with the full relaxation that comes from returning to the radiance of nature. It has a certain poetry that inspires the latent artist as much as the wildness in everyone. It is something easily grasped with the help of a few poles and some canvas sheets.
Camping tents are designed after the first homes that human beings actually made on the planet. The first tents were created when humankind was nomadic, travelling from place to place following herds of animals or foraging for food. Naturally they have been redesigned hundreds of times, each making improvements on the same basic design until today. Now, they are lighter and easier to transport than ever, using space age materials to create tents that can retain warmth in sub-zero temperatures and yet be carried on the back of one person.
Camping tents are an easy, affordable way to escape from the rigors of daily life. They provide freedom, a connection to the past, and to nature. It is incredible that mankind has come full circle, utilizing the latest technological advances to engage in an activity that is older than true civilization. It is a profound wonder to combine the inventions of humankind with the glory of the natural world. More than television or reading, it can give you a chance otherwise unseen in modern society to truly connect with the people around us or with the wildness of our hearts.