Weekend Camping

This summer, with a failing economy and high unemployment rate, many people are 1) going to be working as much as they can, and two) not going to have a lot of extra money to spend on extravagant summer vacations. The solution: weekend camping.

It’s as easy as loading up all your camping gear in the car or minivan, leaving a little early from work, and hitting the road with enough daylight left to reach your destination and set up camp safely. It’s perfect, really. Retreating to a great location where there’s peace and quiet, and you won’t lose an arm and a leg in the process, is the perfect solution to vacations on a small budget.

In fact, my first three-day weekend of the summer is coming up, and I fully intend on doing just that. I have a bunch of new camping gear, including tent, sleeping bag, and pocket stove. I’m also excited to finally make good use of my new knife. It actually looks a lot like this one from Coast.

If you’re getting discouraged about not being able to get away this summer, consider a weekend camping trip. You don’t have to go far, in fact, you don’t even have to leave your backyard. Just do yourself a favor by giving yourself a chance to relax, unwind, and enjoy life in the midst of troubling times.

For some great camping tips, check out the camping section on our blog or some of the articles on the main site.

[photo: artofmanliness.com]

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