Lessons from the Tent: What I Learned During Our Camping Trips

So my birthday is coming up soon, and as always around birthday time, I started thinking about life and stuff. This year, my mind drifted towards camping probably because camping is on my mind most of the time, but also because for me, our trips have long outgrown the definition of a hobby and become a necessity, as essential to my existence as breathing. Camping is no longer something we do but rather a way of life. After ten years of hiking, biking and canoeing through the wilderness of Canada and the United States, we’ve accumulated endless amounts of photos, memories, skills, experiences, wonderful and terrifying moments that define us and shape our life both in and out of the woods.

family in a tent

Here are some of the things we learned in the great outdoors.

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