There are some people who just can’t seem to get enough of the outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, camping, playing sports or simply sitting outside under the nice shade of a tree, there is something about nature that soothes their soul and brings them immense joy. If you spent your entire summer on the road, looking for new places to set up tent and new areas to explore, you may already have a pretty good indication that you’re slightly addicted to camping. However, below you can find some of the most telling signs that you’d rather be outside than anywhere else, something only a true camper could understand.
YOU PREFER TO MAKE ALL OF YOUR MEALS OVER A FIRE.
Your meals simply do not taste right if they don’t have that smokey taste that comes from cooking over a real fire. You may be able to supplement your grill for a campfire while you are at home but still, you just don’t enjoy your food as much.
YOU HAVE A CLOSET OR DRESSER THAT STORES ONLY CAMPING CLOTHES.
When you think about your wardrobe, do you imagine the clothes you wear to work or do you simply think of the clothing you wear when you are out and about in the wilderness? If you are a true camping addict, you likely have a dresser or closet that is filled solely with clothing for camping trips.
YOU SLEPT IN A TENT ON YOUR LAST VACATION.
If you would rather sleep in a tent than in a bed in a fantastical resort, than you may be addicted to camping. Think back to the last vacation you went on that you truly enjoyed yourself on, were you being pampered or were your exploring? If you’re a true camping lover, it was likely the latter.
YOU NO LONGER HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR CAR IN YOUR GARAGE.
If your entire garage is filled with tents, tarps, backpacks and more then you may be addicted to camping. Once you find that you no longer can fit your inside the garage without having to leave the door open, you have claimed your badge as a true camping addict.
YOU HAVE A HAMMOCK SET UP AT YOUR HOUSE.
You like to have a little piece of your camping life with you even when you are in the comfort of your own home. Your hammock relaxes you and it’s a nice way to be able to forget the troubles of your hectic daily life even when you can’t be out in nature.
YOU OWN MULTIPLE SLEEPING BAGS.
If you have a sleeping bag for nearly every kind of weather, you are clearly are planning on camping year round. We’d say you’re addicted.
YOUR REWARDS ON CAMPING GEAR ARE ALSO HEFTY.
When you go to your neighborhood camping supply store, you likely have a ton of reward points that are racking up every time you purchase something new. Only 32,000 more points before you can purchase that fancy new tent that you have been keeping your eye on since your last purchase.
YOU DAYDREAM ABOUT CAMPING WHILE AT WORK.
If you find yourself constantly thinking about your next trip or your last trip every time you sit down at your desk to start working, it’s likely you may be a bit captivated with camping.
YOUR ENTIRE CHRISTMAS LIST IS CAMPING GEAR.
If you are using the holidays to stock up on all of the camping gear you have been eyeing for months, your first love is clearly camping.
YOU’RE ALREADY PLANNING CAMPING TRIPS FOR THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.
If you already know where you are camping every weekend until this time next year, camping is your life. Make sure to add Jellystone of Estes Park to your list of campgrounds you will be staying at in 2017!