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How to Live a Camping Lifestyle

Updated on May 3, 2013


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How to Live a Camping Lifestyle

How to live a camping lifestyle is it really what we want or is it just a fantasy we entertain? Some of us would never even consider it but for others of us it is a dream come true. How do we go about living this lifestyle? The first thing you must do is decide what you want to camp in, there are so many different types and styles of camping units to choose from. You can check them out in my hub 10 Plus Different Camping Units Pros and Cons. I recommend that you try before you buy. You can do this by renting one or borrowing from a friend. A close friend of mine rented one before they bought one, the company that they rented from gave them a discount when they decided to buy. They couldn’t be happier with the unit they bought.

There are many reasons that people consider the camping lifestyle fulltime. Many just want to get out of the hustle of city life and enjoy nature. It is cheaper than renting, buying and paying utility bills. Some people just long for the adventure of travel and a fulltime camping lifestyle helps them have that. One of the most important things to remember is that you need to learn to live on a budget, have some savings and/or take your job with you. Whatever you do, keep an open mind to all the possibilities out there.

Do you want to live out of your camper all the time? Maybe you just want to live out of it a few months out of the year. Below I will provide you with some tips to help you do just that.

*The first thing you need to do is ask yourself what you want.

*The second thing you need to do is check it out for yourself. Check out the different types of camping units. Read up on camping, you can find a lot of interesting stuff online with testimonials to the camping lifestyle.

*Try it for yourself, rent a camping unit or borrow one from a friend, but try it before you jump headfirst into it.

With that being said you should always remember that your Camping Lifestyle is whatever you want it to be. That means it can be weekend camping, seasonal camping, tailgating, fulltime RV or maybe just an extended vacation. It is up to you. Think it through and decide who, what, when, where, how and why. These are important questions to ask yourself before you go too far.

*Who? Who will be traveling with you, spouse, significant other, and pets?

*What? What are you using your camping unit for, fulltime, seasonal and so on.

*When? When will you be using it, summer, winter, fall or does it even matter.

*Where? Where will you be keeping your camping unit? Where do you want to go?

*How? How does the camping lifestyle fit in with your life, hobbies and interests?

*Why? Why are you thinking of the camping lifestyle?

It is important to remember that when you decide to go with the camping lifestyle full time things will change. Downsizing or learning to live small sounds like it would be easy but in reality not so much.

*In order to downsize you should select just what you need to live in your camping unit.

*You may want to sell or donate what you no longer need, eBay, Craig’s list or a yard sale.

*Sentimental things can be stored and given to family for safe keeping.

If you have decided that full time is what you want then good for you! Be sure to select the best camping unit for you, simplify your life by downsizing and frugal living. Learn how to reduce your camping cost by “boondocking” and work camping and remember to keep your camping unit is good condition. All of this preparation will save you time, money and frustration in the end.

Happy Camping!

Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt


Enjoy the outdoors, camp!
Enjoy the outdoors, camp!

How to Live a Camping Lifestyle

How to Live the Camping Lifestyle


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