It's so gross! No, actually it's not gross. It's awesome!
1. You can look like crap
Oh, Beyonce. I still love you.
2. You become one with nature
Please note: I do not endorse sharing a campsite with a bear.
3. It's cheap
You can stay at a campsite for about $50 a night. All you have to do is bring your tent, hotdogs and the beer. Go with a group of friends, split the cost and you've just had a getaway for next to nothing.
|Look ma, fire!|
I'm not a pyromaniac. I swear.
6. Technology? What technology?
If you're really camping, you're far away from civilization, and you probably don't have cellphone reception. If you have reception, you probably have no means of charging your phone, laptop, iPad and God knows what else you brought; that is unless you're camping at a resort that has an electrical outlet at each site. FYI, that's not "real" camping.
Moving on. It's nice to leave the technology behind for a bit. Seriously, just try it.
(Although I'll be the first to admit that I'm the one fighting for the car charger on the way home.)
7. You meet new people
Talk to your neighbours! Chances are, they're pretty cool and you'll have a great time
8. Tents are cool
|My giant Swiss Army tent makes me proud|
You're just dying to go camping now, aren't you? You're welcome.