Camping lets you see the world up close and personal.
I’ll never forget a three month trip we took with the family through the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Each evening we camped on a stream and after dinner and camp cleanup my son and I would go dip our line. Deer and elk would join us on the stream bank to get their evening water. I’ll never forget lying on my stomach on a stream bank as a beaver climbed up the stream bank and cut aspen sprouts to stock his winter larder.
There is no better way to introduce your kids to nature than experiencing it first hand. And, if you have to survive while recovering from a natural disaster you will have the skills you need to take care of yourself and your family.
I live on an island 3000 miles from the nearest land. I have a 3 month stockpile of food, water, medicines and pet supplies and I have the camping equipment I need to live in reasonable comfort till I can rebuild.