So, I’m going camping.
No, I’ve never even slept outside before and yes, I have a quasi-complex about peeing in public (woods are public, ok?) but camping seems to be the thing to do in California and I am a Californian! I must adapt to my surroundings, even if that means putting aside my sense of comfort and reliance on such things as air conditioning, hair dryers, laptops and tea kettles.
And truthfully? I feel deep down in my soul that I was meant to live outside. Or at least try sleeping outside. Why else would I feel trapped in the wrong era, day after day?
But….bears live outside. And this sort of freaks me out. I don’t know if I can handle it.
So do any seasoned campers have advice for me before I zip myself into a sleeping bag and strap a canteen to my side? I really like the idea of camping but the whole peeing thing continues to press on my heart.
(I’m not going camping today…or even tomorrow…but sometimes things just bear me down and I feel the need to express my thoughts and concerns publicly. Someone help me)