9 things I’ve learned from camping

Since we’ve started camping regularly I’ve come to a few conclusions

1. I REALLY appreciate running water, especially hot water!

2. The biggest thing I miss when I’m away from home is a hot shower. I can’t wait to wash my hair.

3. There’s something to the struggle. I don’t know what it is, a sense of purpose? Getting back to basics? It’s fufilling.

4. I never get dirty in my everyday life. Like, I didn’t even know what dirty was until I had to warm water for a sponge bath to remove the grit and grime.

5. I very much dislike sandy feet! The sugar-sand out at our east Texas property is so fine it doesn’t brush off and requires a special foot bath before bed.

6. I love our little cabin. It’s used, it’s unfinished, it’s impossible to keep clean. But it’s shelter. We don’t have to sleep on the ground in a tent. We are protected from the elements. It’s a place to store our camping “stuff” and shaves about 4 hours off our set-up and tear-down time. It makes our trip so much more enjoyable.

7. My wash-station, inspired by Pinterest is absolutely genius! Soapy water in one spouted jug (an empty laundry detergent dispenser is perfect) and 5 gallons of fresh water in a spouted container with a galvanized tub on the ground below both spouts. I’m telling ya, it’s the best thing since sliced bread!

8. The first thing I do when I walk in the door at home is wash my hands with soap and hot water. It’s like manna from heaven.

9. I miss the conveniences of modern-day life. And I’m oh so happy to come home but I crave the simplicity as nature calls me back to the camp.