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November 22, 2014
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Camping in the backyard


Even if you weren’t raised in the country, camping is something that most kids find magical. It’s like having your own house. It means being in nature, and looking at the stars at night. It’s cooking your own food using limited resources. It’s sleeping in fresh air. It’s hearing the many sounds of nature—peepers, crickets, birds, the rustling of trees, an animal moving the leaves. It brings us back to our ancestors, and where we come from. It’s a departure from regular life.

Today, I can’t figure out why anyone would want to sleep on the hard ground.