Tenting Versus RVing

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Camping in a tent or RV?


Laurie Aucoin

Composition I-1007

Bears, raccoons, squirrels and pesky mosquitos! Welcome to the great outdoors and the adventures of camping. Whether you choose to camp in a tent or a recreational vehicle there are so many things to do and explore. The comfort level of tent camping versus RV camping is very different yet families still enjoy the outdoors and memories that are created while on camping trips across the country. There are stark differences between the two and I shall explore those differences with you.

Tent Camping Versus RV Camping

Tent Camping

Thousands of families choose to spend their vacations camping in the great outdoors. Depending on an individual's sense of adventure, there are various types of camping to choose from, including cabins, cottages, recreational vehicle camping, and tent camping. Of these, tent camping involves what we refer to as "roughing it" and with proper planning the experience and memories can be amazing.

Even those who prepare and plan the best for this type of camping can find it to be an extremely frustrating ordeal due to uncontrolled situations such as bad weather, wildlife encounters, and equipment failures. Nothing can dampen the excitement and anticipation of camping more than heading to your destination and falling upon dark approaching clouds that lead to a stormy day. Even the most adventurous campers can lose some of their enthusiasm on the drive to the campsite if the weather changes from sunny to dreary. The threat of luminous weather will often send inexperienced campers back home. After reaching their destination, campers must then "set up camp" in the downpour. This includes keeping the inside of the tent dry and free from mud, getting the sleeping bags situated, and protecting food from the downpour. Because a...