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People all across the country enjoy the recreational activity of camping. Whether that’s “glamping” in an RV or backpack hiking and camping, there are some really great survival lessons that can be learned on longer camping trips. The definition for “longer” means more than one just one or two nights. It can be in the back country or in a campground – you will still learn certain things that can serve you well should the SHTF and you’re thrust into survival mode.
The average person knows the rule of thumb regarding water: a gallon of water per day, per person. What they don’t tell you is that truly is the barest minimum required. If you want to take a shower, one gallon per day isn’t enough – not by a long shot. That’s a valuable lesson to learn while on a recreational activity versus in the middle of a crisis! Another survival lesson camping can teach you is about time management. Everything slows down while out camping and yet, everything you want to do seems to take so much longer!
Camping is a great way to learn, practice, and teach survival skills without it being ‘weird’ or ‘extreme’. Under the guise of camping, you can ask all sorts of questions that wouldn’t be out of the ordinary, too!