Let’s face it – wild camping in the outdoors is quite a scary prospect for most people, even myself.
In fact, in spite of leading camping tours into the wilds of Africa for many years, I am still anxious anytime I go camping in the wild. While I sometimes wish there was not so much anxiety attached to the process, it happens and this is something I need to overcome each time.
I find that most people are unable to admit this to themselves or other people – that they are afraid when it comes to wild camping. Will I get stranded? What if I get attached? What animals are out there? Do I have enough experience?
True, in some cases you really do need experience but something tells me you are not en-route to Antarctica.
However, fear and uncertainty are part of the process. If someone tells you that they have no fear when they go wild camping, I believe this person is not exactly the most forthcoming of people. The truth is, this fear is good and a natural instinct that will enable you to make better decisions when you get out there. Furthermore, without the uncertainty, there is little excitement.
Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is that it’s okay to be afraid of wild camping. I would even go as far to say that this fear is simply a reason to learn more about camping gear and the best practice in the outdoors.
And this, my friends, is why we are here – welcome to iCamp Outdoors!