We’ve never been camping.Not once. Tom is the kind of guy who loves natureand the outdoors. Me, too.
He’s talked about camping inthe Sierras and in northern Cal. The reality of spending money on campingequipment, packing the stuff and setting it up,then repacking it all changed his thoughts.
The idea of a hot shower and a comfortablebed is more appealing and a hard notion to give up in favor of camping. If you’re really in the boonies there won’t bea store around for miles.
Seasoned campers know the ropes. They know how to make a great campfire. The aroma of hot dogs and beans, or the catch of the day, drifting through the night airsounds mouthwatering--if you ate hot dogs and beans and lake trout.
Tom likes hummus, kale salads with organic soy and black beans; plain yogurt, cans of Alaskan wildcaught salmon, pumpernickel bread, almonds, andhard-boiled eggs; Uncle Sam and Kashi GoLean cereals, bananas, and California navel oranges. It’s pretty apparent camp cooking wouldn’tbe much on the ‘to do’ list.
There’s also the prospect of bears sniffing around, looking for food or a human keepsake--like one’s scalp. Snakes and spiders could be a problem. Come to think of it, I have wildlife and reptilesin my own neighborhood… Camping sounds like fun, alright. Who’s up for a chicken stir-fry?