Wondering what to bring to Melanated Campout or what to pack on your camping trip? Here's a checklist to get you started.
Glamping is another name for luxury camping and is derived from "Glamorous camping". When people camp Glamping-style they have accommodations that are much more glamorous than the normal accommodations found inside your tent. Think of it as camping in a tent but prettied up.
The myth: Black people don't camp
A few years ago, during the summer, I decided to go on a camping trip and wondered if I could convince any of friends go (yes, my friends are black). I went to visit Shunte’ in her home and was happy to see Jocelyn there. After greeting each other and joking around, I finally popped the question.
Like what the hell do we do on a camping trip?
I remember my first camping trip, I'd been forced to go with my grandmother. It seemed like a silly thing to do, especially when I'd just planned to stay home watching my favorite series. I just couldn't understand the fun thing that we could do while camping. After that camping trip, I went on many other camping trips because I had so much fun I wondered why I hadn't considered going camping earlier.
And you're much more lucky than I am if you're going for the Melanated Campout event in June because there are so many fun things to do.
Going camping can be a relaxing experience filled with adventure that helps provide a great wealth of health advantages. Camping is a great way to alleviate stress, create bonding time with partners, family and friends. When was the last time you had a perfect opportunity to get fresh air, unplug from the daily stress of city or urban life and connect with nature? If you had to think about the answer, it's time to go camping.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SLEEPING OPTIONS WHILE CAMPING
The reason why many black people outdoor decide to go camping is to unplug from the stress of modern life, leave civilization behind and get in touch with nature. However, this does not mean that they cannot enjoy the joys of good sleep while camping which is why there are many sleeping options in Blacks camps.
It's fun folks! I know...I know...I know it may seem like a far fetched idea to want to leave the comfort of your home to go camping. Bugs? Animals? No water? No electricity? Why “slum” it? Well, camping is what you make of it. You can go old school primitive…or… you can elevate the experience. Trade in the idea of a sleeping bag for a queen size air mattress. Light tiki torches and set up electronic bug zappers to keep the insects away. Bring a throw rug. Did you know you can now buy fast pitch spacious tents which hardly take any time to set-up?