Mr. Freedom here, and today I’m going to share with you how you can camp your way to financial independence. That’s right, folks, I’m talking about how to live a frugal lifestyle and make budget living easy. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Mr. Freedom, you’re always talking about adventure and exploring new places. How can camping help me achieve financial independence?” Well, stick around, and I’ll tell you all about it. First off, let’s talk about the benefits of camping. Camping is an excellent way to save money while still having fun and experiencing the great outdoors.
Here are some of the benefits of camping
- It’s a cheap and affordable vacation: Camping can be a budget-friendly way to take a break from your daily routine and explore new places.
If you are careful, it a great way to save money while still having fun and experiencing the great outdoors. Most nature trails and hikes are afordable. Local public parks on the way are a great place to rest. It is important to set a budget, it is easy to over-spend when all of the kids are yelling for ice-cream and you also see a wonderful botique shop that has everything. Don’t let the excuse that you are on vacation allow you to over-spend.
- It can allow you time to listen to yourself: Away from the hustle and bustle it is easier to get in touch with that inner voice. A good time to have a conversation with yourself and make sure that you and your inner self are on the same page.
- It can remind you that we are not alone: Seeing nature in the outdoors is a great way to remember that we don’t just have the Earth to ourselves, animals like deers, coyotes, bears and other wild-life live here too. It can help to put things in focus and allow you to have more gratefulness.
- You can learn about your family: As a rule we try to put away all electronic devices while we camp. We have an emergency cell phone, but other then that, everyone has to remain grounded and attended to the moments. This has lead to some wonderful experiences that we may have missed if we were too busy trying to take a photo or a selfie. Have some real conversations with others and enjoy ‘good company’
- It is a great reset: Allowing yourself to unwind and detach from the things that seem important in the real world are a great way to reset and adjust your pirorities to what matters most to you.
With camping, it really is what you make of it. No one size fits all for camping. Taking the time to plan, budget and enjoy your trip will have lasting rewards through your journey.