Originally Posted by Pegu Club
It has become strikingly apparent that many here have never “camped”.
While I have backpacked the Appalachian trail as a kid with my parents.
It was really my Army time that I consider “camping” if by camping you mean deprivation.
Ever had to do your laundry
in a Waterproof bag? Or “sleep” during the day in a desert in 120f temps?
airplane camped a few times which due to size and weight is similar to backpacking, but my Wife’s idea of camping was in our 36’ 5th wheel
But to give her credit we lived as a family
of four for about a year while we rebuilt our house from damage from a renter in the thing. She never complained, but she new it was temporary, and could see the end game
, we set up right beside of the house. Knowing it is temporary, and seeing the end game
makes all the difference.
We lived in a 14x66’ Mobile Home for a few years too, and those for me were good years, but as we go by nice Mobile Home parks on the ICW
, I point them out and she gets moody. She doesn’t even want to consider moving back into a Mobile home, even though to me due to them being in large nice lots etc, they are way more appealing than Condo’s.
My Father and I built a lot of a Mobile Home park when I was a kid, this was during the 70’s, when almost no one could afford mortgage rates, anyway my Father told me that there is nothing wrong with living in a trailer
, but it’s tough when you get old if you have to move back into one.
In other words it’s about expectations, the Woman with the Swan if she had to move back into a 5,000 sq ft house and do her own laundry
, she would be devastated, depressed I’m sure, where the average Lady would be proud to move into the same house.
It’s separating needs and wants, and understanding the actual difference.
Many consider wants as needs and just couldn’t imagine life if they had to clean up after themselves, other have no desire to be catered to, some are even uncomfortable with it.