I have been an outdoors sort of guy my entire life.
It was mostly due to my dad. He was an avid hunter and woodsman. Myself, I was never too keen on the hunting part but I loved getting outside with my old man. And this wasn’t any sort of car camping. With left the HVAC comfort of home in order to get back to what nature provides for us. Heat was a campfire when it was cold and cooling came from a mountain stream in the summer. It was some of the best times of my life. Sadly, I am the only one in my immediate family who is really into camping. My wife had to be dragged kicking and screaming the first time I took her camping. And that was to a fully furnished campsite in a cabin. But, she was a good sport and I think she found some value in the experience. Once the kids came along, I would only get to leave the HVAC comfort of the house for camping with my buddies. So this year, I put it on the calendar. We were going camping as a family. I wouldn’t force a deep woods experience on them. However, we would stay in a tent, in the woods with bathrooms fairly near by. It’s basically car camping. It was like trying to dynamite my children from the HVAC comforts of home. However, they figured out I was serious and fell in with the plan. The first night, I was surprised to find a portable heating method packed away in the car. I let it slide.