Air conditioning and creature comforts are all very well and good?but sometimes summer brings the siren call of nature, and we’re seized with the urge to abandon civilization and live outdoors for a while. Whether you prefer a luxurious ?glamping? experience, remote locations, or something in between, click through this week’s links for advice and entertainment.
Outdoor outfitter REI has put together an extensive camping supply checklist?with the caveat that not all campers will have the same needs! For a customizable (if shorter), printable checklist, click here.
Heading to bear territory? Whether You’re roughing it backcountry or pulling up to a pre-existing campsite, this field guide has some good tips for hiking and camping in an area frequented by bears.
Not everyone’s into the dirt and bug side of camping, but they may still want the chance to commune with nature a little more closely. This has led to a branch of tourism known as ?glamping?: enjoying the outdoors in luxuriously furnished teepees, yurts, and tents. Turkish rugs and gourmet catered meals, anyone?