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  1. Medha Verma
    August 1, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

    Your first point is the most valuable lesson I think, especially in today’s day and age. There sure is life beyond technology but most of us aren’t willing to see it! Also, I agree that the conversations over a bonfire are something else! Those moments you spend with others camping in the woods, stepping out of your comfort zone, certainly takes you a long way in building bonds with others and giving you a certain type of confidence in life.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 3:42 pm

      Indeed, Medha; the first point is a foundation for all others in a way. Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment.

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      • Archana
        August 12, 2019 @ 8:15 am

        This is such an important post. Absolutely agree with all your points, especially that Camping allows you to take a break from your smartphones and laptops. And, since our time is limited on earth we shouldn’t waste it by being glued to the gadgets.

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        • dankiteski
          August 13, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

          Thank you, Archana, I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article.

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  2. Susanne
    August 1, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

    I went camping for the first time a few months ago, and it was such an eye-opening experience. And yes, you can get pains in places I hadn’t even known existed, I am still convinced, I sheered off part of my hip bones. However, I think it was worth it, and I can understand what you mean by each of these points, but especially when it comes to understanding the importance of self-care. After camping, I had been calming and well-rested like never before!

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 3:51 pm

      Indeed, Susanne. This is proof it’s never too late to start camping and I’m glad you had an amazing experience.

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  3. Mijia Eggers
    August 1, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

    I have never taken any camping trip. I thought of doing so to get some experience. The picture with the sky view looks very nice. That would be the reason to have a camping trip as well. Though, this is not a comfortable trip, it is very much self-care orientated.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 3:52 pm

      Thank you for dropping a comment Miija and I hope you take your first camping trip soon

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  4. Jessica Pascoe
    August 2, 2019 @ 7:45 am

    Where do you tend to go camping? My husband and I recently moved to Australia and have since been camping twice – I agree on the shutting off from social media and reconnecting part of camping, but it’s still not my favourite activity. We’ve been lucky that it’s been warm when we’ve been camping, and we also sleep in a blow up mattress in our car haha!

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:35 pm

      well, that’s one of the perks of being in Australia, I suppose. I went camping in many different places around the world and I actually like cold places more 🙂

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  5. Soumya Gayatri
    August 2, 2019 @ 10:04 am

    I think you have summed it up pretty well. Never been camping but can very well imagine the discomforts and vulnerabilities that come with it. But it is so important to note than camping teaches us so many important life lessons as a result. It is key not to take anything for granted and just live in the moment. Surviving with the simplest of means makes us appreciate so much of what we have today.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:34 pm

      thank you very much, Soumya and I’m glad you liked this article.

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  6. Anita
    August 2, 2019 @ 10:35 am

    Indeed, camping is an opportunity to immerse with nature and forget about technology. It’s also when I really appreciate comfort of daily life, when I come back home from camping 😀

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

      I know, right? 🙂

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  7. Pooja Shah
    August 2, 2019 @ 10:44 am

    I best part I love about camping in an offbeat place is to be away from so many gadgets, technology and if possible social media. I love star-gazing during the dark nights and talk endlessly to like-minded people. This one’s such a lovely article and I realise that there’s so much to learn from camping. Thanks for this one.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

      that’s the best part of camping, Pooja 🙂

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  8. Adrenaline Romance
    August 2, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    Great learnings! And let me add one thing: when we go out camping or trekking, we realize that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. We are nothing special, and there are way bigger powers all around us. Camping is one of those few experiences where we are put back in our place. It teaches us humility.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

      indeed, that’s the keyword: it teaches us humanity, which seems to be something we’re forgetting about more and more

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  9. Shane Prather
    August 2, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

    I’ve actually never been camping beyond my own backyard! After reading this, I am convinced I need to for the experience and learning important life lessons!

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

      Thank you, Shane- I’m glad you liked it and I hope you go for your first camping trip soon 🙂

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  10. Clarice
    August 2, 2019 @ 9:45 pm

    Yes, this is so true and I 100% agree with you. There is definitely life beyond technology. Actually, this is one of many reasons why we love to go camping. It allows us to disconnect from the daily concerns and just truly relax and be with nature.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

      Absolutely, Clarice! I’m glad you enjoyed this post!

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  11. Rachelle
    August 3, 2019 @ 5:00 am

    I’ll be honest – I’m not a big camper. I’m totally a city girl at heart. But a few weeks ago, I took some friends down to Lake Powell in Arizona/Utah and we camped on one of the islands. There was something magical about the time we spent around the fire. Like you said, something happens and we feel comfortable enough to tell stories and share things that even our best friends don’t know. I think when we are sitting by the fire, we are channeling our ancestors and connecting to the earth, in a way that puts everything into perspective.

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

      that’s one awesome story, Rachelle. Thank you for sharing your experience and I’m glad to hear that you decided to take the trip despite not being a big fan of camping.

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  12. Amrita
    August 3, 2019 @ 9:15 am

    All the points you have pointed out is so true. There is definitely life beyond technology. I love camping and I cherish those moments away from city life and technology in the wilderness. And camping definitely brings us face to face with our weaknesses and strengths. Thanks for sharing this article. It actually nudged me that I should go camping soon!

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    • dankiteski
      August 3, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

      Thank you, Amrita and I’m really glad to hear this article inspired you to go on a camping trip!

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  13. Africa Wanderlust
    August 3, 2019 @ 9:53 pm

    You’re a man of true wisdom! Your post was very engaging, and we all need to be reminded of the ten lessons you outlined. There is research that shows that using too much technology prevents us from building meaningful relationships. I’m glad you experience life beyond technology. Thanks for my spouse, we have a technology-free day at least every few months so we can stay grounded.

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    • dankiteski
      August 4, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words! A technology-free day every once in a while sounds like a great idea!

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  14. Christopher Mitchell
    August 5, 2019 @ 4:23 am

    It’s incredibly important to do something like camping and just get away from it all to be honest. I recently went camping and took 5 days off from my phone and all that, and it was intensely liberating.

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    • dankiteski
      August 5, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, Christopher. I try to use every possible chance to go camping and reconnect with nature too 🙂

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  15. parnasharee Devi
    August 7, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

    This is a great post about life lessons. We have become the slaves of technology so badly that we can’t imagine our lives without it. It’s so important to connect with nature, stay away from the addictions and make conversations. So glad to read the post. It echoes the same sentiments from me as well. Great Read.

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    • dankiteski
      August 8, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Parnasharee. Couldn’t agree more

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