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Read These 11 Powerful Camping Quotes Before Your Next Trip6 min read

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You’re probably always in the mood for a camping trip. Even if you are, though, it doesn’t hurt to read camping quotes that remind you why you feel in love with camping in the first place. Let these camping quotes make you even more excited about reconnecting with nature.

Best Camping Quotes to Read Before Your Next Trip

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“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir

Dirt roads may be getting more and more difficult to find, but that makes discovering them all the more worthwhile.

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“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” ― Alan S. Kesselheim, Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water

As dirt roads disappear and cities grow wider, the comforts of a temperature controlled room with a cozy bed become more challenging to escape. This is all the more reason why it is critical to return to nature as a way of starting over and cleansing our spirits with perspective.

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we return to nature, our lives slow back down to their ordinary pace. Our normal routine fights and screams for us to answer emails and do chores, but it has no chance against the peace and quiet of our temporary new home.

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“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

Camping gives us back our time. Just try to go camping and not see the sunset. Camping resets our natural clocks, waking us with each sunrise and allowing us to rest at night. At your campsite, there’s no longer a fluorescent forest of lights flooding through your windows. If you’re tent camping, you don’t even have windows.

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“Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Camping slows down time. This slowing down illuminates parts of life we’ve been obstructed from. The way stars appear at night: slowly, then all at once. The way the wind gives life to each leaf on every tree. It reminds us of our own place among each rediscovered beauty surrounding us.

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“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” ― E. B. White, Letters of E. B. White

That’s the essence of camping, isn’t it? Letting nature be the boss again, or remembering that she always has been.

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“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
― Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Easier said than done. We might not all be able to be zen monks, but we could still do more to reconnect with our roots. Camping helps us do that.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” ― St Augustine

And each camping trip feels like an entire chapter.

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Each camping trip at each new campground with every new friend made comes with the chance to see the world a little differently.

“I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not someplace you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.” ― Richard, from the movie The Beach

There’s nothing better than the moments spent with friends, new and old, around a campfire beneath the stars.

“I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.”― Alexander Sattler

Better to spend your time and money on experiences than on things. Things won’t and can’t love you back. But the people you choose to go on extraordinary experiences with can and often will.

Hopefully, those camping quotes have you feeling good and primed for your next camping trip. All that’s left now, if you haven’t already started, is to book your campsite, make sure you have everything packed in your bags, and get to camping!

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