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July 14, 2013

What makes a real camper

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Real campers will wonder if touching the sides of their tent during a torrential downpour will really cause it to leak, or if that’s just an old wives tale. Real campers will wake up at least one night in a giant puddle.

Real campers will smell like a combination of pine, perspiration and smoke, and will like it.

I realize that it has rained virtually every day this summer, which makes people wary of camping out. Camping, though, is part of who we are as Americans.

Pack your rucksack, roll up your sleeping bag, grab some flint and steel and get out there. It will make you feel better, even if your tent leaks.

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