Camping sounds simple. You set up a temporary living arrangement in an outdoor, shelter-free environment not designed for permanent habitation, the Arizona Republic reported.
But ask a dedicated backpacker, the kind who enjoys lugging 50 pounds of gear to the far edge of nowhere, and she’ll tell you what camping is not.
Are you on a tour where a crew sets up your tent and prepares your food? Not camping. Do you have electricity? Not camping. Driving an RV? Definitely not camping.
Staying in a cabin? That’s not even close to camping. Backcountry trekkers would call it an affront to the very concept of camping.
To this the Republic says, “Whatever.”
For the full story and the Republic’s list of what qualifies as camping, click here.