I just went camping with my girlfriends! Never did that before (I was never an outdoorsy girl), but it was magical. We were camping in a small clearing, about half an hour away from the parking lot, and my best friend Sam (who organized this trip) told us all to skip breakfast, since she was going to cook a really nice meal for us.
A 45-minute walk later, we were sitting down in the camp and basically let Sam do everything. She raised the tents, and got the cookware. I’ve never seen a gas stove like that one (I later learned that this was what the serious outdoors people call a camping kitchen stove), I was really expecting some barbecue or marshmallows over a campfire. What we got was a big pot and a portion of delicious mac n cheese in small stainless bowls, and we ate with camping sporks!
We started talking and it turns out that Sam is really experienced with camping and loves nature, which I never found out before. Turns out her father was an outdoor man and a hunter, and they’ve been going for hikes for years. Let me tell you one thing, there’s no better coffee than one made by that camp stove. I had a fantastic time with my friends, talking about if we liked nature (we all love nature) and if we’ve been hiking or camping or anything. (more…)