Hello, and welcome to my personal blog about traveling. My name is John Cherokee, I am a person with a passion for traveling and a nature lover. Throughout my whole life, I loved to visit new places that I never been to, I am very happy and thankful that I can travel around the world.
A Little Bit About Me…
Wherever I travel to, I try to find some place where I can volunteer because I have found out that it is the best way to learn about some culture and meet the local people. My boy scout experience has helped me out in a lot of different situations. I try to use all the experience and knowledge that I got from the boy scouts.
Traveling is My Passion
Traveling has been my passion my entire life, even when I was a little kid, I always wanted to travel and visit new locations that I have never been to. The boy scouts experience was the best time of my life because I learned a lot of things and I have traveled a lot.
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You would be amazed at the sheer amount of knots that one has to learn when in the boy scouts (I sure know I was). But what surprised me the most was, how knowledge of these knots can be applied in other situations. Of course, when you are learning something, it can be hard to […]
One of the best skills I learned as part of the boy scouts was how to choose the perfect base, when you need to camp out for the night. There are a number of steps you can take also, based on boy scout techniques, that will ensure that you have a very positive camping out […]
The time of year is fast approaching where many people decide it is time to spend a little bit of time in the great outdoors, camping. I myself like to spend time out on fishing trips or when I go kayaking, immersed in Mother Nature. But I’ve learned down through the years, both in my […]
At one time, if you said you were going camping, it meant that you were roughing it. We imagine them eating roots, fish, and whatever they can catch. We may even imagine that person taking a bath in a lake, wiping with leaves, and covered in bug bites for the love of nature. Off the grid may still be popular for some, but camping in today’s world has basically evolved into “glamping” where we sacrifice only our home, not the electronics that we love so much. This means that we also have a few new modern day camping necessities that many are not willing to sacrifice.
For the Fun of Camping
There are many families out there that still enjoy camping as a family or going on scouting trips with their troop. However, roughing it in today’s world has definitely taken on a new look since most of us insist on brining along our iPhone or our iPads. We may also take along digital cameras, portable toilets, actual toilet paper, and other things that we feel keep us separated from the local wildlife. This isn’t a bad thing. We can still enjoy being out in the great outdoors, even if we do insist on a few luxuries. It can still be a bonding experience between troop members and the family members who are able to attend. In fact, it may help us to embrace the “off the grid” life a little more fully and help us to create memories that truly last a lifetime.
The New and Improved Camping Experience
When a parent sends their young scout out on a camping trip in the woods, a smart phone allows that child to call for help if they are unhappy or lost in the woods. This opens up the doors for more exploration. A family that goes out camping together can take photos of their time together by using their electronic devices. By having some of the modern amenities along, it has also encouraged people who would normally be unhappy about camping with the family to embrace the experience of it. Let’s say a family with a child who was afraid of the dark used a 2000 watt generator so that their child could have a night light. The child now loves camping and has even overcome their fear of the dark. Stranger things have happened with the newest way of camping out. Teens who hesitate to leave their friends and social media for a weekend with their parents in the woods, are more likely to go and share photos or update their status talking about the fun they are having. Family’s who take photographs of fish that were caught, end up looking forward to the next trip out together.
Embrace the Devices!
Our kids are only kids for so long. Then they are grown with kids of their own. They may even live in areas that are across a world from you. We have the devices to make memories special, even when we are camping out. We say, embrace it and simply enjoy the fact that you are doing things together, as a family, while you still can!