I completely understand the desire to be in the wilderness - it's why I hike.

But camping will be an integral part of it. Can I ask what you dislike about camping? And when was the last time you went?

Depending on your previous experiences, we may be able to offer some alternatives that could make it (at the very least) less uncomfortable.

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