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For us, camping is a great way to explore the outdoors and to discover the sense of nature. Whenever we have a chance, we will pack our tent and camping gear and head off on our next camping adventure. Whenever we cannot go camping, we read through our favourite camping quotes to get inspiration for our next journey. You see them everywhere, but sometimes we just want to read these funny camping quotes that take us back to why we do it.
There are various ways of camping; with an RV or camper van, with a caravan, glamping, or just in a basic tent. There are also various places to camp, from the luxury campsites with all facilities available to the rustic campsites to wild camping. We love a good mix of all types of camping, however, during our road trips in Africa and Europe we always go back to basic camping with just our tent. The camping sayings in this list are meant for everyone who enjoys camping in the great outdoors, no matter how and where you camp.
40 Best camping quotes to inspire you for your next adventure
In order to fully understand the meaning of camping and what it means to be outside exploring, we have compiled a list with our favourite camping captions and outdoor quotes.
Inspirational quotes for camping
“Of all the paths you take in your like, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh
“In a well-ordered universe, camping would take place indoors.”
“Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” – Yvonne Prinz
I think Yvonne Prinz meant us with this camp quote. We met while camping, and it was a real test, but we survived it and we got and are still married. As this quote about camping says, it is an endurance test, just to be out there with nobody else, just the two of you together with the forces of nature. Just beautiful!
“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” – Shanti
This is one of the outdoor quotes that summarises the true spirit of camp adventure. No one cares about your hair being perfect, your make-up done, your clothes being sparkling clean, at least not the other campers, nor should you care yourself. Just be out there with your camping gear and in nature.
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.” – Daniel J. Rice
“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” – Unknown
This is a funny camping quote, but oh so true. And the best part of it all is, there are hardly any bad camping days. And that says a lot about a good day working.
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton
“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” – Alan S. Kesselheim
Some places on this planet lend themselves perfectly to sleep under the stars, like in Namibia, one of our favourite countries for camping. With the cool (or warm, depends of course) wind in your face, no light pollution and so much to see up in the sky. Like this quote about stars is saying, sleep under a roof of stars, at least once in your life.
“The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Wynne Newhall
“I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.” -Alexander Sattler
“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.” – Victoria Erickson
“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker
Why does everything need to be perfect and be shaped to put in pre-made boxes? Nature should be seen and appreciated as a piece of art, as we all should. This is one of those nature therapy quotes that expresses perfectly what nature stands for and how we should start looking at things around us.
“Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing” – Unknown
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“My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, it is air-conditioned and has exceptional location.” – Fennel Hudson
We have lived in a tent for many months while travelling. We have even lived in a tent while working as safari guides in Africa for a few years. And guess what, it was the best piece of real estate we had. Just our tent and all nature had to offer around us.
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.” – John Burroughs
“There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof. This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of natural importance. Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature.” – Katherine Keith
“Here is a great day, here is a perfect choice! A camp in nature! What else do you need? You don’t have to dream because you are in a dream now!” –
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they lived a lot differently.” – Bill Watterson
“The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping. Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make.” – Guy Fieri
“There’s no wi-fi in the mountains, but you’ll find no better connection.” – Unknown
“Roses are red, mud is brown, the woods are better than any night on the town.” – Earl Dibbles Jr.
Campfire Quotes or Bonfire Quotes
“How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” – Christy Whitehead
“It is easier to throw sticks on the campfire then to try to restart it when it goes out.” – Cynthia Lewis
“Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.” – Stephen King
“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.” – John Geddes
“The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.” – John Muir
“When your down on your luck and you’ve lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans.” – Tom Waits
“You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire.” – Shannon L. Alder
“The echoes of beauty you’ve seen transpire, resound through dying coals of a campfire.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” – Laurie Anderson
“Remember, a good marriage is like a campfire. Both grow cold if left unattended.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter.” – Henry David Thoreau
Which one of these quotes about camping is your favourite one? Or can you share with us your most funny camping quote?
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