Inside the tent it is warm and dry.

If you have prepared properly, you have all of the right equipment and can happily spend your time protected from the wind and rain.

It can be tempting to stay there.

There might be bears or mosquitoes.

You may sprain your ankle.

It’s a little too hot/cold/windy/wet today.

But outside the tent is where the action is.

There are sights to see.

Tracks to walk.

Mountains to climb.

Adventures to be taken.

New discoveries to be found.

Yes it’s colder and wetter and it’s hard work, but you go camping to experience the great outdoors.

You can live inside the tent, but it is outside where you become truly alive.