I firmly believe that any sort of camping, be it with a tarp and a blanket, a tent and a backpack, or an RV, you need at least three days on either end of the actual ‘holiday’ time.
It takes three days at the beginning:
To arrive and get set up.
Resolve the inevitable equipment failures.
Do some creative engineering to replace the (also inevitable) things left behind. I’m a firm believer in wire coat-hangers, duct tape, and pegs – if you can’t make do with those three items then whatever it is you’re trying to duplicate isn’t worth the effort, or you need to head into the nearest town and buy a new one.
And finally sit quietly (or exhausted) in front of the fire and breathe for at least an hour.
The three days at the end are for:
‘One last visits’ to the…
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