It’s not like I’ve never been camping. As a kid my folks would load all of us in a refurbished school bus with a huge tent in the luggage compartment underneath and we’d be off usually for the entire month of June. I could pitch or strike that tent in 30 minutes by myself! I’m talking about real camping too, not a KOA or other site that offers showers and indoor toilets.
I’ve used squatter toilets, out-houses, loos with a view as well as a few make-shift devices throughout a few continents. I’ve carried my belongings on my back many times as well. When I was 20 years old I took my first transatlantic flight with the book, Europe on $5 a Day, as my only guide-book. When necessary due to no other accommodations on treks in the Himalayas or Kilimanjaro it is still worth it, BUT I really do prefer a little more flash and style in my tent, hotel and bathrooms!