Camping with friends is something that has a different connotation with each decade of your life. As a young child, camping is probably less fun and more horror, as bugs, wildlife, and the generally silent woods around you are terrifying and unpleasant! As a teenager, camping is more boring than anything else since you’re not one to fish, hike or enjoy the outdoors at all. Finally, camping in your twenties is the peak of shenanigans in the great outdoors! For me it was, at least. I didn’t care for camping as a teenager or younger child, but I absolutely love it now that I’m in my late twenties! My friends and I always go to this campsite about two hours from town, and we go all out with fishing rods, hiking gear, survival tools and equipment drills, and of course – plenty of alcohol. More important than any of those things, of course, was the portable heater that we all loved dearly. It was our most prized possession while out in the woods, and it was little more than a glorified heat lamp. It was safer than a space heater since it was limited on output, but it was even better at warming our tent than the campfire itself. That might be because the heat radiating from the campfire couldn’t reach our tents, but it was pretty warm! Either way, that portable heater did a lot of good for us in the woods. It also ran on propane gas, so it was easy to keep lit without needing access to a power outlet. This thing was so good at warming us up, we often brought out the portable heater just to hang out at someone’s backyard and keep warm. I can’t wait for our next camping trip!