Is this even camping? Friends brought own AC and generator

I have to admit, I am a newbie when it comes to camping; When I was growing up our Dad refused to ever take us camping because she did not enjoy the activity herself, but she was convinced that it would be cold cold, raining, and dangerous every time both of us brought up the idea, and because she is so aversive to chilly weather, damp air, and the smell of campfires I easily didn’t have several experiences outdoors growing up.

  • That’s why, I am trying to make up for it as an adult.

When our friends asked if I wanted to go camping the other weekend I instantly signed up. I was so excited to honestly give outdoor residing a chance, and I was uneasy that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the more experienced campers. Well, now I am wondering if bringing your own a/c method and personal electricity generator even easily counts as camping. When both of us arrived at the campsite, I was shocked as our neighbor started unloading a bunch of indoor air handling devices from the vehicle. At first, I thought that a small space furnace was absolutely a great idea. But then, they pulled out the full-size a/c unit. I asked how on Earth that powerful cooling method was going to work, and they casually replied that they purchased a gas-powered generator, then for the rest of the evening, their massive cooling method drowned out the sound of the great outdoors. I am sure they were extremely comfortable in their tent with advanced air quality control, although I didn’t know that indoor temperature control was the point of camping. Am I the camping newbie, or are they?

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