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Camping. A sport, recreational activity or both?

Many say Camping is a sport, yet others say to the contrary.

Let’s take another look at the definition of what a sport is. ( Sport: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual competes against another or others for entertainment.)

Now if you take into consideration the definition then no, technically camping itself is not s sport. But most people when camping partake in activities that are considered a sport. Such as Fishing, Hunting, Shooting or Archery, Hiking, or mountain biking.

I personally think Camping is a sport because it does take skill. I mean you don’t have to be a mastermind to camp but it helps to know survival skills, How to light a fire, first aide skills ETC.

People say camping isn’t a sport because it is not competitive yet there are many competitive shows about camping. Well I guess you can say they are more about survival but the people are camping so to speak.

There is alone: Great show ” Competition”


Out in the Wild ” competition”

Win the wilderness “Competition”

You vs. Wild: Great show

Duel Survival: Great show

Naked and Afraid: Great show ” Competition”

Mountain Men

The list goes on and on…

In some of these shows people use their Camping, Nature and survival skills to COMPETE against others for money.

Now I know camping really isn’t a competition sport yet I am one of the few that do consider it an outdoor sport not just an activity. What do you think?

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