A wise ninja-man once said… well, no, actually it wasn’t a wise ninja-man at all, it was a wise man of a different kind, Baz Luhrmann, in the song Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) who once said – ‘‘do one thing every day that scares you’’.
For a Camping Ninja, that doesn’t mean going camping in the rain, or sloshing about playing football in the mud. That’s not scary. But leaving a half open packet of space raiders out on the camping table while going out for a morning stroll along the beach - now that is scary, and I’m telling you, the fretting on that walk of mine was intense! So it became more of a power walk, then a jog, and then a sprint finish back to the tent to rescue my favourite space raider snacks, only to find a magpie munching out of the bag (for anyone who thought they were only into things of a shiny and silver kind, think again). And that was my one thing of the day that scared me, done and dusted.
There were some other wise words of advice from that song too, like to wear sunscreen. Hmmm. Worth making a note of, but perhaps something more apt for a camping trip in this weekend’s rainy weather, is simply that you can never have enough rain macs, wellies or umbrellas for a rainy weekend away with the tent. And there you have it – some sound camping advice straight from what some people might imagine to be, hidden under my trademark ninja neck scarf, my very horse-like ninja mouth!