I’m not sure where the phrase ‘renegade camping’ came from or even anyone else uses it, but among some of our friends we use it to describe camping for free. Traveling anywhere other than the east coast has made these kind of spots easy to find but I haven’t had a good go-to spot near Philly. So, this past weekend I took a ride out to a spot that I’ve camped at a couple times before to scout out good spot to make a more permanent renegade spot.
Deciding late, Jessie and I quickly met up at Wawa for a sandwhich and gas. If there’s a list of places that make me want to escape Philly at times, the Wawa on Aramingo Ave is in the top 5.
We made it to the camp spot just after night fall and setup camp. Living in the city can really make you appreciate simple things like it actually being dark when the sun goes down.
Woke up to some heavy dew.
Aeropress espresso press. Best camp coffee.
Swimming spot when it’s not 50 degrees.
Packed-up and heading out. I plan to be back in a couple weeks to clear out a path to a more secluded spot, dig a fire pit, and stack some wood. I think it’ll be real nice having a close by go-to camp spot.
I took these photos 3 years ago in the same spot.
7 responses to “Renegade Camping”
Published - Jan 19, 2014
Adam and I went and ripped around on the dirt bikes yesterday. We checked out the mountain bike trails behind the hostel in Fairmount park. They go from there… Pretty much all the way to city line ave. It’s way too technical for dirt bikes. We had to lift our bikes over fallen trees. Then […]