There is nothing like packing up and heading into the woods.  The above montage displays some of our most quintessential moments over the 2011 camping year.  The feeling I long to express that correlates with the great escape to the outdoors cannot be better phrased than in the words of Henry David Thoreau:

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.