THE START OF THE CAMPING SEASON
It has begun – the camping season is upon us and we are so ready for it!
Are you all set for the campfires, the late night talks, the outdoor cooking, the returning to your favourite places, the discovering of new places and the joy of leaving your everyday routine behind you – even if it is just for a few days? Veteran camper, nature enthusiast or outdoor rooky, this season belongs to you all.
THIS IS OUR WAY
At the end of May, we kicked off our yearly SEASON OPENING, a gathering of our favorite human beings in and around HEIMPLANET. We take it, as a way to say thank you, to all the lovely people who supported us throughout the past year.
With this event we want to escape the hectic pace of everyday life a little and live exactly what we stand for as a brand. For this occasion, a small island in the middle of the beautiful Lake Schwerin was exactly the right place. As every year, the focus was on good friends, good conversations and lots of good food. The latter was provided by our good friend Casey, who not only surprised us with tasty dishes over an open fire, but also shared his knowledge with us and gave us a first-class outdoor cooking course.
Of course, such a season opening is also the perfect opportunity to gather our different tents in one place and test them extensively. A whole island full of HEIMPLANET tents – that was just as cool as it sounds.
For four days we escaped from the big city and celebrated the start of this year’s camping season. A start we couldn’t have imagined better.
WHAT'S YOUR WAY?
Camping season means whatever you want it to mean- that’s the beauty of it. no matter what it is you may seek, the upcoming season is all about spending some quality time with the right people in the right way.
Now the choice is yours and possibilities are endless. Camping season means not being bound to one place, getting to be spontaneous, letting go of your inner control freak. One of you may voyage all the way up to the north pole, another might find their way to Nazaré, fighting earth’s biggest waves. Some of you will probably go out and explore national forests and lakes. And some of you might just set up your tent in the backyard and enjoy a night under the open skies.
For those of you who are already on the road, share your journeys by using #heimplanet #whereveryougo for us to follow you around the world.
MORE THAN "BEING OUTDOORS"
The urge, to escape your day-to-day life every once in a while, is rooted deeply in all of us. Yet few people have really understood the true value of that experience. Especially those who have never given in to that urge.
Everyone likes the idea to just leave everything behind you and break free a little – just enjoying the silence of nature. Sadly, only few possess the bravery to except this silence, resist the need of surrounding yourself this constant entertainment and acutally “be” where you are. Silence does not necessarily mean to be in solitude. Silence means being without distraction and focussing on what is truly valuable to you and makes you feel good. For us, that means friendship, good food, and a place that awakes the inner child in you, in other words – SEASON OPENING.
All the time we hear stories from our HEIMPLANET circle or from friends of the brand that show – those who broke free once will do it again and again. Those who let themselves fall into the silence will appreciate their surroundings more, get closer to the things most important in life and find their way back into their inner strength.
– “Being” Outdoors rather than being “outdoors”
Pictures by Charly Schwarz, David Herzig & Luca Jaenichen