I'm an Admin from 68forums, saw a post elsewhere that a little "life" needed to happen here, and wandered on over.
I'm at/near retirement age and like a more relaxed camping experience, but still prefer swinging in a hammock or on a cot 'neath a tarp.
Nearly all of my camping is solo, so I spend a lot of my time reading while enjoying the fresh air and camping atmosphere. Most of my time has been in Seattle, however, I also lived in Alaska for ten years, and spent another ten years commuting to/from (while living in Seattle). My work schedule was two weeks on/off back in those days.
I've slept 'neath the stars on a river bank in the wilds of Alaska more than once, one time was on a moose hunting trip in November of '91, we were north of Kotzebue by about 100 miles. We (dad and I) were stranded on the wrong side of the river due to the ice on the river going bad. We had to tough it on the wrong side of the river from where camp was. It was -10F and winds were about 20mph all night, without our gear, only what we had on, and a sled full of moose meat.
These days, I tend to haunt KOAs with showers/toilets. I camp out of my Chevy Tahoe or my Dodge Dakota P/U. I enjoy finding a good "camp dog" out for a walk who knows what to do with a steak bone when I've finished my big breakfast. One can never have too many four-legged buddies.