Camping really brings life into focus. No electricity, shared cold water at the roadside spigot, communal "flush" toilets, (after all it can't be too rough) -- and it rains. There are no bedrooms to retreat into, no tv to get sucked into, just a family, a picnic table covered by a screen house and a bin of board games. It doesn't get much better.
No microwave, no oven, just a gas stove top with three burners. Simple one pot meals, with still plenty of burner space to heat water for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and dishes; all in the same pan. (And no dishwasher, but there is something very relaxing about washing dishes outside.)
Less is way way more, for sure.