Camping as a rejuvenating exercise has caught momentum among a large segment of the population. It has physical health advantage as well extends relief from stress. Camping has a secure, enjoyable and thrilling experience in the outdoors nature. You may have camped before ;however, each camping retreat has variant dilemmas in terms of
It is advisable to reach the campsite during the daytime. This way you can get familiar with camping site amenities rules and layout. You can erect your tent and set up other facilities during daylight. Respect yours and another campers’ privacy. When on errant try not to walk through another camper’s space. Talk volume should be such, so it doesn’t reach the other camper.
1. Acknowledge the type of trip
You may carry high tech paraphrenia with you like heated chairs, portable showers for convenience. The aim of the trip may be backpacking trip or family excursion, or hiking trip, compound well developed with facilities or primitive layout. This all will decide what you carry with you. Communicate with the campsite in advance to become familiar with what is being offered. Be careful about the weight and bulk of your stuff. In car camping, you can carry more stuff. Some camping grounds are in rough terrain. Wear comfortable footwear to prevent sprains. Be conscious of the type of socks and shoes you wear to avoid blisters. The first-aid case should be handy.
2. Backpack essentials
3. Itinerary information
Let your close friends and relatives know where you will be and how long you will be away. In case you are required to be contacted details of travel plans should be provided. These people can follow up and stay in touch until they reach home.
4. Pet policy
In case a pet accompanies you let the master know the rules of the campsite. Read about it through the internet. A little extra will be charged, and you should be ready to pay it. Off-leash regions are demarcated, and rules should be adhered to. Carry dog food with you along with dog containers required for serving food.
5. Carry meal variety
Carry tinned and semi-cooked food in variety. Find out from the camp which electrical gadgets are available and carry food accordingly. Do not serve the same food for all meals like beans. You can sauté, steam in foil and so forth.
6. Eco-footprint safety
You will thrive well in nature but do not disturb the eco-balance. Dispose-off trash at the appointed place carries trash polyethene to a dispose-off litter which you created.
7. Wind up the campfire
Do not leave food unattended. It will attract wild animals and endanger your security. Tidy up the campfire as you go for hiking or catch up with sleep. At some campground, lockers are a part of the star safety. Keep your food and ingredients here.
8. Carry backpack
The size of the backpack will vary by age group, length of the trail, and volume of weight. By a rough estimate, several days pack is approximately 60-80 litres. However, if you travel by motor and take up trekking from the base camp, a smaller back-pack will be enough.
9. Some energy packed food
Some compact eatable items are a must. These do not spoil for a long time and need no cooking. Included in the list are canned beans, peanut butter, drink powders, soup packets, etc. Drink enough water as outdoor activities will drain out the water from the body.
10. Dress sensibly
Be aware when cotton clothing is comfortable. It keeps you cool. However, if you are in the woods wear synthetics or wool socks to be sweat free. Other clothing items according to campground atmosphere will be sun-hat, hiking boots, raincoat, swimming costume etc. Find out the details of weather conditions beforehand.
Included here is items such as camera, maps, books, chopstick, cooler, folding chair, binoculars etc. All these items are for hobbies and making your stay comfortable.
12. Kitchen Kit
This option is very important. Food must be cooked and served. Some campgrounds provide utensils and electrical gadgets like an oven. In case you must carry pots and pans carry minimum ones such as flatware, pots, pans, cups as well as plates and spoons. Items included should be coordinated with the variety of food you are going to cook and serve. However, do not travel happy.
13. Built a camp
Erect the tent on a levelled ground. Be prepared for rain coverage. See that rainwater flows away and not collected in the tent premises. A tent should be near water facility. It will be easy to wash utensils and fill water bottles. Make sure that food is not placed in the tent. Keep it outside boxes or hang them on trees.
14. Choice of sleeping bags
A tent should be supplemented with sleeping bags, sleeping pads for comfort, and a pillow. The dimensions of the tent will depend on the number of people who will occupy it. Buy the tent keeping in mind the weather on slaughter on it. Rain, snow and wind should not make it wet or uproot it. Moreover, the occupants should not get wet inside. Keep climatic conditions harsher in mind. Large tents have occupancy of 5-6 persons. There are tents for a single person as well. Decide how many tents you need and the space occupancy. For larger tent, carry the tent components and assemble at the site. There are tent poles, rainfly, and tent shell. Carry the equipment to assemble the tent. Putting up the tent may require pop up gazebo, tarps, extra ropes, and bungee cords. If you are single, take help if in a group, you can do the entire work together.
15. Sun protection
Carry sunscreen and adorn a hat as well as sunglasses to protect you from harsh sun rays. Intake of water should be sumptuous to keep at bay dehydration.
Before you go camping plan with foresight and be prepared to face emergencies, some items like toothbrush or toothpaste are forgotten. Waterproof matchboxes are a necessity. Paper napkins are much needed. Tubs come handy in washing utensils as you plan to make a list of items you will need. Involve the whole family. Keep a carton- days in advance.
Keep putting items in it as you remember. If you have been to be camping before, your experience will help you. Freshers need to do a lot of spade work. Do internet survey to get to know more about the place.