Are you tired of your usual city or forest campgrounds? Want to try something a little more adventurous? Then why not try camping in the great outdoors. With this simple guide, you too can sleep al fresco under open stars and have a happier [holiday/vacation/trip] for it!
Why would somebody want to go camping? This question has its answers in many different forms, but this article will answer it with one reason: so you can have a great time while having fun! Camping is the practice of setting up temporary shelter in the outdoors. Many people use tents for this purpose after deciding that looking for natural shelter wouldn’t be optimal since finding it may prove difficult. Alternatively, some prefer hammocks over tents because they are easier to set up and are generally more comfortable. Of course, there are other reasons that people enjoy camping besides just sleeping comfortably, such as enjoying the fresh air of Mother Nature if they live in a large city or eating some delicious food.
Before going on your epic outdoor adventure, there are a few things that you need to do beforehand. You should always check with local authorities about any restrictions on where you can pitch your tent. Do some research into what wildlife is present in the area and learn some basic wildlife protection techniques.
Also, ensure that everyone going with you knows how to set up a campsite and extinguish a fire properly. It’s also essential to ensure that you have a first aid kit and a fully charged phone [with power] with you should anything go wrong. Tarp canvas camps are durable and effective for giving you a great experience.
Be ready for emergencies
In the case of an emergency, fire safety is paramount. Ensure that all fires are built in an established fire ring where there has been a previous camp before. Instead, focus on using fallen branches and logs for fuel, ensuring that they’re all roughly the same length so that they burn evenly. Also, do not gather large amounts of wood from the surrounding area, as this can be easily traced back to your campsite and will result in potential fines for vandalism or illegal camping.
When it’s time to light your fire, make sure that everyone knows about safe distances from it and avoid leaving thyme sticks too close together as this can cause them to catch alight. It’s also vital that your fire be appropriately extinguished when ready to go, using water to dampen the ashes rather than leaving it intact.
Also, try not to bring too much stuff with you when camping out in the wilderness. The simpler life is for you, the better. A good tip would be to classify everything in Ziploc bags or compartments in your backpack so that if something gets dirty or wet, it isn’t everything else with it.
Another technique would be finding a nearby stream and washing your dishes with sand instead of soap to conserve water usage at campsites. But once again, please ensure that no soapsuds get into any waterways as this can promote algal bloom and kill off massive amounts of fish and other forms of aquatic life.
Another good idea is to keep some essential toiletry items in a bag or backpack separate from your main camping gear if you get lost. Items such as wet wipes, extra clothing, emergency rations, compass, etc., are all some things that you should always have on hand regardless of where you are going. Always remember that the wilderness can be a very unforgiving place if you don’t know what you’re doing. So stay safe!