Every year especially during vacations most individuals prefer spending nights in tents or camps for fun. For a best experience which is exciting, comfortable and safe in such occasions, there are don’ts and do’s which you should be aware of for maximum enjoyment during camping.
Relaxation cannot only be experienced in the big hotels but also outdoor experience watching mother-nature provisions can be relaxing. The camping guide below lists the things you must be having knowledge of before going out for camping.
- Gear up
Planning is very key when it comes to camping. It comes first in the factors included in the hiking camping guide for consideration. Such involves analyzing the items you will go for camping with on the basis of the room space you have as well the amount of time you will spend camping. Bulk and weight should be considered if hiking will be done on the site of camping. Get the essentials and forget of luxurious extras.
- Select the pack to carry
Based on trekking distance, go for a backpack fit for the distance. The pack’s volume are measured using liters. Camping going for 2 to 5 days need pack of about the range of 60 liters to 80 liters. If the camping will involve a car whereby when going for hikes you will use the car, you can carry just that small pack. The small pack will be enough for carrying the daily supplies and provisions.
- Nice sleep
As you assemble the items you need, remember sleeping well is essential. Have yourself with pillow, sleeping pad for some more comfort, sleeping bag and a tent as well. Depending on the number of people camping, choose a tent which will fit everyone. Ensure the tent can resist adverse weather. For winter camping, consider carrying a type of tent called mountaineering tent which is capable of withstanding such harsh conditions.
- Fire up
Not unless the plan is on surviving on PB&J sandwiches as only food, carry with yourself charcoal, wood, fire starters, utensils, pots, skillet, propane stove, matches, newspaper and also plates. Ensure your camping site allows campfires.
- Foods to carry
Some of the great food options to carry on camping sites include; peanut butter, drink powders, canned beans, beef jerky, peanut butter and trail mix among others. These are perfect choices which cannot spoil easily and need not to be cooked.
- Cloth type to dress in
The woods might provoke you to put on cotton clothes but then choose clothes which are moisture-wicking and also wool or synthetic socks for keeping the body free from sweat and dry.
- The essential gadgets
Do not forget to pack gadgets such as phone chargers, multi-tool, extra batteries and a flashlight to make the camping experience easier and safer. For maximum enjoyment of the outdoor environment, consider some other gadgets such as binoculars, Chap Stick, coolers, folding chairs, books, maps and also a camera.
During camping most probably you will encounter occasions that will get you dirty. Therefore, come with toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush and soap. Make use of baby wipes for wiping the dirt. Have a hand sanitizer with you then carry garbage bags for putting dirty clothes.
The things you need to know aid in the planning process. This is a very important phase when preparing to go out for camping. This is because for instance if the camping involves people from different places, you will get to know who is responsible for what and hence successful preparation.