Every year, so many people leave the luxury of their homes to enjoy time in a camp under the beautiful sky full of stars. From mental peace to physical health benefits, there are many reasons why a camping trip is so much fun and healthy. If you wish to have a safe, relaxed, and thrilling outdoor experience, learn following tips that you must know before you go:
Decide on how much outdoor gear you can take with you on the basis of the length of your stay at a campsite. If you will be hiking, keep the weight low. No one can hike with a heavy bag! Make sure you have warm clothes, water and absolute essentials like boots for camping, rope, torch, lighter and trauma shears. Keep the fancy extras in your car and pack only most needed gear.
Things which you must not leave behind are the camping tent, sleeping bag, a cushion or pillow. Stay comfy! Sleeping outdoor doesn’t mean you can’t take a pillow with you. The size of the tent should be according to how many people will be staying in it. One thing you must figure out is that your tent is weather resistant. If its summer or you expect a rainfall any soon you should go with a light weight tent and if it’s cold winter then a mountaineering tent will do best for you.
Lighting the Fire
If you have already made sandwiches for you and your fellow camping mates that’s okay but if you actually have to cook something then you might want to take charcoal grills with you to the campsite. Wood, newspapers, utensils and fire starters are things you must keep. Make sure the site allows you to have a campfire. Have some sand and water close if the fire has to be put out suddenly.
Yummy protein bars, peanuts, butter, cheese, canned soup, juices, condensed milk powders, and coffee are all absolutely best camping food choices. They are very easy to pack and won’t require any cooking. Keep a big bottle for water as it very important you drink at least 16 ounces of water daily if you are doing an outdoor activity.
Stay safe in the sun and avoid bugs and ticks
Don’t face too much heat; make sure you wear a hat and sunglasses if you are camping in a sunny weather. To avoid dehydration, drink lots of water and keep a sachet of ORS in case you get dehydrated.
Wear high socks while moving in the grass and use insect repellent to keep your skin safe from bugs and mosquitoes at nighttime. If you feel like you got a cut from some insect, immediately wash that infected area and apply a soothing cream.
Lastly, one extra tip for you is that beware of the bears! It may sound a bit funny to you but bears don’t attack mostly. If you see a grizzly bear on your campsite just curl up right where you are and play dead.
As for leaving off with your friends after a nice camping experience, you must make sure the campsite’s unpolluted and eradicate all your stuff from the tent.
Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves traveling. Currently, he is studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at thesmartlad.com.