Outdoor Camping Know-How for All the Beginners
4Nature needs are known and experienced. Camping is the best way for an urge to satisfy Biophilia. Moreover, it helps to reduce your stress and to help your physic. If you are new to hiking and camping, then you need to prepare yourself to ensure a memorable experience.
There are various types of camping as follows:
1. Adventure Camping
It is a form of camping by people who race during the day and take rest night. They use the basic items of camping such as sleeping bags, small stove, tents, etc.
- Backpacking: It can give the maximum experience of wilderness. With the help of specialized gear for camping, anyone can enjoy remote places.Bicycle Camping
- Bicycle Camping: It combines camping with cycling. You can experience different natural and developed places.Glamping
- Glamping: It combines camping with comfort, luxury, and amenities of home. Those who do not want to go rough and still wants to experience nature can pick this option.Survivalist Camping
- Survivalist Camping: These campers learn the skills needed to survive in any wild situation. This camping may require skills like hunting animals for a meal, emergency medical treatments, orienteering, and pioneering.
Follow the guide below: perfect for any neck of wood!
2. Make a list
You need to make a list of all the required things. One never wants to leave essentials at home while experiencing nature.
3. Gear up
Figure out what to bring according to your campsite and how long the trek will be. You should never forget that no one wants to schlep 50-60 pounds backpack up to a mountain. Pack your rucksack with necessary items only.
4. Check your permits
You need to check whether you need any kind of permit for the locations you are going to visit.
If you require some, get them before you leave for your camping.
5. Fire up
If you are not planning to subsist on food like sandwiches, then do not miss to bring along fire starter, paper, plates, bowls, pot, utensils, etc.
Always look around if the place allows campfires and always keep sand and water nearby in the case fire needs to put out quickly.
6. Chow down
If you find some place in your backpack, then you can pack some camping food like canned beans and soups, tea, and coffee, peanut butter, etc.
7. Go along with gadgets
By gadgets, we do not mean video games or other gadgets. We should keep those gadgets at home only to experience nature. To make your camping much safer, you should bring along a flashlight, batteries, and tools.
8. Safety comes first
No matter how safe the journey seems, one should never forget to put the first-aid kit in a backpack.
9. Some extras to make your journey enjoyable in woods
You can bring cameras, books, maps, binoculars, etc.
10. Pick your dress
Choose moisture-wicking clothes to keep yourself dry and sweat free. Do not forget to bring raingear, sunglass, hiking shoes and other essentials according to your journey.
11. Look for a place
Pick a place to set up your tent somewhere safe. You should pick a place where you can find water stream nearby. At first, you should always look for an open and flat landscape. The place should be far enough where the wild animal cannot reach easily. You have to look out for the altitude of the place. High altitude can become the reason for sickness.
12. Set up tent
If you are going for the first time for a camping trip, it’s important to collect information about tents which you are going to use on the campsite. It comes in various forms in the market and you have to choose according to your environment at the campsite.
There are different factors which need to be considered such as size, material, weather conditions, strength, and pitching.
Some of the types of the tents are listed below:
A. Hoop Tents
These tents are designed for snowy places. The shape of this tent provides easy slide to snow and water. They provide stability regardless of position it is being placed. They provide space and head room. These are very light weighted and easy to carry. Hoop tents are most compact.
B. Modified A-frame Tents
Modified A-frame tents are similar to A-frame tents. They just differ in a shape of supporting rods. These tents are a curved shape. It provides more space inside a tent than it does in ‘A-frame’ tent.
C. Traditional A-frame Tents
They are shaped like an “A” and so are called “A” framed tents. These tents are light weighted and easy to carry around. These tents are not spacious inside. They cannot stand against the heavy wind. It can only provide shelter. You should pick this tent only if you are not looking for more than a shelter at your campsite.
D. Tunnel Tents
These tents are known for its stability. It is more stable when it is pitched to oncoming winds but if it is pitched on the other end than it provides less stability. These tents look like a tunnel, and therefore it helps to provide more space inside. These tents are more comfortable than A-frame and modified A-frame tents.
E. Dome Tents
Dome tents are the most stable. They can stand against any worst condition much better than any other tents. They are easy to move around while erected. That is the reason they are preferable among all buyers.
Take care of your tents by keeping it dry while packing.
13. Play it safe with nature
Avoid camping along. Always go with your friends or others so that they can ask for help in any kind of emergency. Keep going with a positive attitude, common sense and all the equipment listed above to experience amazing camping experience. With safe steps and active brain, nature can be your best friend.
14. Proceed with cautious and avoid ticks
Camping sometimes involves rough terrain. Always wear hiking shoes and high socks to avoid blisters and cuts and scratches. Avoid walking through high grass to save you with ticks. In the case of it bites, disinfect the area with soap and wash your hands after that.
15. Beware of wild animals
Always keep campsite clean and remove food from your tent. If you find any wild animal near your campsite, do not make any quick movement. They perceive humans as a threat so instead of threatening them by any kind of attack it is better to curl up in the fetal position and play dead.
16. Stay healthy
Save yourself from the sun. Apply sunscreen on your body and wear hat and sunglass. Do not let yourself dehydrate. Avoid the threat of hypothermia by taking care of yourself according to the places and situations.
17. Keep campsite clean
Nature is the home of every living being. You do not have any right to spoil it. Always clean your campsite before you leave it. Do not throw any type of waste here and there. Do not mix any type of noxious thing with the water stream. Always put out the fire with the help of sand or water before you leave that place. Leave place as you found it.
I hope that above mentioned ideas for Camping will help you. Do you have some suggestions? Mention them below in comment box and let us know your reviews. We would be more than happy to assist you. Happy Camping!