Camping – oh boy! Taking time out to appreciate nature is a great way to spend time with your family or just with yourself. It can be thrilling, awe inspiring and even relaxing if you do it right. Read the tips in this article so you can have an exciting and fun filled camping trip.
When you’re camping, always look for shelter prior to dark. Once the woods are dark, it is very difficult to find firewood, pitch your tent and prepare some food. This is even more true if you’re accustomed to city life, and your eyes haven’t adjusted to the darkness of the woods. To ensure you get your campsite operational arrive several hours before sunset.
If you are planning any kind of backcountry camping, a must carry item is a fire starter kit. If you are in a survival situation, fire is a way to cook, keep you warm, purify water, and signal for help. Many camping stores sell fire starters that can be used when wet and do not require any fuel. Also, try making fire when you are not in a survival situation so you know you can do it if the need arises.
When it comes to food, bring only what you need on a camping trip. Extra food out in the wilderness is a calling card for wild animals to come visiting your campground. If you do find that you have additional food, tie it up in cloth and handg it as high as you can in a tree away from your immediate campground. This will help keep you from unwanted animal introductions.
Camping is a popular thing to do on vacation, but if it is not planned well, it can turn into a disaster. Hopefully, you have found what you need in this article to start preparing for you trip, so it can be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.