Basic Camping Tips
Camping can be described as an activity involving leaving one’s permanent resident for stay at a temporary location usually far from civilization- in the wild (a semi-great forest region experience).
Camping as an activity was founded by Thomas Hiram Holding. It was a way of going out for adventures. Camping could be done on land, or on the sea in a boat. Camping activities could involve learning skills like hunting, fishing, tent making, fire making, etc.
Benefits of camping
No doubt camping contributes to the health of an individual; when the boss says `take the rest of the week off, go camping or something..` one or a few written below is what he has in mind:
It helps improve mental health, providing a clear mind before returning to the bustling city.
It is an avenue for bonding and revival of good relationships among individuals.
Camping is also important as it provides grounds and a medium for exploring.
How to plan a camp
Camping is a different experience from picnics, prioritize quiet and serenity over pretty landscapes. The following will provide you a wonderful camping experience:
Location: Camping entailing leaving civilization doesn`t include the habitat of wild species as a camping environment. It would be highly improper to endanger oneself by going to set up camp just to be neighbors with hungry lions and other wild creatures.
Survey: before embarking on any camping experience, the spot for camping and its environs should be surveyed. Knowing the location is not sufficient to pick a site for camping. Also doing this would help determine the type of shelter to be used during camping. Survey would help the planner know what possible games and activities that can be carried out in such a location. Games and other social activities add the spice making it lively, educative, and fun.
Camping amenities: there are reserved campsites, It is important to book such a spot early then carry out a thorough check-through of the amenities provided.
Accessibility: the site for camping should be easily assessable in case of any emergency- health or security.
Safety list: draw up your safety list and give it to campers. As the planner, you are much aware of the things available on camp. Giving out a safety list would enable campers to know what to pack and what not to pack. This would in turn enable campers to avoid unnecessary luggage.
How to prepare for a camp
When going camping, one major and important thing to note about camping is that, no matter where it is done, you would be leaving the comfort of your home and going to a tasking environment. Your preparation should not tend towards making yourself comfortable but towards adjusting and surviving. Arrangement for basic necessities should be foremost. When going for camp:
⮚ Make a list of everything you need and be sure to also check with the camp planner safety list so as to know about every other thing required for the camp.
Sleep well a night the night to your trip as you might spend the whole of the following day clearing and arranging your camp area
⮚ Pack and repack. This would help you minimize your intended luggage, pack lightly, and properly fit them in your camping bag.
⮚ Pack according to the weather and terrain. Camping activities are meant to make you smart and responsive to any situation, therefore clothes and shoes should be able to serve all weather. Note you are going to be outside a lot
⮚ Take very proper care of yourself in the camp. That it is not your home and you are not comfortable doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of yourself or wait till you get home before treating yourself well.
⮚ Lastly and most importantly, have fun, communicate, make new friends, and don’t break the rules. Unlike camping in the movies, dangers would be very real and may be catastrophic; it’s better avoided than experimented with.