Camping is a fun activity by itself, but let’s add more fun to it by applying some of our simple tips. Going out of our house and doing something that is different from our daily routine is quite stress-relieving. Sometimes, life can be boring. You go to work every day and then go home, and then work again the next day. This casual routine drains our energy fast. We need to do something new and run away from the busy crowd of the city. Camping is the best way to relax and experience the fresh air from nature.
- Check the site that you will
It is always good to know what to expect once you are on your camping trip already. Try going to the place where you will hold your camping activity. Or, if you can’t visit the place, you can at less do a research about it. Verify if there are stores nearby so you can buy your needs if there is any. Also, try to choose a place that has a source of water nearby.
- Stay cautious
There are a couple of dangers associated with camping. Of course, you will be spending your nights in the wild where people don’t usually sleep. That’s why there should be some safety practices to be observed or followed. Stay alert for some poisonous animals or plants in the area. If there is, you should transfer immediately. Don’t forget to bring first-aid kits. Try to avoid camping near a river or lake since that is where insects usually thrived. But, if you still want to camp near a body of water, at less bring some insect repellants.
- Maintain proper hygiene
Even though we are living in the woods, where we don’t usually meet people, it is still good to keep yourself clean. Staying for a couple of days on the wild will get your dirty so you should bring some of the basic cleaning tools. Toothbrush, toothpaste and toilet paper are what you would usually need. Bring soap too, for washing your hair as well as your hands before eating. Just remain as clean as possible in order to avoid some illness. Clean yourself before sleeping. Bring some extra clothes enough for the entire trip. Overall, keeping yourself clean will actually make camping a lot more comfortable and enjoyable.
- Watch out for bears
As mentioned earlier in this article, research your camping site for some hazards before going. However, if you think bears will appear on the site, you should know what to do. First off, bears are not actually aggressive to human beings. Even though they look big and scary, they are actually afraid of humans. So basically, what are your going to do is to act brave instead of looking like a prey. Make some noise and prepare some rocks. They will usually run away if they realize that you are a human. You can also play dead so that they will just pass by and ignore you.
- Avoid too much exposure from the sun
Staying under the sun is great sometimes. It heats out body up and makes us comfortable overall. There are some health benefits of doing so too. It gives vitamins to your body, which is good. But, of course, everything that is too much is bad. Letting the sun shine on your skin for extended periods will cause some damage. Bring some hat and sunscreen to keep your skin safe. If you are out gathering firewood, make sure to wear a protective clothing. The heat from the sun also drains a lot of water from our body, so it is best to keep yourself hydrated by drinking a lot of water.
- Make sure that your camping equipment are in good conditions
You will be bringing a lot of camping equipment on your trip. All the necessary equipment like camping cooler, backpacking stove, flashlight, tent, etc. should be available on the camp site. So, of course, you need to check if they are in good condition before going. Charge your phone, flashlight, or bring a power bank if possible. The thing is, if one of those necessary equipment stop functioning, your camping trip is over. You don’t want that to happen right? Of course not, it is more satisfying if you can continue camping for as long as you want.
- Get enough sleep
Sleep restores our lost energy. It makes us feel refreshed and lively the next day. Your camping experience would be less than satisfying if you are not getting enough sleep during the night. To make your sleep good, you should get a tent of sufficient size, which can store all your materials inside while still giving you enough space for lying down. Getting a comfortable camping cot is also good, so that you will be elevated from the ground.