The freedom of travelling to an unknown place and sleeping outdoors under canvas is a wonderful experience you shouldn’t miss out on. Visiting and using campsites with family and parents is fun but the thrill of camping solo or with fellow adventure enthusiasts remains unbeaten. You may have always had an affinity for the wild, but your age must’ve been the only thing coming in the way of your independence when into the wild. Reaching out to seasoned campers can help prepare you for the ins and outs of a camping expedition, and their years of experience can help you discover and tailor your camping trip to suit you for maximum enjoyment.
When in the wilderness, one has to be ready for the unexpected and fend for themselves. From cooking to clearing the campground or using the knife for gutting fish, a camper must know how to survive and strike back in times of threats or danger. You may be a good hunter, but it is useless if you do not prepare for what you will do after you shoot an animal. So keep reading for some tips for a successful camping trip.
- Prepare for a comfortable stay
You should get a two-man tent for one person. The water-resistant canvas material is ideal for any weather conditions. Check that your tent bag has all the poles. Try to carry a gaffer tape to quickly fix any untimely damages like a snapped tent pole or a tear. Carry a silver space blanket and spread it on the ground before placing your mattress for greater insulation. You can also save space in your luggage by packing your clothes in the sleeping bag and using it as a pillow.
- Clear the campground
Although it’s common to pitch your tent under a tree, you should refrain from doing it. The shade with the sunlight coming through the leaves may seem inviting, but your tent is open to dewdrops and moisture. It’s especially unsafe to have a tent under a tree during the monsoon. With global warming, nowadays rains are an unexpected phenomenon, and you definitely can’t have a tree fall on your tent and smash all the equipment or catch fire. Precisely why you should carry some knives for camping to clear the campground and pitch your tent in a safe space.
- Carry cookware, vegetables, meat and spices
Camping doesn’t necessarily mean that you’d have to rely on instant noodles. Carry some cookware, pulses, vegetables and spices, and you’re all set to cook yourself a simple and yet healthy meal. You can pack a UK legal pocket knife or even a fixed blade knife if you have a reasonable excuse and use it as a tool to sear the meat and chop some onions for a warm bowl of stew. Cooking your food with fresh ingredients is way better than premade camping food full of preservatives.
- Pack bin bags
It is your responsibility to keep the environment clean and habitable for the animals. As a first time camper, you may not do the hunting, dressing or gutting the animal, but you should always carry some bin bags to dispose of any waste. Use the bin bags to pack all waste and carry them back home. Keep your sleeping and eating areas separate not to ruin the feel and smell of the place.
- Carry a battery charger and campus
You don’t want your phone to run out of charge when using the camera to capture beautiful scenes. A campus will help you keep track of direction when hiking.
The camping experience will surely leave a lasting impression when you come prepared.