Eco-friendly Camping Tips
Camping is for everyone. Undeniably, people of
all ages cannot help but have an innate fondness of packing their things and
spending the night outdoors in an open environment. Basically, camping is one
of the most productive forms of recreation. It does not only serve as a
precious bonding moment for large groups and couples alike. Instead, it can be
a very informative and educational tour.
Before you set out for camp however, make sure that you are
well aware of the following camping tips:
a. Before you plan for your camping vacation, make sure that
you have checked the weather forecast. Obviously, you will have to avoid storms
and hurricanes. If your vacation is set on a day that will have an unpleasant
weather, it will be best if you reschedule your camping adventure.
b. In preparing for your camping activity, the first thing
that you should do is to pick a camping site. The choice of camping site will
tell you what equipment, tools, food, and clothing that you ought to bring
during your vacation.
c. In preparing the equipment, make a camping checklist
first. Without a checklist, you might end up forgetting a thing or two of the
most crucial equipment that you need. Pack your things according to your list
and make sure that you have categorized the gear and tools.
d. Before setting your camping tent, make sure that you have
thoroughly checked your camping site. Check your surroundings for nearby
warning signs and advisory regarding poisonous herbs, fruits and vines. Watch
out for warnings about bear, snake, or lion sightings. Make sure that the place
is genuinely safe. To be certain that the place is really secure; find out if
the local authorities and officials recognize the site as an official camping
e. Before you set your camping tent, you should remove all
the rocks and branches from your camping grounds. Make sure that the ground is
flat so you can set up your tent quite perfectly.
f. Choose a campsite that is generally peaceful and
interesting. Bear in mind that the main purpose of camping out is to relax and
have fun. Make sure that your campsite is comfortable for sleeping at night.
g. If you are camping out with your family and friends, make
sure that you have packed enough food and clothing. Check if the tent sizes are
appropriate for the number of people who are going to occupy the tent.
h. If you are camping out with your kids, make sure that you
have checked their packs. Although you can let them pack their things,
supervise your kids. It will be best to pack extra clothes and food for them
since they are more likely to end up wet, dirty, and hungry most of the time.
i. Keep in mind that most tent sizes do not include spaces
for your gear, tools, food stocks, and beverages. That is why it will be better
if you bring an extra tent that will serve as your storage area. Do not forget
to bring a separate cloth bag for your dirty laundry.
j. Keep your campsite safe and clean. Make sure that your
gears, tools, and food are properly stored. Keep your food in close containers
that are compartmentalized. Make sure that your camp fire is far away from your
storage area and never leave the fire unattended.