A Little About Camping

Camping is a great way to retreat into solitude and enjoy the best of nature. This is basically a good way to reflect on your personality where you can learn a number of essential aspects you would not have with the technological world all around you.  Here are some reasons you will need to go camping once in a while.

You’ll discover that you absolutely cannot do without 6-ply toilet paper, but that you’re okay if you have to go without your fully loaded cappuccino with almond milk, chocolate curls and cream on top. But that’s just the small stuff.

When you’re stripped of all entertainment, you’ll miss your weekly dose of Netflix, but you rediscover how you loved to write, read, paint or play music. Those three people you can’t wait to tell your camping stories to? Those are the most important to you and you’ll find yourself missing them the most.

We live in a society where we all specialize in one or two skills. We generally employ those skills the most in our jobs and regular lives. But you’ll realize you’re also great at motivating yourself or a group of friends to finish the hike that seems never ending. You find that you actually like making up a meal from a random assortment of ingredients. Camping kinda wipes the slate clean and it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO or an intern. In the campsite, the true king is the one who can get a fire going.

Even if you do yoga or go for a morning run, you’ve fallen into a routine, and your body doesn’t have to think to perform these physical tasks. But remember back when you were a small, unimportant kid, how you could climb trees like a boss? Those physical memories start to twitch somewhere deep inside, and you’ll find yourself looking speculatively at a gnarled old tree one day while you wait for the campfire to brew your coffee, wondering which branch will give you the best foothold.

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When leaving for a camping adventure, you will most probably have to consider what to take on board to make everything easy for you. A first aid kit, lighting, a map and a compass are just a few of the basics you need to take with you for convenience.

First Aid Kit

Burns, scratches, cuts or bumps—one of these is bound to happen on an active camping trip, making a first-aid kit one of the most important camping essentials you could bring. Don’t arrive at your campsite without it, and be sure to take it on your excursions, as well.

Lantern, Flashlight or Headlamp

Whether you’re stumbling to the bathroom after dark or sneaking a midnight snack, you should always have a lantern and/or flashlight in your camping essentials box. Be sure your light source is easy to reach in the car, in the event that you arrive at your site after dark.

Maps and Compass

You have GPS on your phone, and you may even have a GPS system sitting in your car console. Unfortunately, you may not get a signal in remote camping spots, or as you disappear into the forest to go hiking. Have your navigation essentials, such as a map and compass, with you at all times in case your GPS is less than reliable.

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We are all prone to mistakes when taking on new ventures. When it comes to camping, the first time is always uncertain as any other new venture, and we go wrong in a number of ways, again. Lack of proper prior research, reliance on certain aspects as camp fire and lack of proper time management are just a number of things that can ruin your first camping experience.

A little bit of homework in the beginning is an important part of your camping trip.     It doesn’t have to take hours, but a quick look at some websites, a phone call or email, might just help your camping adventure start off more smoothly.

Nothing worse than getting to a campsite and finding out that whilst it looked to be a basic piece of equipment, you actually need to be a Rhodes Scholar to operate it.     Or worse, it doesn’t work at all, and that piece of equipment was crucial to your cooking!!

Campfires can take a while to build up sufficiently for cooking.   To put a Camp Oven in the coals, those coals need to be very hot and that takes time.    Great when you can do it, but if you are pressed for time and don’t have the commitment to getting that fire set well in advance of dinner, consider having a backup plan.

There is nothing worse than a long trip and then driving around and around a campground looking for a spare spot as the light fades (or its pitch black) to appear miraculously in a peak time.      In some campgrounds, you can only camp at designated spots;  if they are full, you will have to leave that campground, and head off somewhere else.     In the dark, this is something that no camper wants to have to face.

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