I understand what you are telling yourself…I’d really like to camp, it seems interesting but I don’t have any idea how to camp, what to bring or what to expect. There are a couple things you truly have to decide before you can figure out what you want to do to prepare for your camping trip. Assessing the following basic questions will direct you to finding your own footing. Trevornick What kind of camping have you ever chose to do? Did you wish to RV camp? Camper/Trailer camp? Tent camp? Backpack/Hike camp? Canoe/kayak camp?
Determining the type of camping that you want to perform will aid you in what sort of equipment and experience is needed. For example, you would require a vastly different sort of gear such as RV camping versus hiking camping.
RV Camping (or recreational vehicle camping) is most like living in your home because you bring a supplied vehicle that you essentially reside in along with you. You can make your RV just as comfortable as you enjoy. Everything that you want from home can most probably be brought together with you on your RV. All you must think about are exactly what foods and individual items you would like to market it with. This type of camping is generally for the people who don’t want to”rough it” but also may love to be societal since many occasions RV are parked fairly close each other or at similar segments. Though there are a few normal maintenance items with RVs, you essentially park them and reside in them.
Camper or Trailer camping is just a step more rugged than RV camping. Many occasions campers or trailers don’t have showers or bathrooms, unlike many RVs. Based on the camper or trailer, a refrigerator may not be included . Generally, camper or trailer camping is much more for people who don’t want to sleep on the floor or worry about severe weather but nevertheless wish to get out there.
Tent camping is more for folks who would like to”rough it.” Tent camping takes you to think about all of your basic needs beforehand (meals, hygiene, bathroom requirements, shelter, viewing at night, warmth). There are in fact varying degrees of tent camping also. Some people prefer to bring a tent and shop for all of their needs while others prefer to camp in more remote areas away from people. Packing for a tent camping trip can be time consuming because you have to consider everything you may need.
Backpacking or Hiking camping is a bit more for the expert campers. Consider it. . .everything you think you are going to want you’ve got to be able to strap into your back and take it for quite a distance. You have to be able to pack well and pack light!
Canoe/kayak camping is similar to hiking camping about packaging but you have to bring another element. You have to make sure everything is waterproof. Canoe/kayak camping could be for the more seasoned camper and of course, for people that understand how to kayak kayak.
Tips for camping scenarios:
RV Camping – Shop around and do research before you decide in an RV for purchase. Talk to folks who own them and inquire exactly what they like and don’t enjoy about their particular model. Go into RV dealerships and walk through a lot of those. Maybe, go so far as renting an RV on a small trip to determine exactly what you do or don’t enjoy about RV camping.
Camper/Trailer Camping – Since there may be no amenities like a refrigerator, more setup and forethought is necessary. You most likely will have to purchase a two or cooler to keep your food and beverages chilled. Also, you may have to think about generators if you want to conduct electrical items. Though you may have beds at the camper you may have to put bedding .
Tent Camping – Think about the type of tent camping you would love to perform. Does my tent have to be lightweight? Waterproof? Wind hardy? What size tent do I want (household size or simply for me personally )? What terrain will I be camping on? A good camping tent can make all the difference on your journey.
Backpacking/Hiking Camping – Search for lightweight supplies, as you have to carry them all. Equipment research into milder weight rocky hiking backpacks is a good idea. Always check beforehand if the area you would like to hike and camp allows people to achieve that. Pay attention to “no trespassing” signs and heed them. Check your weather! You have to understand what gear to pack for the weather. It’s also encouraged that you camp with a friend. In case something should occur, there needs to be somebody who will go get help.
Canoe/kayak Camping – It may be a good idea to take a kayak or kayak lessons (and swimming courses ) before trying a camping trip in this manner. Perhaps you may wish to rent a canoe or kayak to make sure you enjoy the action before diving . Where have you decided to go camping? Are you going to be camping at the Desert? Beach? Forest/woods?
This really is a really important question to answer so as to figure out your most important needs. You’d prepare quite differently for desert camping than you want camping in the woods.
In Desert camping temperatures can have extreme ranges from the heat of the day into the cold of the night. The biggest threats (the majority of the year) in the desert will be the sun and dehydration. It’s very important to protect yourself with sunscreen and drink lots of water. Due to the dry atmosphere you aren’t aware of how much you are perspiring because it evaporates so quickly off skin.
Beach camping is quite fine but you need to prepare for it. Due to the nature of sand it’s tough to weigh things down with normal tent stakes. There are tent stakes which are much longer with this specific purpose. Additionally you must be ready for the possibility that sand might get in to everything. Based on how deep in the sand you’d like to go you should think about the vehicle you are using to get there. Again, with the nature of sand it may be difficult to dig yourself back out. You may wish to bring a scoop or random slice of wood.
Forest/woods are usually great for shelter from rainstorms and sun. They’re also great for hammocks but you have to be aware of biting insects and particular plants that are itchy. Bug spray could be a huge recommendation for camping in the woods. When or what period of the year are you going camping?
Figuring out which type of weather you are going to have to deal with while camping is essential. Personally, I believe this is the most important information necessary to plan a proper camping excursion. Obviously if you’ve got an RV, this information probably will not help you because you aren’t exposed to the elements.
Colder weather camping obviously requires warmer clothes but you may wish to consider a warmer camping sleeping bag whatever method of refuge you are using.
Wetter weather means your terrain may be more challenging to deal with. If you are tent camping, then it would be advisable to put a tarp under your tent, start looking for slightly higher floor to pitch your tent and always use your rain flys.
In hotter weather always make sure to keep yourself hydrated. Should you bring your water with you, bring a lot. If you are hiking camping, then you may wish to consider a water therapy or even a camping water filter.
Congratulations on taking your first step toward swimming by answering these preliminary questions. You’re currently on your way to planning for a camping excursion tailored to your specific needs and desires.
Below is a list of general items to take camping. Please take from it what works best for you and your situation. Note: Personal items must be included at your discretion.
Things to consider camping:
FIRST AID/SURVIVAL KIT
Snake bite kit
Cotton balls or cotton swabs
Moleskin (for sore toes )
Individually wrapped gauze pads
Clean old towel or a part of bed sheet folded up
Steristrips (to hold cuts together)
Motion sickness Medication
Water purifying tablets or filtration kit
Tent (tarp, stakes, rain fly)
Sleeping bag (sleeping pad for below or air mattress)
Flash lighting (& great extra batteries)
Camping lanterns (with gasoline or great extra batteries)
Disposable butane lighter
Cooler (& Pot )
Water (and/or water filter or water purification pills )
Clothing (weather appropriate)
Great walking shoes
Firewood (bring or buy at campsite)
Backpack (and/or day pack)
Games (cards, frisbee, small portable games)
Camera (& Superior batteries)
S’mores fixings (big marshmallows, graham crackers & Hershey’s® chocolate)
Clearly food (canned & packaged usually do nicely )
Stove (& fuel or charcoal) or a grill or dutch oven
Pot & pan (and cooking utensils if planning to cook)
Cups & plates & eating utensils
Re-sealable plastic bags
Note: If you can find bear boxes where you camp….use them!
THINGS OFTEN FORGOTTEN
Soap (dish soap & bar soap)
Rope or cord (12′ to 24′)
MREs (military term for”meals ready to eat”)
Suturing kit (for extreme cases)
Fish apparel (& 15′ of 10 pounds ) Lineup & sinkers & 35mm film container & fish hooks)
Water filter or water purification pills
Lifejackets (camping near water)
Baking soda (such as toothpaste, insect bites, antacid, scents, etc.)