Enjoying the outdoors is definitely my personal favorite activity in life. Depending on how far you should go a popular campsite it is fairly inexpensive when you are properly prepared, very enjoyable.
Priorities for your outdoor adventure:
Water, Water, Water is above all most of your concern. When you leave the comforts of civilization you will not only need water for drinking however for washing yourself, your utensils, as well as perhaps even filling the radiator of your respective car or truck. Of course I’m assuming you are taking a vehicle in your camp site. If you might be backpacking of traveling lite you’ll want to do some research of the area you intend to go and find out where ponds will probably be and map them out. You can’t depend on water being drinkable – clear of parasites. So you need to take an availability of purification tablets or obtain a water pump having a purification filter.
Fire – Keeping Warm:
Check with all the forest want to see what sorts of campfires are permissible in your community you’re planning to become camping. Depending on what time of year it is, some area’s do not allow any kind of fire due to severe draught bringing about high fire danger. Most with the time, especially in designated camping areas you will find some type of camp stove in order to smoke and keeping warm.
Starting your Fire:
Take a lot of matches, when possible purchase some water proof matches. Other fire starting sources are propane lighters, and survival kits with Magnesium Fire Starter and Flint Fire Starter. They are small , very mobile as well as in expensive. So pointless not to have one.
Take Plenty of Food:
Food which will spoil fast, like fresh meat – steaks, chicken etc. needs to be eaten the very first evening out or have a cooler with dry ice to keep it from spoiling. Take lots of canned food don’t forget to keep in the cool shady area. Stock up on dried fruits, nuts, jerky, energy bars, stuff you don’t have to be worried about, are nutritious and very mobile. Also grab some packets of freeze dried food.
You will likely be miles from any emergency services so expect you’ll defend yourself if necessary.
You should carry a knife always. It has many uses and no reason at all not have one along. An axe or hatched. Very useful when gathering wood and an excellent tool to get at the service. A pistol if you happen to be more comfortable with firearms and know how to use one is definitely nice to possess. It’s a good idea to check with local authorities to ensure firearms are permissible in your town. Pepper Spray is one from the best devices for protection against bear, any animal and in many cases humans.
All the Comforts of Home? No, You Won’t Have That, So Be Prepared and Think!
Are you going for a tent for protection from the weather, maybe winging it and taking a sleeping bag. Or have you been camping light but with protection if you take your sleeping bag and a bivvy bag for protection from the weather?
So just what Bivvy Bag or another terms are Bivy Bag, Bivouac Sack, Bivi Bag?
Anyway these are light easy to carry sacks that you put your sleeping bag in and zip up around your bag and head providing you with protection against, rain, wind, snow promoting a little more comfort. Some literally lay against the face. Of course you can sleep in your corner but I choose to ones who have frame work around your face supplying you with some personal space. Much more comfortable. Most of them are waterproof and give some insulation value.
Be prepared for all weather conditions. Even when it can be warm make sure you have a jacket, sweatshirt, long pants, not just shorts, long sleeve shirts that you can layer and stay comfortable. Pack a hat with a large brim for protection from the sun and a stocking cap to use through the night. Be ready for rain. If you don’t wish to take rain gear a minimum of please take a few large plastic garbage bags. Cut a slit at the bottom and put it over your brain. They work great.