|Table Of Contents||My Overview of Camping|
According to the dictionary, the definition of camping is "living
outdoors in a tent or trailer while on vacation or as a recreational
activity." It is a great experience to enjoy with family or friends.
The outdoors is also a great place to relax and reflect on
all that has happened in life and even just read a good book. Just make sure your gear is very durable because it is not fun when equipment breaks on you, especially in fowl weather.
I suggest you find an out of the way, quiet campsite and
sit back, relax, and make your own fun. Maybe find a spot in a
national park where there are plenty of outdoorsman-like things to do.
|My Personal Camping Experience||
Even though the dictionary defines camping as using a trailer,
I personally believe camping as being in tents or under the stars only.
A trailer offers you some, even most, comforts of home, but
caming needs to be rustic and one needs to be close to nature, not on a
comfy bed with kitchen amenities and a tv. While camping, I
suggest you try open-fire cooking at least once because personally I
feel that is the best type of cooking.|
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|Tips and Safety Guidelines|
- Clear all fire areas from twigs, leaves, grass, etc. before lighting the fire or you may start a forest fire.
- Leave No Trace- pick up all trash/unnatural waste before leaving the campsite. Leave it better than you found it.
- Make sure there are no ditches and holes beneath your tent or if it rains you'll be flooded out.
trash and food into a heavy container or tie it up into a tree or else
you will have a campsite full of hungry, vicious animals. DO NOT
take any food into your tents or you will wake up face-to-face with a
- Make sure all your equipment is durable and safe.
- Absolutely NO flames in you tent or... well you know what will happen.
- BE PREPARED=> have the proper equipment for anything that could happen. Check the weather before you leave.
- If there is a serious lightning storm, stay away from tall tress or anything metal. Get out of your tent.
- If there is a tornado, get into a ditch or a basement if one is nearby.
|Recommended Packing List|
- tarp for under the tent
- second tarp to use as a shelter for the kitchen area
- kitchen equipment (pots, pans, plates, utensils, etc.)
- spare rope (laundry line, hold up tent, etc.)
- camp stove
- fire starter
- rain gear
- hiking boots or shoes with good ankle support
- camp chair(s)
- bug spray (deep woods OFF 30% DEET or above)
- sunscreen (15 spf or above)
- cell phone
- emergency radio
- GPS (optional)
- first aid kit
- dutch oven
- plenty of fresh water
- water purifier
bag (you might want two in clod weather)- I suggest a down or mummy bag
that can andle 0 degree weather because they are usefull all year
- clothes for the weather
- spare clothes (esp. underwear and socks)
- spare batteries
- good book(optional)
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