So, you’re going away on a camping trip? Do you think that you are prepared for a few of the problems that you may encounter during such a trip? Although most aspects of camping are basic, being prepared can make the difference between a great trip and a disastrous one. The article below has what you need to know.
Always seek shelter before it is too dark to assess your surroundings. Once blackness falls out there in the woods, it can be extremely difficult to pitch a tent, find good firewood and prepare food. Some people cannot see very well at night, and this makes setting up camp at night next to impossible. Avoid these circumstances by finding the right shelter while it is still light.
Your sleeping bag should be seasonally appropriate. If you take a sub-zero bag camping in the middle of summer, you will probably sweat all night, or even overheat. If you are going to bring a light bag in the winter, you may end up freezing and having a miserable time. You may even get hypothermia.
You might think that you can find all of the wood that you need to keep the fire going, but there is a good chance that the wood will be wet. It’s smart to bring your own wood and make sure it stays in a dry area.
Put together a survival pack and have it on you all the time. Survival kits should contain waterproof matches, a survival knife, a first aid kit, a flare gun and water purifying tablets. This kit can keep you alive! Remember to carry it with you and do not leave it in your camp.
After having read this article, it is easy to see that there are many things that can be overlooked in planning. Being prepared is the sure fire way to ensure that you will have a good time no matter what comes your way. Take what you have found here and go forth into the woods!