I know what you’re telling yourself…I’d really like to camp, it seems fun but I don’t have any clue how to camp, what to bring or what to anticipate. There are a couple things you really have to determine 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 footing. Trevornick What type of camping have you ever decided to do? Did you wish to RV camp? Camper/Trailer camp? Tent camp? Backpack/Hike camp? Canoe/kayak camp?
Determining the sort of camping you would like to do can help you in what type of equipment and experience is necessary. For instance, you would need a vastly different type of gear such as RV camping versus hiking camping.
RV Camping (or recreational vehicle camping) is most like living in your home since you bring a furnished vehicle that you essentially reside in along with you. It’s possible to make your RV just as comfortable as you enjoy. Everything that you want from house can most likely be brought with you in your RV. All you really need to believe about are what foods and individual items you’d like to market it with. This sort of camping is generally for the men and women who don’t want to”rough it” but also may love to be societal since many times RV are parked rather close each other or in similar sections. 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 compared to RV camping. Many times campers or trailers don’t have showers or bathrooms, unlike most RVs. Based on the camper or trailer, a fridge might not be included either. Normally, camper or trailer camping is more for people who don’t want to sleep on the floor or worry about severe weather but nevertheless wish to escape there.
Tent camping is more for people who’d like to”rough it.” Tent camping requires you to think about all your basic needs ahead of time (meals, hygiene, restroom needs, shelter, viewing at night, heat ). There are actually varying degrees of tent camping also. Some people like to make a tent and store for all their requirements while others like to camp in more remote areas away from people. Packing for a tent camping trip may be time consuming since you need to think of everything you may need.
Backpacking or Hiking camping is somewhat more for the experienced campers. Consider it. . .everything you think you are going to want you have to be in a position to strap to your back and take it for a significant distance. You have to have the ability to pack well and pack light!
Canoe/kayak camping is much like hiking camping about packaging but you need to bring a different element. You need to be certain everything is watertight. Canoe/kayak camping could be to the more experienced camper and of course, for men and women who know how to canoe and/or kayak.
Recommendations for camping scenarios:
RV Camping – Shop around and do research before you decide in an RV for purchase. Talk to people who already own them and ask them what they like and do not enjoy about their particular model. Proceed to RV dealerships and stroll through a bunch of them. Maybe, go so far as renting an RV on a small trip to determine what you do or do not enjoy about RV camping.
Camper/Trailer Camping – Since there may be no comforts such as a refrigerator, more setup and forethought is necessary. You most likely will need to purchase a two or cooler to keep your food and drinks chilled. Additionally, you might need to think about generators in the event that you want to conduct electric products. Though you may have beds in the camper you might need to put bedding in.
Tent Camping – Think about the sort of tent camping you’d love to do. Does my tent need to be lightweight? Waterproof? Wind sturdy? What size tent do I want (household size or just for me personally )? What terrain will I be camping on? A fantastic camping tent may make all the difference on your journey.
Backpacking/Hiking Camping – Look for lightweight materials, as you need to carry them all. Equipment research into milder weight sturdy hiking backpacks is a fantastic idea. Always check ahead of time if the area you wish to hike and camp allows people to achieve that. Pay attention to “no trespassing” signs and heed them. Check your weather! You need to know what gear to package for the weather. It is also recommended that you camp with a buddy. If something should happen, there needs to be somebody who can go get help.
Canoe/kayak Camping – It may be a good idea to take some canoe or kayak lessons (and swimming lessons) before trying a camping trip in this way. Perhaps you might want to rent a canoe or kayak to make sure you enjoy the activity before diving in. Where have you decided to go camping? Are you really going to be camping in the Desert? Beach? Forest/woods?
This is a really important question to answer so as to work out your main needs. You would prepare very differently for desert camping than you would for camping in the forest.
In Desert camping temperatures may have intense ranges from the warmth of the day to the cold of night. The largest threats (the majority of the year) from the desert are the sun and dehydration. It is very important to protect yourself with sunscreen and drink lots of water. As a result of dry atmosphere you are not mindful of just how much you’re perspiring since it disappears so quickly off your skin.
Beach camping is very fine but you need to prepare it. Because of the character of sand it is difficult to weigh down things with regular tent stakes. You will find tent stakes that are much longer for this particular function. Additionally you must be prepared for the risk that sand could get into everything. Based on how deep in the sand you want to go you should think about the vehicle you’re using to get there. Again, with the disposition of sand it might be tricky to dig yourself back out. You might want to bring a scoop or arbitrary slice of wood.
Forest/woods are often perfect for shelter from rainstorms and sunlight. They are also perfect for hammocks but you need to take note of biting insects and certain plants that are itchy. Bug spray could be a massive recommendation for camping in the woods. When or what time of the year are you really going camping?
Figuring out which sort of weather you are going to need to deal with while camping is key. Personally, I believe this is the most important information necessary to plan a suitable camping trip. Obviously when you have an RV, this information probably will not help you since you aren’t exposed to the components.
Colder weather camping obviously requires warmer clothes but you might want to consider a warmer camping sleeping bag regardless of what method of refuge you’re using.
Wetter weather camping means your terrain might be more difficult to take care of. If you’re tent camping, it would be advisable to put a tarp under your tent, then look for marginally higher floor to pitch your tent and always use your rain flys.
In hotter weather always be certain that you keep yourself hydrated. If you bring your water on you, bring lots. If you’re hiking camping, you might want to think about a water therapy or a camping water filter.
Congratulations on taking your first step toward camping by answering these preliminary questions. You are now on your way to going for a camping trip tailored to your particular requirements 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 own discretion.
Matters to take camping:
FIRST AID/SURVIVAL KIT
Snake bite kit
Silk balls or cotton swabs
Moleskin (for sore feet)
Individually wrapped gauze pads
Clean old towel or part of bed sheet folded up
Steristrips (to hold cuts together)
Motion sickness medicine
Sleeping bag (sleeping mat for under or air mattress)
Flash lighting (& good Added batteries)
Camping lanterns (with fuel or good Added batteries)
Disposable butane lighter
Cooler (& Pot )
Water (or water filter or water purification tablets)
Clothing (weather appropriate)
Great walking shoes
Canteen (or hydration pack)
Firewood (bring or purchase at campsite)
Backpack (and/or day pack)
Games (cards, frisbee, small portable games)
Camera (& Superior batteries)
S’mores fixings (large marshmallows, graham crackers & Hershey’s® chocolate)
Obviously food (canned & packaged usually do well)
Stove (& fuel or charcoal) or a grill or dutch oven
Pot & pan (and cooking utensils if planning to cook)
Re-sealable plastic bags
Note: If there are bear boxes in which you camp….use them!
THINGS OFTEN FORGOTTEN
Wine bottle opener
Soap (dish soap & bar soap)
Rope or cable (12′ to 24′)
MREs (military term for”meals ready to eat”)
Suturing kit (for extreme cases)
Fish kit (& 15′ of 10 pounds ) Line & sinkers & 35mm film container & bass hooks)
Water filter or water purification pills
Lifejackets (camping nearby water)
Baking soda (such as toothpaste, insect bites, antacid, odors, etc.)