Important Camping Tips & Guidelines to Enjoy Safe and Pleasant Holidays

Important Camping Tips & Guidelines to Enjoy Safe and Pleasant Holidays

 Last Updated: 16 Nov, 2018 By

If you are planning to have an escape from the city life and want to bask in the lap of nature, plan a camping trip. Camping involves the use of caravans, tents, a primitive structure or even no shelter at all. It is certainly a matchless fun but there are some tips and guidelines, which you should follow to remain safe while camping.

What are Important Tips?

Maintain Hygiene: Cleanliness is the first and foremost consideration when you go out camping. Your clothes and body should be clean. Keep the basic things related to hygiene, such as hand sanitizers, sponge, cotton balls, etc at hand. Never use fragrant lotions, perfumes and scents as they can attract bugs. When you feel tired, you may go to the streams nearby to soak your feet.

Carry a Survival Kit: Being prepared for all contingencies is the key to a successful camping trip. Equipments like survival knives, water purification tablets, waterproof matches, and flashlights are indispensable items to carry.

Beware of Getting Lost: This is something that an expert camping freak will always advise you. Usually, the campers get mislead from their path. This mishap can be avoided if you carry along a few basic tools on the trip. GPS, map and a compass can save you from getting lost. Read the map properly before going on the camping tour.

Avoid Bugs: When you are going to set the tent or similar type of shelter, beware of bugs and wasp nests. Long pants and shirts are ideal clothes to wear. Carrying an insect repellent is advisable. To save food from bugs and insects, keep all the edible material high above the ground.

Leave Nothing at the Campsite After Leaving: Preserving nature should be the first priority of a camping enthusiast. You should make certain that you are not leaving any trace behind after leaving the campsite. Put up the camp at a place where campers have stayed before. Bury the human-waste deep in the ground and do not leave any equipment or for that matter anything that can harm the environment and the animals on the spot as it is you who is responsible for ensuring that the site can be used by campers in future as well.

A Sleeping Bag is a Must: The sleeping bag you are taking with you should be suitable for the conditions that exist at the camping destination. Placing a long cushion or a pad with your sleeping bag can enhance the sleeping experience. You may also keep heavy duty plastic bag to cushion your head instead of bringing a pillow.

Create or Find a Shelter Before Sunset: Pitching the camp before dark is one of the most significant tips for camping. You may also ask a salesperson to suggest you about the camp suitable to your needs. Small tents must be preferred over the bigger ones. You should also carry a rain shower curtain to place on the ground in case there is a downpour. Night is not the good time for pitching a tent as you may choose a place that is full of insects and bugs. Moreover, you will also face difficulties in placing the tent in the absence of light if you are setting it in dark.

What is the camping checklist?

Here is the list of items that you must carry on a camping trip…

What are the Shelter Essentials?

Shelter Essentials

  • Tent
  • Extra stakes
  • Ground cloth
  • Shade tarp
  • Mat for tent entrance
  • Axe or hammer
  • Dust pan

What are the Bedding Essentials?

Bedding Essentials

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress
  • Sheets or blankets
  • Air pump
  • Utility bags for storage
  • Repair kit for air mattress

What are the Cooking Essentials?

Cooking Essentials

  • Stove with fuel/propane
  • Thermos
  • Dutch oven, tin can stove, etc
  • Matches/lighter
  • Campfire grill
  • Plates and bowls
  • Fire starters
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Trash bags
  • Clothes pins
  • Dish soap
  • Cooking oil
  • Pots and frying pans with lids
  • Containers for food storage
  • Tongs
  • Folding table
  • Dutch oven
  • Mugs
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pie irons
  • Cutting board
  • Napkins
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Dish pan
  • Towels
  • Seasonings
  • Scrub pad
  • Potato peeler
  • Soap for outside of pots and pans
  • Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon
  • Large water jug and water bucket

What are the Clothing Essentials?

Clothing Essentials

  • Jeans
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • T-shirts
  • Bandana
  • Underwear
  • Sleep clothes
  • Sweatshirts
  • Rain gear
  • Laundry bag
  • Towel

What are the personal accessories to carry?

Personal Accessories

  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Toilet paper
  • Camping shower
  • Shower bag
  • Other personal items
  • Soap and shampoo kept in plastic case

What are the other miscellaneous items?

Camping Essentials

  • Lantern with fuel
  • Sunscreen
  • Compass or GPS
  • Whistle
  • Bug repellant
  • Water filters
  • Books and magazines
  • Camera
  • Candles
  • Backpack
  • Misc. tools
  • Radio
  • Camp chairs
  • Musical instruments
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • Hammock
  • Saw
  • Collapsible drying rack
  • Lantern pole or hanger
  • Popcorn
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars
  • Canteen
  • Rope
  • Notepad
  • Small shovel
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Safety pins
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Umbrella
  • Work gloves
  • Hand wipes
  • Watch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Small sewing kit
  • Scissors

What are the items to keep in first aid kit?

First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Adhesive tape
  • Roll bandages
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Cotton swabs
  • Safety pins
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Sinus medications
  • Tissues
  • Bee sting kit
  • Bug repellant
  • Notepad/pen
  • Sterile compresses
  • Sunscreen
  • Splinting materials
  • Razor blades
  • Small bottle of water
  • Plastic bags
  • Blanket
  • Other personal needs
  • Triangular bandages
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ace bandages
  • Burn ointment
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Snake bit kit
  • Eye drops
  • Small flashlight
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Thermometer
  • Latex gloves
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Antibiotic soap
  • Twine
  • Road flares
  • Mole skin for blisters
  • First aid manual
  • Nail clippers

By following these simple camping tips, you can remain safe and relish all the delights. Therefore, keep in mind the above tips and embark on a tour for grabbing memories worth treasuring for a lifetime!

Published: 14 Nov, 2018By
Tags: Tech & Gear

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