When the long awaited and thoughtfully planned weekend of your camping trip arrives, there is a lot to look forward to. You worked hard and hoped for a bit of respite in the wild. But we all know that there is a lot of details to plan out beforehand, make sure everything is prepared in such a way that you are certain to be in for a wonderful nature experience. It’s no secret that when you are prepared thoroughly, things are bound to be controlled and in hand. Whether on your own, with friends or a significant other, a day spent in the wilderness can bring in so many rewards. For who would argue that man is a part of the nature and that time spent in the wild can only rejuvenate and bolster the spirit and the person. That is just the reason why many urban, successfully employed and busy people choose to spend their weekends off, in a tent under the stars, as the fire crackles on. If you too are one of those who wishes to unwind after a tough week, then read on as we see just what constitutes a perfect camping trip!
Discover Your Country
Wherever in the world you might be now as you’re reading this, you probably have an idea or two about where you’d like to camp. Most countries have a significant area of unpopulated and pristine nature where circumstances allow for campers to spend some time. With a little bit of careful scouting and gathering information, you’ll surely find a suitable place not too far away from your town. The USA boast a wonderful, varying multitude of landscapes and pristine nature, all of which is suitable developed with designated camping grounds, hiking routes, national parks and protected areas. So whether in east or west coast, you’re sure to find your place. The point is to snoop around. Discover your own country, your state and your surroundings. Sometimes a wonderful spot is just close by, without you ever knowing. So don’t hesitate to move around and explore the nature around you.
Planning the Perfect Camping Trip
What makes a camping trip enjoyable and successful? Many factors can decide this of course, and we’ll mention some of them. The first priority for you and your companions would be safety. Don’t act bold and go off on a hike into uncharted and inhospitable places, but instead choose rationally and on a small scale. Once you’ve ensured safety and packed all necessary medical aid, you can tend to the rest. A durable and large backpack is a must, as well as an adequate camping tent. Remember to pack a sleeping bag as well, or else you’re freeze your ba…, umm, toes off during the night.
Depending on the duration and number of people, you will want to pack sufficient food and water, as well as some extra clothing. Even if it is a weekend merely, you never know how it will unravel and what can happen. Better safe than sorry.
With those secured, the rest is simply the bare essentials and emergency equipment. Mandatory to pack are: a compass, map of the area, fire starter of any sort, a good knife, good clothes and extra rations. These basic tools will ensure you can take care of yourself in the case something goes awry. But don’t be alarmed – if you choose a place close by to your town, and a weekend – things should be just fine, so make sure to enjoy yourself as well.
The Inherent Rewards
Even if you have the desire to dwell in the woods, and do not seek a reward out of it, you are still bound to receive one. Even though it might not be palpable a reward is still acquired spiritually. Through rest, through scenery and the healing effect of nature, as the fire is crackling contently in front of your snug tent, you will feel the powerful effect of this experience. In the end, man retains the traits that remain unchanged throughout the evolution. These feelings and emotions, these sceneries that bring a prospect of hope and life, will always have a positive effect on a person. This feeling in itself is worth going out on your own, special camping trip.
We hope that if you were pondering on whether or not to decide on actually going on the camping trip, some of these details might persuade you to go. Just remember to prioritize safety, have a plenty of food and preferably some company. With all the things under control, you are bound for a rewarding, pleasurable and eye opening experience in the nature around us.