Camping or staying in nature means living and having fun in the fresh air. In doing so, you need to adjust your habits and activity to an environment that differs from your daily routine. If you are ready for that, camping will be what you are you hope: leisure and enjoyment. It is easy, but it is necessary to know some natural laws and camping techniques.
Also, you need to know that staying in nature carries risks and various dangers. If you are adequately prepared: accurate information, appropriate clothing, appropriate equipment, advice, and recommendations from experienced campers, staying in nature will be safer. With more frequent camping adventures, you also gain personal experiences. So, every next trip to nature/camping will offer more serenity and joy.
It is best to plan your first stay in nature/camping with someone who already has enough experience and from whom you can learn a lot. After that, you can embark on an independent camping adventure or with a selected group. Camping is an ideal opportunity for socializing, gaining new friendships, new loves, and beautiful memories.
CHOOSING A LOCATION FOR CAMPING
The place for setting up the tent must be dry, drained, slightly sloping, sheltered from the wind, having trees, or being next to a forest, 2-3km away from the swamp. There should be water nearby (river, lake, source). In mountainous areas, care must take about the landslide and snow avalanches, and blizzards. Also, avoid rocky soils, places with dense vegetation, and places where there are field rodents.
However, avoid places near rivers and streams. Even the smallest stream during heavy rains turns into a torrent that can be very dangerous. Avoid land surrounded by hills and sandy soil.
The tent allows you to have a certain intimacy, to protect you from wind, sun, and rain. Choose a tent according to the season, the place of camping, and depending on how long you will stay in nature.
Today, tents are light, waterproof, durable, thermally insulated, all thanks to modern materials. There are tents for one, two, three or more people. There are also self-folding tents, but also single-layer and double-layer.
Getting in and out of the tent must be relatively quick so that insects or reptiles do not enter it. So never leave the tent open.
Pads and sleeping bags
After the roof over your head, tents, pads, and sleeping bags are the most significant pieces of camping equipment. The quality of your vacation depends on their choice.
The essence of the sleeping pad is to prevent the dissipation of heat that your body produces. If you lie on the cold ground, most of the heat will go straight to the floor. So, the sleeping pad is a thermal insulator.
In conditions of higher humidity, a synthetic sleeping bag is a better insulator. If you are going to camp in cold and dry conditions, then choose feathers. Feather sleeping bags are lighter, more comfortable, and more compact.
Of course, besides this primary camping equipment, we provide you with a list of essential parts, without which you can not go camping.
- Sufficient amount of drinking water, water disinfectant, and sterilizer,
- Long-lasting food and cutlery,
- Hygiene utensils, toilet paper, wet wipes, tissues, towels (biodegradable),
- First aid in emergencies,
- Medicines against allergies and insect bites,
- A repellent for mosquitoes, flies, and other insects,
- Vitamin tablets and painkillers,
- Spare and waterproof clothing and socks,lều cắm trại
- Extra blankets
- Clock, compass, GPS navigation, and other equipment for nature orientation
- A flashlight is a piece of mandatory equipment at camping,
- Knife or ax,
- Gas stove,
- Adhesive tape
- Firefighting equipment, lighters, and matches
- Garbage bag
BARBECUE IN NATURE, AN INDISPENSABLE COMPANION TO CAMPING
Prepare this barbecue at home, before going camping, because it will be much easier for you. Need a larger piece of the stump in which you have to cut four cross-shaped holes. You can do this with a saw or other tool that cuts wood. When you do that, the base of your grill is ready. Put the log in your car, and you are ready to go.
When you reach the desired destination, put a bunch of dry wood and leaves on top of the stump, and then burn them. The fire and ashes that will burn will slowly descend into the hollows. You can put charcoal on them and make embers that will burn inside the stump for a long time. Then your job is done.
All you need is meat that you can put on the grill or pan and then on the stump.
BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE IN NATURE!
Fire in nature is dear to everyone, especially if the days are not warm or if you want to make a favorite specialty in nature.
Always keep a few things in mind:
- Never move away from fire and leave it burning unattended.
- Never light a fire in the middle of a forest.
- If you are leaving or if we no longer need fire, you need to extinguish the fire thoroughly: scatter embers, branches, and stumps, water the place well, sprinkle it with sand or bury.
Be sure that the embers are not left and that there is no smoke!
However, remember: Mother Nature is not a part of us, but we are a part of the planet Earth. We all must respect the laws of nature, its conditions, and whims. If we accept that and behave in that way, nature will provide us with immeasurable benefits and beauty.