There is nothing better than relaxing in the lap of Mother Nature and Camping is one of the best ways to do so. However, it is important that you follow proper guidelines while Camping. It should be noted that you must never let your guard down while experiencing the beauty of nature. Always remember that nature is a double-edged sword that can give you both a sense of tranquility and be your worst enemy if you play recklessly. So, keeping in mind the urge to relax in nature while being aware of the dangers it poses. Here are some do and don'ts that can help you Camp safely.
Always Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is one of the most important skills that are needed in order to survive in adverse conditions. You'll want to know or I'd say have imagined about all the various scenarios that you might face while you are camping. This is important that you know exactly how to act and react in certain situations because taking time to think can cost a lot. Packing a med kit is a wonderful idea and can save you from risk of infection from cuts and scrapes.
Food - Keep It away!
It is a common mistake for amateur campers to keep their food accessible and open for extended periods. You should never let your food be unsealed and wide open for long periods, especially the meat. As most of the animals get attracted by your food, you exponentially increase the chances of being attacked by an animal. It is recommended that you keep your edibles as sealed as possible and take special caution while eating anything that can attract attention including bugs!
Avoid Starting At Sunsets
You should always try to reach the camping destination as early as possible. Setting up a campsite late is a thing that even professional campers would avoid. It may seem easy to set up a tent on YouTube but in the real time, the process gets a lot harder. It's not only the tent you'll want to set up before relaxing, there are tons of time-consuming things that will soak up your time in a jiffy and it'll be dark as soon as you look around. This makes it a bit difficult if you need to look for something you need in the dark as well. So, always try to start early.
Stop digging through your wardrobe. You are going on a camping trip, not a fashion show. All you need is a pair of shoes, trousers and a shirt. Stop wasting time and money on buying things that are totally irrelevant and unnecessary for the trip. We do recommend wearing shoes though. Some people tend to walk barefoot on such trips which is again really dangerous. Walking barefoot exposes your legs and feet to all kinds of dangers that dwell in nature. Remember that some plants are poisonous and can cause rash or damage to your feet.
Packing Wise In General
Packing wisely is really important if you want to enjoy your trip. Packing too much or packing too less can be costly. You would not want to be left alone on a camping trip hundreds of miles away from the town without any supplies. On the other hand packing too much is also bad because then you'll have to look out for all your belongings, which will cause extra tension for you as well as your friends and family.