Camping is an opportune time to be one with nature and experience the natural peace and serenity and here in Memphis it is the perfect sunny camping weather. However, your whole experience can be great or a terrible misstep depending on the preparation you put into place. To have a blast in your outdoor excursions, consider the following tips next time you go out camping.
- It’s Starts With a Campsite
Your camping experience, to a large extent, depends on the location you choose to go camping. Security, terrain, water source, climate, traffic, and the wind are some of the factors to put into consideration when choosing a place to pitch your camp. It’s always advisable to choose an area that is secluded from people and one with a great view of nature.
A basic search on the internet will give you a list of campsites near you. Filter down starting with security and terrain. Campfire helps to bring to live your camping nights. But if you choose an area with strong winds, you end up having some terrible cold nights. When selecting a campsite, choose an area that is shielded from high winds.
- Make a Checklist
Make a list of all the equipment and gears you need when going out camping, especially to remote locations. Remember to carry only the necessary equipment. Otherwise, you end up adding up your load and with less space in your backpacks. Multipurpose equipment are ideal for reducing the weight and saving on space.
- Don’t Forget a Bug Spray
Many people do forget a major item when they go camping- an insect repellent. Mosquitoes, flies, and other insects can be a great inconvenience. More often than not, a bite is the first thing you get at the campsite. Ensure you are thoroughly spraying the surroundings before pitching up your tent. Keeping your tent clean will greatly help to keep ants and other insects at bay.
- Remember to Carry a First Aid Kit
You don’t know when tragedy will strike. To be on safe, make sure you are bringing a first aid kit and you have a backup plan in case a disaster strike. Make sure you know the nearest police station and hospital. For your safety, a matchbox is a must. A compass will help you get to your camp when lost, and a whistle will be instrumental when calling out for help when fatigued.
- Carry Prepared Food
While outdoor cooking can be awesome, you don’t want to cook after a tiring trip. With precooked food, you only need to warm with less heat, and you are ready to go. You can cook your food the next day of camping. Another thing to remember is to keep all your foods tightly closed, to keep off insects and protect yourself from illnesses.
- Don’t Forget to Have Fun
You don’t go camping often. Whenever you have an opportunity, enjoy it to the fullest. But, don’t forget eye protection! Sunglasses are not only essential for protecting you from unforgiving sun rays and harsh weather but will significantly make your camping experience enjoyable. I never regret my purchase of Costa Del Mar sports sunglasses that I got at a local eye doctor in Memphis. They also had plenty of other sports glasses to choose from including Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Oakley, and WileyX. Another thing to take with you is a camera. With it, you will be able to revive the memories five years from now.
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