When people think of camping, they often think of spending a day in the forest and sleeping only at night. When people first go camping, they may enjoy it because they are not used to it. However, after going camping more often and learning about some tricks, you might start to wonder why we don’t camp like we’re supposed to: spending days in the forest with no break from camping except for nighttime.
The following paragraphs will give you hints on how to do just that!
Tip #1: Pick your spot wisely
One of the most important things you need before starting is a good location for your camp. The smartest place to pick is one where there is an existing path and lots of food around (this way, you don’t have to carry supplies too far). These locations are usually around human settlements or near rivers.
A good spot is where you can find shelter from wind, rain, and sun; if need be, you can use natural cover to accomplish this.
Tip #2: Make your camp more homey than usual
Depending on what time of year it is, different temperatures may prevail in certain areas. Depending on this factor, it will be necessary to set up your tarp tent with either air vents or an air mattress to ensure proper ventilation inside. When choosing a sleeping position, it’s best to sleep on either side instead of flat on your back because it will give you more room. You should also choose the highest point in your tent to sleep on because it will be colder there. Use tarp tents for your night out.
You can use rocks or logs as chairs when you are outside so that your seat doesn’t get wet. Likewise, using rocks as barriers between tents is an excellent way to keep yourself warmer at night.
Tip #3: Have some sort of entertainment
You should always have something interesting to do while camping. Many kinds of activities are suitable for the occasion; however, they all require some preparation beforehand. For example, playing music requires bringing an instrument and some sound equipment (usually speakers). Reading by flashlight or candlelight might seem like a good idea until you realize that not only does it make the whole place look scary, but it also requires extra light.
The best way to avoid all of these problems is by bringing a good book, some music that you enjoy, your guitar or other instruments and some playing cards.
Tip #4: Don’t forget the firewood
One of the main reasons people don’t enjoy camping enough is that they don’t make it very homey; one of the steps to doing this is making sure there’s an ample supply of fuel (in this case, firewood). Even though it might seem like carrying lots of wood will only make your backpack heavier, it doesn’t matter because you can burn branches instead of whole logs. To avoid cutting down too many trees while collecting wood for your campfire (and thus ruining nature), try to use fallen branches instead of cutting logs off trees.
Tip #5: The three S rule
One of the best camping tips that make a difference is to stick to the Three S rule. This means that you should always try to be Safe, Sound, and satisfied while outdoors. If you can manage all three at once, you won’t have any problems during your camping experience!
When it comes to being safe, take precautions so that nothing bad happens. For example, prepare your food before cooking, so there’s no need for handling fire/knives; bring along something to light up your campfire (matches or lighter); don’t leave things like food outside where they can attract critters like bears