Camping statistics 2021 shows that nearly 93.8 million people enjoyed the camping and nature throughout the North America. To stay a night under the stary sky is a different sort of enjoyment. Campers leave the hustle bustle life of the city and feel themselves in the lap of serene nature. For camping there is a lot of need of camping material like a tent, sleeping beds, and pads, light source, food, utensils to prepare food, shovel, broom, water bucket, toiletries, etc. Most of the beginners scare at some extent because they think that this is not an easy task to travel far off place. They are inexperienced so they may need guidance from senior campers.
When campers arrive at the site with packed material, first they sweep the ground to remove the gravels and fill the pits if any. After the pitching tent, dig a trench or pit for a campfire. Your tent should be waterproof that must bear the rain splashes and blowing wind. To have a sound sleep, you should avoid from mosquitoes, insects, and little wild animals. But you have to save yourselves from white noise too. New campers overwhelm this situation with mentioned camping tips and tricks.
10 Camping Tips and Tricks for Beginners
There are 10 essential tips and tricks for new campers.
1. Information about Campsite
To keep information about the campsite is an essential task. You have to keep knowledge about the location and its weather. Take your beds, pads, pillows, and clothes according to the weather. What kind of the facilities are present at the campsite. Beware of poisonous insects, animals, and plants. Get information from experienced campers or use online sources.
Ready your tool kit and first aid kit. Take fresh water along for drinking and washing purpose. A campsite may lack the facility of the internet or there will be weak internet signals. So, keeping the campsite map is necessary.
2. Preparation of Checklist
Before leaving your station, check your material list, you need at the campsite. If anything is missing that will make you perturb. No one lends you the things at the campsite, it is far from the city. Before leaving the station, be conscious about your material that things are completely packed in your luggage bags or not. You may need solar chargers for your mobile and headlights.
Bring power plugs too, if you may find the electricity nearby your campsite. Bring a portable speaker to call the fellow campers, if they may be at a far distance. You may bring all your materials and equipments according to the campsite.
3. Pitching the Tent
Choice of the campsite is most important work. You may choose flat ground, there should not be any pit in the ground. If any so, pour dust in it and make the ground level equal. Before pitching the tent sweep the ground that no gravel remains on the ground. If you may feel any difficulty then take the guide from the experienced campers. After that try to pitch the tent on your selected site. The tent should be waterproof that may protect you from rain and wind.
4. Setting the Campfire
The Campfire is the most essential item, but for the beginners, it should be difficult to sit around the fire. To sit in the open fire is a different sort of experience. First of all, dig the pit or trench to lit the fire. After that put the dry logs, branches, twigs, and leaves to ignite fire but beginners must have the knowledge, they do not use branches, twigs, and leaves of living trees because it emits the smoke. The emitting smoke is dangerous for health and the environment. When you ignite fire keep much distance from the fire and do not ignite the fire under the living trees.
If you are unaware as the beginner then get advice from the senior campers about the fire incidents. After the consultation with the seniors lit the fire to cook food and make the tea or coffee. You may sing songs in chorus. When you leave the campfire extinguish the fire completely. You may feel charcoal or ash emits light smoke, pour the water completely from all sides.
5. Knowing the Weather
For the beginners, it is necessary to know the weather of the campsite. For the campsite weather, you may use an online weather forecast, you may know, what type of weather is at the campsite. Either weather is a warm or cold and warm day or cold night. If the weather is cold, you may take along clothes, beds, a pair of docks, hand gloves, a nightcap, and a raincoat too.
If it is very cold that you may shiver, you will bring something that generates warmth in your tent. But if there is warm day and night, you may take clothes and beds according to that, if you feel, it is hot, bring little solar fans that will make your tent’s environment pleasant. In winter camping, you may carry a heavy load but in summer you may not take a heavy load.
6. Food Preparation at the Campsite
The beginners must have knowledge about the location of the campsite. If there is a hotel or motel present, get prepared food from there to save your time. If there is such type of facility not present then you may cook meal yourselves but involve all the campers. Before cooking food, you must bring disposal utensils, cutlery, groceries, raw vegetables, and meat or fish.
You may bring food too, but you can’t enjoy or take the experience of the cooking. After that, you may ignite the fire at the campsite and try to prepare food. Discuss with fellows about the menu or recipe, in this way you may collectively enjoy the delicious meal.
7. Early Arrival’s Comfort
To arrive early for a camping destination means you will get a good place for pitching your tent. When you arrive early, first you have to offload the material. Immediately sweep the ground that no pit or gravel remains there. Pitch the tent up and set the tent inside. Your children or companions may feel hunger so set up a campfire to prepare the meal. If you have brought the meal from your station, warm it.
If beginners arrive early they will get a good time to organize everything before the darkness. Beginners must know that during vacation, it is hard to get the best campsite. If they set out early from their station, they will get their choice’s place.
8. Wasted Food and Garbage
After having a meal, the waste of food, drink’s tins and other sweet things put in the waste bin. Otherwise, insects like mosquitoes, cockroaches, silverfishes, and ants may hover in and around your tent. So, beware from the bite of these insects which may become the cause of annoying or diseases. When you leave the campsite, you should dump the waste bin in the ground. Your this act may prevent the campsite’s pollution.
For beginners, it is necessary to take medicines and hygienic items such as towels, first-aid kits, soaps, shampoos, body sprays, brushes, sanitizers, room sprays, and insect spray and tissue papers. All items save you from extra botheration when returning to your camp as a tired fellow. In the morning or in night, you will feel fresh.
10. Feel Ease at Campsite
When you swept the ground, pitched the tent removed the gravels, set the campfire, brought the logs, twigs, and leaves to ignite the fire for cooking, and had food with your friends or family members then you feel relax. The beginners bring along the books and newspaper to study and pass leisure time. Nowadays mobile is part and parcel of life. You may use Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp to entertain yourself. The beginners should every moment of camping so, you may return with a lot of experiences and relaxed mood.
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