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Beginner’s Guide to Camping

Updated on January 10, 2019
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Beginner’s Guide to Camping

Imagine the sound of birds singing all around the breeze echoes a soft melody through the leaves. You slowly open your eyes and see a beautiful sunrise cascading across a blue sky. For a moment, your heart seems to stop, and you simply appreciate the awesome landscape around you.
This might sound like a dream.
Maybe you're thinking, "Camping, that sounds like a lot of effort ..."
But it is not!
In fact, with only a few provisions and a little know-how, you can be in the wilderness in no time. Camping for beginners may seem daunting, but read this guide and see how easy it is truly.

The Four Things to Remember

When camping, all that really matters is survival (and obviously having fun!). But If we break everything we have two things, we buy things to survive. Humans do not much more than animals except get bored, so we build televisions and iPhones. But in the wilderness, technology is only truly useful in situations where someone is needed.
Surviving in the wilderness, however, comes down to about
1. Shelter
2. Heat
3. Food
4. Water
Provide for these four essential things and camping for beginners becomes a breeze.

Finding Shelter

The easiest form of shelter when camping is a tent. There are several different types of tents, but the three primary types are:
• Ridge Tents: With limited headroom, these tents rise up like pyramids to provide limited protection from the elements.
• Dome Tents use flexible poles that intersect and weave through the fabric to create a dome-like figure. Sturdier than ridge tents, these still only offer limited protection. Strong winds can tear one apart with ease.
• Geodesic and semi-geodesic tents: Using intricate triangular patterns, these tents are the sturdiest and can even protect you on Mt. Everest.
In warm or hot temperate climates, other forms of shelter might include a hammock or a simple sleeping bag. The sleeping bag, of course, can also get you out of the box, provide protection from bugs, climate, wind, and critters.
When choosing a sleeping bag, make sure it's rated for the temperatures you expect to face. If you're going for a hot weather, you'll sweat all night. On the other hand, you'll freeze if you're in a cold climate without a bag thick enough to protect yourself.
For comfort, you could also bring a sleeping mat. Some of these are inflatable and can offer a very cushy surface for rest. It's a good investment if you do not want to sleep on the ground.

Staying Warm

To stay warm, make sure that you bring it back to rain storm. It's wise to bring shorts, jeans, socks, underwear, short sleeved streets, and long sleeved shirts or jackets. The climate can change fast in the wilderness and its best to be prepared. For colder climates, boots, hats, gloves, and other winter gear is recommended.
A fire is also needed if you wish to stay warm. Bring wood or the tools to chop wood if it is allowed. Always check rules and regulations about building fires, or you could face a hefty fine. If you do not know how to build a fire, try practicing in your backyard.
And remember that fluid lighter, newspaper, and a lighter can be used to start a fire. Just do not go crazy with the fluid lighter. It's dangerous.

Plenty of Food and Water Pack

Some camps or other sources of water available for your use. Others do not. Before leaving, double check to see if yours does. If they do not, then buy several gallons of water to take care of you.
Food is something else that you'll want to pack. The best way to do this is to figure out how many days you will be camping. Then make a list of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each of these days. Include snack time as well as you like. Figure out ways to make the same ingredients work for different meals and buy what you need. Frozen items can be stored in a convenient way. Do not let food sit out, however, or you may find a pack of raccoons stalking your site.

Conclusion

If you follow these simple tips and remember to pack for shelter, warmth, food, and water, then you will be safe and will have great time!
If you're looking for people to go camping with, share this article with your friends. Once they are convinced camping can be fun, easy and safe, you'll find camping partners in no time.

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