When going camping, the altitude at which you camp really does make a huge difference. One benefit to camping at higher altitudes is that you will have a more beautiful view. There is simply nothing more breathtaking than camping when you can easily see the mountaintop and all of the views around you. Another benefit to camping at higher altitudes is that there will be a lot less campers around you. If you go to a normal camping spot, you will find that there are a lot of people who are Read more
Roughing it is one thing, being reckless is another. If you’re going to go camping, you need to remember a few things if you want to be able to make it back in one piece. There are plenty of camping safety tips you can find on the internet and in books, but if you want a quick run-through of the basics – we got you covered.
1.) Spend time picking out an optimal spot for a tent. Out in the wild, your tent is the second most important thing – second only to the fire, of course. Make sure you aren’t in any danger. If there is a hanging branch that could fall at any minute, you might want to move the tent clear of it.
Also, be sure to avoid pitching a tent on an incline or at the foot of one. Why? If it rains, it all goes downhill and you don’t want that.
2.) When you are finished with a fire, make sure you thoroughly extinguish it. Douse it with water and stir the ashes around with a shovel. Throwing some dirt on top of it can also help. Whatever it takes to prevent re-ignition.
3.) Don’t leave any trash out in the open. That’s the fastest way to draw a scavenger or predator. If you can, suspend the cooler and trash in the air. Lots of people throw a rope over a tall branch and hoist their perishables out of reach.
Wonderful Waterproofing: Simple Ways To Keep Gear Dry
When going camping there are many rules to bear in mind. The first rule of thumb is to keep your gear dry. It’s important for you and you company to follow this rule in case of rain, storm, or traveling through water. It’s an easy and simple strategy for preparing for the worst but hoping for the best when camping. Let’s look at a few techniques on how to stay dry and what to do to Read more
An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure and by knowing some of the common problems that can be encountered when camping you can help your family prepare for them.
Selecting the safest area for your campsite is the best preventative measure you can start with. Choose a location where there will be minimal chance of animals larger than a raccoon disturbing your experience. A good tip is to choose a cleared area where you will get sunlight and be able to build a fire without Read more
If you are contemplating camping with your dog, make sure he is in good health and up to date on all vaccinations. Be sure he has ID tags or an identification chip. Such chips are inserted beneath the dog’s skin by your vet for easy identification. Take your dog on smaller day trips, and pitch your tent at home for your dog to explore before you set off to camp for the first time.
A tether long enough to allow freedom but restricts your dog to the campsite is a must, Read more
Camping can be an extremely hectic time if something goes wrong or is forgotten, so ensuring that these gadgets are on hand can make the experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Good gear is essential for a quality camping experience. Waterproof boots and other clothing items can protect from the elements, while a well-sealed or insulated tent can do the same, as well as provide comfort throughout the trip. A quality sleeping bag is another necessity.
Daily use items like collapsible and reusable Read more
The hot days of summer are sure to bring cooling storms and it’s always best to have a plan of action for when thunderstorms roll-in. Here are some use full tips for staying safe in summer thunderstorms.
Make sure to have a battery powered radio available in case you lose electricity. This way you can listen to updates on weather alerts such as tornado watches and warnings. Also have a flash light that you can easily get to. Check both regularly to make sure they still work and have extra batteries on hand Read more