Published On: Sat, Jan 5th, 2019

Improving Your Relationship With Nature: Camping Like A Pro

If you are looking for ways to save money on your traveling expeditions, camping is one of the best. After all, what could be better than grabbing a tent and a sleeping bag, and gazing out at the stars, all the while, learning about who you are in the great wide open? But camping isn’t that simple. Many find it an ordeal, even though they went out there with the sole purpose of finding themselves, but it turns out they couldn’t find themselves because they didn’t have access to a compass! So, with that in mind, what are the practicalities to camping like a pro?

Wild camping

Location Like A Pro

There are two types of campgrounds, public ones, and private ones. But when you are looking for the right one, make the most of the various reviews and ratings to inform your decision. One little thing that you may not have considered is the general safety of a specific area. Not just in terms of how secure places are, but how prone to damage and devastation a place may be. One camp fire in California ended up causing so much loss to land and life, that the damage is irreversible for so many! It’s not just about the online reviews; go somewhere that you feel secure in but isn’t a hotbed for natural disasters.

Getting Your Gear Like A Pro

There are an abundance of resources online as far as the essentials are concerned, but when it comes to camping you need a place to sleep, something to sleep on and something to cook your meals with- those are the basics. From there, you need food and water, protection from the rain, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. Remember, you are going to be away from civilization, so think about what is really essential, not what you think you need.

Preparing Like A Pro

It’s not just about enjoying time underneath the stars, but you need to get the most out of your camping experience by preparing what you’re going to do when you get there. While the wilderness is unknown territory, you don’t need to feel like this will get the better of you. Going backpacking is a great way to get the most from your camping experiences, and when you decide to go backpacking, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically. This isn’t just in terms of having the maps and the compass but also making sure that you are physically fit. It’s advisable, at least 6 months before you head off, to get yourself acclimatized to these sorts of environments.

Enjoying Yourself Like A Pro

Maybe you want to hike up mountains, or maybe you just want to enjoy what nature has to offer. Either way, don’t forget to enjoy yourself! For those who have never been camping, it can feel like an overwhelming prospect, after all, you are fighting the elements, but the best experiences out in nature make you feel better, and this could be the starting point of a long and fruitful relationship with nature!