In preparing for the wilderness, consider these 3 survival tips. They are:
– Don’t get lost. We all go somewhere at some point in our lives. Sometimes it’s a good idea to plan for a “honeymoon” somewhere warm and somewhere where you might not get lost. However, if you are traveling in the wilderness, you will have to get lost, so plan ahead. Have a map, a compass and always carry some food and water.
– Make sure your clothing doesn’t sag. It can be a bit cold at night and this can really be uncomfortable if your clothes are a little full. When you arrive at your destination, check your legs, but also your arms and neck to make sure that they are covered with socks and warm layers. Pack a pair of thick gloves and long sleeves, to keep the cold out of your hands and arms. You’ll need to carry a lot of winter clothes if you’re going somewhere with a campground.
– When you get off the truck at the campground, have enough food and water with you to last the night. You may find a shower nearby or a sink with running water, but at some campgrounds there might not be any. It is far better to find a nearby drinking water supply or an emergency supply of food and water, rather than trying to lug a refrigerator-sized cooler along with you on the trip. If you need the refrigerator anyway, make sure you have some way to keep it filled with food and water.
– Get a lot of rest. If you stay out in the open and in the woods after dark, you are more likely to run into other problems. If you are worried about being eaten by wild animals, make sure you have some repellents handy, or remember to bring enough for everyone in your group. You should also pack a flashlight and make sure that you are able to get to safety quickly if the need arises.
– Bring along food and water. At the campground, the first thing you will notice is that there is no running water. This can be very annoying, especially if you have to carry it a long way from the site you are staying at. There is a store just outside the campground, so make sure that you have some with you as well. You can buy firewood, which is much cheaper than bottled water, and this will be better than the bottled stuff.
– Be safe in the wilderness. If something happens to you, make sure that you know where to go and what to do. Get a lot of information about the area you are in and make sure that you have the right clothing with you. For example, if you are in the mountains, make sure that you wear snow pants and a heavy-duty jacket. In the city, there are people who will watch for dangerous situations and report them.
– Stay hydrated by drinking water or taking showers. Water is essential for staying healthy. At the campground, you can get water from the creek or other nearby water sources, but it might be safer to take showers instead of drinking the water from the ground or swimming in creeks. Do not forget that camping is more about being safe than being comfortable.
– Camp in different sites. If you can find one site that has all of the facilities you need, but it is far away, you should consider renting a cabin or a tent at another site away from the others. This is important for many reasons, especially if you are going on a long hike or camping trip.
– Get your own food and equipment. When it comes to food and equipment, remember that you are at an outdoor event, so you don’t need to get the fancier name brand stuff that you would find in department stores. It will be better if you can get equipment that is used and that is still in good shape, because you don’t want to waste your time getting brand new equipment that won’t hold up.
These are just a few simple things that you can do to prepare for your next camping trip. They are sure to help you to stay safe and to enjoy yourself when you are outdoors. Make sure that you learn these survival basics before you go out. You will be glad that you did. You and your friends will have great memories and have fun while you are camping.