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5 Things You Need To Know Before Going Camping

Camping is an excellent way to be in contact with nature, discover new places, and meet friends. Even on weekend trips or holidays, that is, in a few days out of the routine, it is already possible to rest a lot and return with recharged energy.

And, as in any trip, the camp also requires some preparation, especially if we think that it is necessary to plan food logistics, preparation of equipment, among many other factors. Even not giving the necessary attention to this planning phase can lead to a very bad experience and never want to go camping again.

With that in mind, we brought in today’s post 5 things you need to know before camping. Check out!

1. Pay attention to the weather forecast

Camping in the rain is far from ideal. While some measures can be taken to protect your tent, being confined in it for several hours will be a major inconvenience. Therefore, pay attention to the weather forecast for the date of your trip.

Although the forecasts do not hit 100% of the weather conditions, opting for a week with low possibility of rain is already a way to protect yourself.

2. Choose a camping with good infrastructure

Your choice of camping is a key factor in the quality of your camping experience. Bear in mind that a place with bathroom infrastructure, basic kitchen equipment, and access control to provide greater security, will allow you to enjoy a trip with all the comfort and tranquility.

3. Prepare and test all equipment before traveling

We have reached a critical point for those who have never camped or have little experience with the logistical demands of a camp: preparing the equipment. The main one, of course, is the tent.

And, when choosing yours, it is very important to pay attention to at least three aspects:

waterproof: in case of rain, a waterproof tent will protect you and your belongings. Attention: the simpler model tents, usually found in supermarkets, are not waterproof;
tent size: tent size specifications are quite accurate. So, don’t accommodate three people in a tent for just two. Note: size indications do not take backpacks into account. Therefore, a tent suitable for two people does not hold luggage either;
climate: for hot climates, the ideal is to have tents with greater ventilation, which allow air circulation.
Now let’s see a small checklist for the other equipment:

  • lining or thermal insulation, both to protect the tent from possible rain, and to cover the floor and protect the occupants from the cold;
  • awning to shade the tent and also protect it from the rain;
  • inflatable mattress and air pump, or mat;
  • sleeping bag for cooler places;
  • pillows or pillows and
  • blankets.

4. Bring enough food and water

Generally speaking, in the camps, people prepare their own meals, although in some places it is possible to eat out. Regardless of your case, always bring enough food and water for your camping days.

And, in addition to food, don’t forget the utensils to prepare food, such as a stove, pan, mug, cutlery, and everything else you need to cook. And, of course, no polluting while cooking.

5. Follow safety recommendations

It is very important to follow the safety recommendations for the location where you will be camping. At night, for example, it may be necessary to light a fire to avoid the presence of animals, always, with great care, to avoid fires.

In hiking on trails, do not take risks in places with difficult access and always be in the company of another person. Also, get to know the recommendations of the park or camping administrators , and always have a first-aid kit with you.


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Hello, my name’s Marvin Armstrong, maritime seaman and sailor by trade.

This blog, although it wasn't meant to be a blog, but rather the site about my maritime interest, has now expanded to be an expression of my own lifestyle itself where I cover my interests and discoveries.

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