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6 Tips For You To Anticipate Unforeseen Events When Camping

Unforeseen events at the time of camping happen frequently. And to avoid some recurring problems, you need to prepare. It all starts even before your trip, with the choice of suitable equipment and planning of logistical aspects, ranging from choosing the camping site, through organizing and accommodating your belongings in a suitable place, and even following the forecast of the time.

In this post, we’ll talk about these and other tips for you to avoid unforeseen events when camping and thus provide the best experience possible. Check out!

1. Make sure you have everything you need

Depending on the duration of the trip and the camping location, you will need to take a considerable number of items with you. And, in order not to leave anything behind and get in trouble when you reach your destination, it’s a good idea to make a checklist and list everything you can’t miss.

Organize your list by categories such as “tent”, “kitchen”, “food”, “clothing”, etc. For this, count on the help of your friends to remember everything and check, more than once, if nothing is missing.

2. Test all equipment before travel

One of the most common unforeseen events during camps happen from failures or problems with some type of equipment considered essential, such as a tent, for example. Imagine arriving at the campsite and noticing that a support rod is broken or the lining is torn?

In a situation like this, you will, at the very least, sleep uncomfortably throughout the trip. Or worse, you won’t even be able to assemble the most essential equipment at camp.

With that in mind, it is very important to test everything you bring, not just the tents. Other items such as flashlights, stove, backpack and generator need to be evaluated.

3. Take appropriate clothing and shoes

Regardless of the prevailing climate in the region where you are going to camp, be prepared for the cold and the heat. In many locations, temperatures drop abruptly during the night, although the days are hot and sunny. That’s why it’s important to bring clothes of all kinds, from shorts to sweaters.

When it comes to shoes, it is interesting to have a pair of hiking boots and another pair of sneakers for lighter hikes. The good old slipper is also a must to give your feet that rest.

4. Evaluate the weather forecast before traveling

When planning your trip, it is very important to monitor the weather forecast or, at least, know the average rainfall for the period of interest. Camping in the rain is far from ideal and can frustrate your plans to visit waterfalls, rivers or practice any sport where it is desirable to have open time.

5. Choose a suitable location for mounting the tent

Choosing the location of the tent is another very strategic point to avoid unforeseen encampments. Always opt for shaded, flat and distant places from any apparent threat, such as bee hives, hornets’ houses and anthills.

6. Never leave your tent open

Another type of unforeseen event in camps concerns security. No matter how highly recommended the camping site you choose for camping, it never hurts to take the necessary precautions with your tent and keep it closed in your absence. After all, in places where unknown people are in transit, thefts can occur.

In addition, we have the presence of animals that can be attracted by the smell of food. Therefore, in addition to closing the tent, it is necessary to store food properly to avoid these unwanted “visits”.

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