5 Ultimate Do’s and Don’ts of Camping Outdoors

5 Ultimate Do’s and Don’ts of Camping Outdoors

Summer 2021 and you. What have you got planned? And yes, we are not going to mention anything about the COVID19 to restrict your fun. You all know the regulations, and we trust you to do better. Adults especially.

So, this one’s for the campers! Summer is the perfect time to dust and take out your camping gear from the wardrobe and give it a good clean! Because we have the perfect blog for you! 

But camping, like any outdoor sport, can get tricky, so here are the do’s and don’ts of a successful camping trip:

The Do’s:

  1. Understand Local Laws & Regulations

You just can’t take your tent and set up camp anywhere! You’ll have to contact the local authorities and understand the law of the land.

You may also want to get proper reiki of the surrounding area, whether it’s safe, free from wild animals, or has lavatories and other essential services. Learn the site before you start the journey towards it. 

  1. Follow Safety Signs & Warnings

No matter how many times you’ve gone out camping, things can get crazy with nature. Campsites can offer you a range of activities like boating, fishing, trekking, and other exciting adventures.

But, more often than not, these sites come with warning signs and cautionary boards that are big, bold, and expect your undivided attention. So, pay heed to these signs and don’t run, jump, or play the fool where you’re not supposed to; we mean this with the gentlest of hearts.

  1. Pack Essentials & Double-Check

One can never be over-sure when packing for a camping trip. First of all, mental checklists are redundant and NOT allowed.

No slip-ups while packing for a camping trip! Make sure all the equipment you need is in your bag and not in your mind! 

Here are some of the most must-haves on your camping trip:

  • Flashlight
  • Energy Bars
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Secure backpack with a smart lock
  • Compass
  • Clothes, extra inners
  • Weather-proof wear-on jacket
  • First-aid kit
  1. Tell Your Friends/ Family

This pointer is not a scare, but anything can go wrong while you travel, especially while camping. It will be a smart move if you tell your friends, relatives, or family members the details of your camping trip.

Give them additional contact information and the map to your campsite, send them a live location, or just keep in touch with them, so they know you’re safe. 

  1. Food Essentials

If you’ve gone camping with your transportation, then you can also take your multipurpose mini portable grill + charcoal-burner to make it an authentic campsite dinner. The charcoal burners serve the best purpose when you don’t want to restrict yourself to canned food.

Get in some healthy grilled food into the menu, sit under the stars, heat some marshmallows, and tell some good ghost stories! What did you think the flashlight was for? 😉 

The Don’ts:

  1. Don’t Set-up Your Tent After Sunset

Why? Because visibility is low, you’ll be caught off guard when you hear a noise, and the tent may just not go up all that well! Phew! That was a rant if you imagine saying that out loud!

What’s the big fuss, you may think? Well, hard-to-set-up tents require attention, expertise, and large amounts of daylight sun to get the job done right. The earlier the tent is up, the quicker you can get to other campsite activities. 

  1. Don’t Be Trashy

You may not want to be a klutz when it comes to camping, especially shared campsites. Being messy and not caring for the garbage you’re responsible for is a poor way to treat nature and those around you.

You’re on a camping trip to CONNECT with nature; the last thing you want to do is engage in a polluting spree and hurt mother nature any further. Keep your junk stored in bags and dispose of it when you reach a suitable destination.

  1. Don’t Be The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

Making scary noises in the camp when you’re with many people you know is cool, but if it’s a shared campsite, that’s a terrible idea. For starters, what if there are children who hear you and force their parents to drive back home?

What if an animal hears you and decides to join the festivities? (We hope this one doesn’t happen) So, be considerate and do yourself a favor by keeping the party volume PG-13. There are no advantages to being wrong. 

  1. Don’t Wear All-Cotton Attire:

All cotton clothes are not weather-resistant. If it rains or you decide to take an impromptu dip in the lake nearby, you’ll regret your decision.

Make sure you wear some weather-resistant clothing; if not, take an all-weather jacket with you, and you’ll thank us when your clothes ‘accidentally fall prey to the whims of nature. 

  1. Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol

When you’re on a campsite, it’s okay to let go, but don’t go all the way to a land of no-return. Your senses and instincts are your guiding lights when it comes to camping in the great outdoors.

You DO NOT want to compromise on your faculties. Anything can happen, and staying prepared is better than paying the price for a few extra beer bottles. 

All written and done, camping is a fun and super exercise for the summers! This 2021, get your shades out, take your backpack, and camp out with your loved ones, and watch how the entire year unfolds into the most tranquil scenery, well, at least in your thoughts! 

Happy Camping!

Christie Lewis
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