4 Great Tips to Truly Enjoy Your Camping Trip
Although it’s hard, camping is beneficial for everyone. It offers you a total body exercise, fresh air, plenty of sunshine, a chance to sit on the lap of Mother Nature, an opportunity to spend quality time together, and ultimately tremendous joy! But while acquiring these health benefits, you have to be careful because you’re exposed to wilderness and elements. Here are tips to make the most of your camping trip while taking good care of you and your loved ones.
1. Be Safe
The fun of a camping trip lies in being wild in the wilderness! Swim, fish, ride a boat and/or bike and hike to your heart’s content. But don’t forget to be safe. Bring and wear protective gear like life jackets and helmets wherever applicable.
If kids and pets are involved in your camping trip, watch them closely. Make sure they have been vaccinated. Also often perform tick checks on your pets.
Make sure to protect yourself and your kids from the sun with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen, preferably SPF15 or higher. Guard your lips with a lip screen too.
Don’t forget to carry things like first-aid kit, other medications, GPS or compass, map, flashlights, extra batteries, enough warm clothes, water purification tablets and bandages to cover cuts, blisters or other injuries.
2. Be Sure-footed
Remember to choose your footwear carefully because during camping, you’ll be moving in an unfamiliar terrain. Your footwear should be sturdy, provide you enough support and comfort, protect you on slippery surfaces and be closed from all sides. They should also be waterproof, so as to be safe in rains and in case you have to cross a river, even if it’s not raining.
3. Prepare for a Good Night Sleep
Bring everything you can to take a good night sleep. After moving in the wild for the whole day, your body will need ample rest; otherwise you can’t enjoy camping with your aching body. Bring a pillow that will provide good support to your neck. Also bring yoga mats, camping pads and other foam cushions that will act as a barrier between your body and the hard ground. And of course, you should also bring blankets because nights are extremely cold out there in jungles.
4. Don’t Get Tempted to Eat Nature’s Gifts
You may be enticed to eat those nice looking berries or mushrooms. But unless you are sure that they are edible, never eat them. Always carry foods from home and wash hands before eating them.
I hope you’ll follow these tips and will truly enjoy your trip. Happy camping!