If you’ve never gone camping, you are in for a treat. There is nothing better than going waking up next to nature. If you have been hesitant to try camping because you’re not sure how to go about it, the following article can help.
Water is critical for your survival when hiking in the backcountry. Carry water purification tablets with you or some sort of water filter that is capable of filtering out bacteria. There are many different kinds available at your local sporting goods store. Whenever you are looking for a water source, make sure the water is flowing; stagnant water can kill you if not treated properly.
If you are planning any kind of backcountry camping, a must carry item is a fire starter kit. If you are in a survival situation, fire is a way to cook, keep you warm, purify water, and signal for help. Many camping stores sell fire starters that can be used when wet and do not require any fuel. Also, try making fire when you are not in a survival situation so you know you can do it if the need arises.
Water is very important when camping. When camping at a campground, there should be ample supply of water available, but on the trail, you will have to carry some with you. If you are going long distances, you should probably carry iodine tablets to sanitize any water you find before drinking. Be careful, dysentery can be deadly.
Camping provides the inevitable experience that you, your family and most of your possessions will probably get dirty. Don’t stress out when it inevitably happens. Then, you can be as messy as you want, without worry of getting dirty. You can reclaim the normalcy in your life when you arrive back home.
Now that you know what to do, start planning your camping excursion. You will be one of the best campers around with the information you’ve learned. You will have a great time, whether you camp near or far.