Thursday, December 5, 2013

How To Go Camping

How To Go Camping

If you're like me, and never had any family interested in the woods, hunting, fishing, etc. while growing up and you want to take your child in the woods to go camping, here's a small guide for you. Camping isn't some form of magic, it's mostly just making sure you packed all of the right stuff.

A list of things you will probably need is here:

All of those things up there are recommended if you plan on going camping, although some of them may not apply to you. For example, if you don't have a pet, you wont need a pet bed. Make sure you always have essentials for when camping in the woods. Always make sure you have a way of contacting people in an emergency such as a phone. You never know when something bad might happen.

A few extra helpful hints that I picked up when going in the woods are, you should dig a small trench around your campsite, seal all of your food, and bury your fecal matter once you are finished doing your business. All of this is to ensure safety, prevent flooding, and prevent infection or sickness from entering your camp. 

If you are using tents, always make sure they are 100% waterproof. You can contract hypothermia and it can be deadly. Also make sure to light a fire often, as fire and smoke keeps animals away from your shelter. That includes bears, snakes, raccoon, and bugs.

Since you'll probably want to keep something either you made or found in the woods, maybe bring a box or some form of storage for extra items to bring back. Possibly the bag you brought the extra food in would serve well for that purpose if you ate all of it. If you run a home business like me, you may want to bring your phone with a data plan on it. One camping trip isn't worth ruining your whole life.

Bring a gun as well. That should be self explanatory.

Some tricks you might pick up on the way may help you in other aspects of your life as well. A good example would be some of the lashes and knots. You can tie two things together, catch something, or secure something with all these knots. Maybe, you will pick up carpentry or carving skills. Those could be useful in obvious ways.

Camping can be a great experience; its all in what you make of it. Bring people you get along with, and plenty of extra stuff. That way you don't have to go back to your house or store to get what you forgot.

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