Camping is spending time outdoors in a natural setting while directly experiencing it. Camping often involves overnight stays away from home in a shelter such as a tent, a motor vehicle camper, or even an improvised bivouac sack. It may involve staying at one place for just one night or camping out for several weeks or months. Camping is a great way to explore the natural world and spend time with friends and family.
Activities involved in camping?
A wide variety of activities are practiced while camping, such as
gathering wild foods
Other activities include preparing food, making or setting up a campsite including tents and other shelters, finding firewood for the fire, cooking, first aid/wilderness medicine, building a trail from scratch using stone or another material, and finding general route information.
Camping may be combined with hiking, as in backpacking. There is no universally held definition of what is not camping; simple guidelines include that a camper leaves no trace of having been there when the campsite is packed up, campers have a place for their food and belongings that are not in or tied into a tree, and that the campers carry their equipment.
What are some tips for camping?
1: Plan your meal menu ahead of time. Make sure you plan out what food you need to make the meals you want to make during your trip. For example, you might only need to bring quick/easy meals, one-pot meals, or just snacks on a weekend camping trip. If you plan on cooking over the fire, then decide if you want to prepare your food or buy pre-prepared food that needs added water.
2: Bring enough of the essentials. You don’t want to run out of toilet paper, tampons/feminine products, band-aids, or food. (campingplassen)
3: For clothing – wear layers. You can peel off the layers in hot weather and add them back when you get cold from being wet from water or sweat. And you don’t have to bring all your warm clothes if you are camping in hot weather. (http://campingplassen.no/camping-kristiansand/) You can layer up.
4: Have fun. If it’s your first time, go with people you know and have a good time.
What do I need to bring camping?
To start, there are certain things that you will need to bring camping (http://campingplassen.no/overnatting-kristiansand/) for your safety and well-being.
1 – A Backpack or large bag to carry stuff in.
2 – Hiking boots or sneakers
3 – Sturdy closed-toe shoes (preferably waterproof)
4 – Basic First Aid kit with bandages, adhesive tape, gauze, antiseptic wipes and ointment
5 – Sunscreen (SPF 30 or more)
6 – Insect Repellent (preferably containing DEET; long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended during tick season)
7 – Bottled Water
8 – High-energy, easy to eat snacks
9 – A sharp knife and a multi-tool
10 – Biodegradable soap and a sponge/scrubber for hand-washing (optional)
11 – Garbage bags
12 – Fire Starters (stored in a waterproof container)
13 – A pack of waterproof matches or a lighter
14 – A roll of duct tape (optional) and twine.
15 – Emergency space blanket(s) and/or sleeping bag(s) (in cold weather)
Camping is a great way to spend time with friends and family in the outdoors. It’s even better if you do it safely by planning, bringing the right equipment and staying safe while exploring nature.