All you need know about camping

Camping is an open-air activity of staying in a tent overnight in a place, mostly the countryside away from home either alone or as a group of family or friends ( Camping can last from a period of one day to a couple of months. During camping, people look for means of survival, and they may prepare their meals over a fire set up at night.

Types of camping

There are many types of camping that one may decide to explore. They include

a) Hiking or Backpacking

b) Tent camping

c) Canoe camping

d) Survivalist camping

e) Van camping

The two main types of camping that are common to many are Tent Camping and Backpacking.

a) Tent camping: This involves moving to a place, especially a countryside, and setting up tents to be used for shelter and at night for sleeping ( This type of camping can last from a couple of days to a week, depending on the camper’s choice.

b) Hiking/Backpacking: This type of camping involves moving by walking and carrying all the essentials one needs during the day and settling at night in tents. This type of camping can last from one to several months.

Requirements for camping.

a) First Aid kit: One must ensure their first aid kit has repellants to be used at night to keep away bugs and some wild animals just to be on the safe side.

b) Navigation materials: they include a map and a compass to help them navigate their way through camping sites.

c) Form of shelter: One should ensure they carry enough housing that is the tents and the sleeping bags that will be used during camping (

d) Torch and Headlamps

e) Enough food and water.

when planning for a camping trip.

When planning for a camping trip, there are specific steps and considerations one has to look into for a pleasant camping experience. They include.

a) Previsit: this helps the campers to familiarise themselves with the camping site, get to know how far it is, and even see the requirement to be used throughout the camping period.

b) Reviews from previous campers: this helps one to understand what to expect.

c) Ensure you have all the requirements needed.

d) Check out and plan for the activities that you can have on the camping site.

Benefits of camping.

Camping has a wide range of benefits, especially health wise benefits. They include

a) Reducing stress levels.

b) Lowers sugar level

c) Creates a room for mediation

d) Helps in bonding with family and friends

e) Creates a room for relaxing

f) Promotes good sleeping patterns

g) Exercises can be done through backpacking.