Have Fun in Camping and Hiking
Camping and hiking are one of the least expensive and yet could be the most exciting types of vacation. This is the type of vacation that all members of your family will enjoy. This kind of activity is also a great way to be in touch with nature.
It costs you little money to go on a hiking and camping trip compared to other kinds of vacation. The basic needs are just a tent, a high quality back pack, and a stove. These things can also be used time and time again in your future trips.
Here are some guidelines that you can follow in order to have an enjoyable and exciting camping and hiking vacation.
A good map should be on your list to bring in the area where you are planning to go. Evaluate if the terrains you are going hiking are not too difficult for you.
Permits are necessary when going camping and hiking in some areas, so it is advisable to have these ready. All regulations about fires, cleanups, etc. are important things to check and know before starting your trip.
Bring clothes that are suited for hiking and camping, and check if the materials are meant for these activities in the wild out there. It is recommended that you pack up extra clothes just in case you need more.
Have the knowhow on the procedure in setting up the equipments that you are bringing during your trip. An example is to experiment setting up your tent once or twice perhaps, and see if you can do it efficiently so as not to face difficult moments when you are in the site.
Sufficient food for the trip is a very important preparation. The foods you will be bringing should be high in carbohydrate, fats and protein since you will be burning a lot of calories when hiking.
One important thing you have to find out is the location of the water sources along your way. Drinking plenty of water while hiking is important to prevent dehydration, and so get ready with enough water in your backpack.
Do not forget your first aid kit because you might need it during the trip. A GPS system or satellite phone could come in handy when you are travelling far in the wilderness.
Children and adults can do camping and hiking, and so it is good to have these activities together. Younger children and adults have different capabilities, and so it is good to see first which trail to take.
To be able to see the wildlife more, keep your noise at a low level. There are rules not allowing you to wash your feet, brush your teeth, wash your face, clean pots and pans near the camp site’s water sources. Fires are to be used only when necessary, and if you do, make sure it is put up in the fire rings.