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What You Need To Know About Camping

Camping

Whether you pitch a tent or roll up in a motor home, choosing to spend your vacation time camping can be a blast!

Make sure you plan and prepare for all of the little hazards that may arise, by checking out the following tips.

Although not essential, a machete is something that you may consider packing depending on where you are going. It is a very versatile tool in the wilderness. You can cut a trail, hack bamboo and vines for shelter, cut coconuts for water, chop firewood, and even use it as protection against wild animals.

Rain gear – Keep an eye on the weather. Rain or other conditions may impact your travel time and your experience at the campsite. Make sure that you have gear that is appropriate for the weather conditions that you may face. Adjust your departure time as necessary to try and avoid the bulk of the bad weather, if possible.

Look up activities to engage in prior to getting to your destination. This will allow you to check for any deals that may be offered. Also, it will help you be more prepared when you actually get to your destination. You can find trails that may be appropriate for everyone in your family or restaurants that you would enjoy.

Clear up – Leave no trace of your outing at your campsite, for environmental reasons and as a courtesy to others. Make sure all trash is picked up, refill holes you may have dug and of course, that your campfire is completely out!

Camping is a great way to spend your vacation. It can offer great relaxation, inspiration and even teach us a lot about our environment. Keep these tips in mind as you set out on your camping adventure and remember to have fun!

Camping Abroad

Have You Thought About Camping Abroad?

Maybe your dream photographic holiday would be a trip abroad? Perhaps you have a few popular destinations in mind?

Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you’re there. International airfare has been pretty affordable lately. And if you go camping while abroad and choose your destination wisely, by going for more affordable destinations, you could get your dream photographic vacation at a fraction of the cost you might have expected.

http://davidowen.photos/gallery.htmlWhether you are an experienced camper that enjoys long back-country hikes, or you just want to try something new with the family in the great outdoors, making camp abroad will require a whole different lot of planning unless you want to carry everything with you. That can be done of course. Alternatively, you may prefer to hire your equipment at your destination or even choose a campsite with static tents available.

Make sure you plan to take, or acquire, sleeping bags, tents and outdoor cooking supplies. You may also want sleeping pads, air mattresses and cots, as well as camping essentials like flashlights, knives and bug spray. Remember you may not be able to take such items as these on a plane and you may have to arrange to purchase them at your destination and to leave them there when you return.

https://davidowen.photos/shop.htmlAn inexpensive break could involve a volunteer vacation abroad, especially for people looking to do meaningful work during their vacation or career break. You would be with fellow volunteers and local people in developing countries – working hard, traveling, and having a good time while contributing to long-term impact. And of course, able to travel to areas perhaps not on the normal tourist trails.

Whether you go the cheap or the expensive route, camping is a means of obtaining photographs you might not always get in settings you may not previously have thought of. Rather than exotic animals, you may find you are photographing serene countryside and fairy-tale landscapes. Whatever your choice of destination, you will find places and things to photograph; and photographs that you can work with in graphic software to display or mount afterwards, as a long term reminder of your camping holiday abroad.

Planning Your Trip

photo-1469208886418-947b950c50bbWhere Will You Be?

You don’t have to be a scout to be prepared, if you plan to go camping. One of the first rules is to be sure to tell somebody where you will be. If there isn’t an exact location to give, then give a general idea of major roads nearby or even GPS coordinates if you know them and give a timeframe of when you plan to return. It is essential for your safety to make sure to let someone know you are going. Give a relative, a friend or neighbor the name of the campsite, if you are using one. If you are headed out on a less structured trip, give your contact a general idea of where you are headed and a timeline for your return. If something goes wrong, there will be someone to know where to look for you. If you will be camping somewhere that is very far away from civilization, then make sure you have told several people where you will be as well as how long you are intending to stay. Ask them to call you on the day you are supposed to return to ensure your safety.

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If you are new to camping, then don’t just start out alone, simply carting along a rucksack with a few sandwiches and a bottle of soda in it, especially if you want to go rough camping or into the backwoods. It can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing, so it is important to bring along an experienced friend to help you learn the ropes, or else go with an organised group for your first few times..

photo-1455496231601-e6195da1f841Try It OUT BEFORE GOING

Before you leave on your trip, use your backyard to help you work out the kinks in your camping equipment. Put up your tent to make sure you know (or remember!) how to put it up. This will also allow you to see if anything needs to be patched up. It will make it that much easier for you when you get to the campsite. And if you have new gear, figure it out BEFORE you get out there in the wild blue yonder. The practice does really help. No one wants to get to the campground, only to find out that they don’t know how to use something or set up their own tent. Practice with your new gear before you ever set foot on the campground.

Make A List

Make a list of things you need to take with you before you go camping. You may think you are great at packing, but little else is worse than being out in the middle of the woods and realizing you forgot your allergy medication. Sit down and create a comprehensive list of everything you might need during the week before your camping trip.  Try to start getting things together several days before you leave so you have plenty of time.

Check your gear ahead of time. If your canteen is beginning to smell musty, you can give it a good cleaning with baking soda. Place a little bit of water in your canteen, and then add three tablespoons of baking soda. Shake gently, let it sit for sixty minutes, and then rinse with water. Your canteen will be refreshingly clean!

When you are planning a camping adventure, make sure you pack the photo-1478071735433-5d8f19ad0fcaappropriate clothing for your trip. Check the weather forecast and bring the clothing that will be needed on your trip. If it is going to be cold, make sure you have the appropriate coats, gloves, and shoes. Remember to also pack a rain poncho no matter what the weather forecast predicts.

Campground

If you’re new to camping, you’re going to want to arrive early to the campground. The reason for this is you will be new to the campground site and rules, and this will slow you down. You don’t want to be stuck setting up camp after dark, so just arrive a little earlier than you usually would.

A little planning saves a heap of trouble later.

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