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What You Need To Know About Camping

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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!

Survival Knives – A Useful Tool

knife1When camping, a survival knife is essential. It can serve many important purposes. Depending on the type of knife you get, you can use it to cut wood or slice through rope or even to clear brush out of your way.

There are a lot of different kinds of survival knives and the best way to select the right one for you will depend on the purpose you intend to use the knife for. There are three main types of knife to consider: the fixed blade knife, the folding blade knife (which is often referred to as a pocket knife), and the multi-tool survival knife. Each knife has many benefits that make it a great knife to own.knife2

The fixed blade knife is usually sturdier than the folding blade or the multi-tool knife but may not be as easy to carry and conceal as the other types. Most have a sheath that attaches to a belt to make it easier to carry.

The folding blade knife is concealed within the handle. While it’s easier to carry and conceal, it can’t be used for the same purposes as a fixed blade knife, as it has a shorter blade, and won’t be as strong as a fixed blade knife If the spring mechanism fails to open, you could end up without a blade.

The multi-tool survival knife is a favorite among wild campers. This knife features other attachments that make it easy to use in a variety of circumstances. Tools that you might find on this knife include: scissors, pliers, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a wire-stripper, and a can opener. Some companies manufacture multi-tool knives that are geared toward a specific activity like hunting. The blade of your knife can be made with a variety of materials including stainless steel, ceramic, and carbon steel. Each material has advantages and disadvantages.

Ceramic blades are tough, but also fragile. They make good knives for basic tasks like cleaning a fish but they will break easily if dropped against a rock or other hard surface. For this reason, it’s suggested that you use your ceramic knife as a backup to a heavy duty knife made of steel.

Remember, in some jurisdictions, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon!

Top 5 Camping Gadgets

photo-1477512076069-d31eb021716fCamping out can be so much more pleasant and safer if you have gadgets that can help. Once you have the necessities for camping, it’s perfectly fine to begin upgrading your kit with items that make life more convenient or that contribute to your safety and need for food, water and shelter.  While there are many modern gadgets available there are five that no one should be without unless you want to want to live on the edge.

How long does your cell phone battery last without charging? Most phones these days have so many applications working on them that they need to be charged every 24 hours. If you are not on a campsite, that can be difficult to arrange. A solar powered charger for your cell phone and your radio will help ensure that you can call for help, or check on changing weather conditions if you need to. There are 3-in-1 gadgets available that mean you can charge your cell phone, have a radio and a flashlight all contained one easy to carry gadget.photo-1477544437652-fdfbf813e056-1

Collecting wood for a fire can take time and if it’s wet, it can be hard to light. You also need a lot of wood for cooking. Portable solar cookers are great gadgets to have. They set up anywhere and provide a method for you to cook on instantly. It means you can also boil water for safe drinking supplies. At extra bonus is that you can use this at home too when the power’s gone out. Of course, you have to be camping (or living) in an area with sufficient light to recharge the solar battery!

Another way of purifying your water without having to boil it or use pills is to use a UV water purification wand. These tools look like wands and purify your water in just under a minute.

If you are camping away from a camping site, then a flint and knife bracelet is the perfect pairing, if you want to build your own fire and not lug solar chargers with you. It’s a little corded bracelet that fits around your wrist and gives you immediate access to a fire starter and a sharp knife right away.

A tent hammock is another gadget can improve your comfort levels. Not only do you get protection from outside intruders like mosquitoes, but you’re lifted off the ground to protect you from water or land animals.

There are so many gadgets that can be used to make camping more comfortable, if you have the space to carry them. There are containers that create power from any form of liquid, clothes that repel bugs just based on the materials they’re made from, and solar backpacks that have a solar panel soaking up the sun while you trek around so that you can use the energy it absorbs later – these can also be used when commuting for power on the go.

Once all of your basic needs are met you could look at cool gadgets that can make your camping experience more comfortable.

 

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