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For many lovers of nature and the great outdoors it can be said that their love of nature is a life-long affair, during which you always learn something new and adapt in new and different ways. Camping and residing in nature under the open sky is all very romantic, but it demands preparation, good organization and some survival skills. Hopefully, reading this will help you with that demanding task and prepare you for your trip to the wild in the best possible way.
The most important thing is to choose the place where you will put up your tent wisely. It is for the best that you find a place where there is enough space and not too many bushes.
You will need poles and stakes and all the additional equipment that comes along with your tent. Make sure you bring an axe and a hammer, too. Once you put up the tent, you should also, place a mat for tent entrance and cloths on the ground, so make sure you bring these along with you.
A variety of sleeping bags can be bought in any store with sporting equipment and apparel, but you should devote some time to reading the labels. Not all sleeping bags are the same. Some provide heat for your body only at the certain temperatures, so if the temperature drops you could end up freezing if your sleeping bag does not provide heat at that temperature. Also, if you choose to bring and inflatable air mattress, don’t forget you will also have to bring an air pump and a repair kit. Make sure you bring an extra blanket and your sheets.
Cooking in the nature can be really relaxing, but it too demands a lot of preparation. First of all it is essential that you bring water, especially if there are no water sources around the place you have set up your tent. In order to make fire, you will have to bring matches, fire starters, newspaper, lighter and/or a stove with fuel. You can avoid perhaps bringing too many unnecessary things such as: paper towels and, plates and bowls, measuring cups; but instead bring only those things which are absolutely essential for you in order to have a meal in the open. Make sure you bring enough food and water and the rest should be just fine.
Staying out in the open can sometimes be dangerous and in order to take good care of yourself in a place where there is no hospital in sight, you should definitely bring some of the medicine you normally take and some that you think you may need along with a first aid kit. In cases of emergencies, it could be a true life-saver! Also, a sunburn lotion and an antibiotic cream could come in handy.Read More