Now and then, the idea of a holiday pops into your head. But, holidays are expensive, so they’re usually just ruled out. But, what if you could get traveling, without paying anything at all? Or, at least very little. And, of course, you can! You just need to be willing to drop your modern essentials and get back to basics! Imagine spending a week in the wilderness, without any electronics or other distractions. Just you and nature. If this doesn’t appeal to you now, then you’ll probably not be interested in this post. But, if you like the sound of it, you should read on.
Pitching a tent and lighting a fire aren’t hard tasks by themselves. With the right tools and know-how, you can do these tasks in minutes. Camping gets hard when bad weather and unpleasant conditions take hold. So, it’s important to be prepared.
You should always look up the climate and weather of the place you plan to travel to. These will dictate the clothing that you take with you. When it comes to warmth, it’s much better to take too much than too little. But, you’ll still have to travel light, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re not taking too much. Try carrying your bag on a long walk, before going. If it’s too much now, it’ll be far too much when you’re hungry and tired.
Next, you need to consider food. If you’re a first-timer, it’s a bad idea to assume that you’ll be able to find food. Instead, you should take enough food to last the whole trip. The best foods to take into areas like this are dehydrated ones. They won’t turn bad and are light. You just need water to cook them, too. Of course, you’ll also need to be able to light a fire. But, a small stove could be a good backup, in case of bad weather.
A minor injury at home is nothing. You can bandage cuts and let pulls rest. But, out in the wild, you have to do more. Minor wounds can become infected, making them much worse. And, you probably won’t have a chance to put your feet up. It’s incredibly important to take the best ifak kit or first aid kit that you can. They will have everything you need to deal with more injuries, without having to lug around a huge medical back. This is an area that far too many people ignore. Small injuries will ruin your trip and could even be life-threatening if they’re not looked after. You can take a basic first aid course if you want to be extra prepared. This will give you a chance to practice using medical tools, before an emergency.
Hopefully, this will help you to decide if you have what it takes to get yourself out in the wilderness, camping under the stars. If not, then you might need a little more persuasion. Look at countries you’d like to visit, and then look at their countryside. This should inspire even the least outdoorsy person that camping is a good idea!
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