If you are determined to undertake a few days of camp With family or friends, it is better to prepare yourself because you will not be at home. Some experts in camping They offer us these tips so you can enjoy the experience to the fullest, without taking any risks.
- Install in a semi-open place, it is better that there are trees to be more protected from the wind. High, solid terrain is always drier. Avoid dry river ditches in case it rains, in which case it is advisable to dig a channel around the base of the tent that ends downstream to avoid flooding.
- If the wind blows strong, hold the tent ropes with large stones. Luggage can serve as a counterweight in the store.
- Do not keep food inside the store to avoid attracting animals.
- Find a supply of drinking water. If it is not drinkable, you can use chlorine or iodine to decontaminate it. Another solution is to boil it. Never drink water from abandoned wells.
- Verify that the wood you use to make a fire is not rotten, damp or green, in which case it will not work for you. Dark wood (eucalyptus, hawthorn) provides the best embers, and white wood (pine, poplar) is very good for achieving a good flame (pine, poplar). Light the fire in a clean place that preferably does not burn the grass. Put some stones around to demarcate the area. Take advantage of the wind with oxygen to start the combustion of the campfire. Do not use flammable fuels when the fire is alive, it is very dangerous. It is recommended to soak the firewood to extinguish the fire completely.
- Identify a place to dig a latrine. It should be as far away as possible so as not to disturb the camping area. Then cover the latrine with the ashes of the campfire to disinfect and avoid flies.
- Make all tools available to people in one place, preferably in order of size and use.
- Ideally, food should be stored in a common place. The interior of the car can be the safest to protect them from insects, humidity and excess heat. Remember to ration food to prevent an emergency.
- All campers must ensure the health and safety of others. If you are traveling with children, designate a responsible adult for each.
Objects or material that cannot be missing in a good camp: Toilet paper, stainless steel pot and plastic dishes, mosquito repellent, garbage bags, can and bottle opener, mobile phone with clock, flashlight with batteries or spare batteries, multipurpose Swiss army knife, hammer to nail the store, cash, blanket, thermos, water filter or water treatment tablets, cartographic map of the region, paper and pencil, oil lamp, matches and lighter, equipped camping house, raincoat, UV protection filters, stakes and a first aid kit first aid.
Camping 101 for Beginners | Useful Knowledge (November 2023)