Have Fun in Camping and Hiking
One of the least expensive and yet could the most exciting types of vacation are camping and hiking. For sure, this is the kind of vacation that all of your family members will enjoy. Being out there with nature is a great experience through this activity.
It is cheaper to go on a hiking and camping trip than doing other vacation trips. The basic needs are just a tent, a high quality back pack, and a stove. These things can also be used time and time again in your future trips.
There are some useful tips to have a fun and exciting camping and hiking vacation.
A good map should be on your list to bring in the area where you are planning to go. Evaluate if the terrains you are going hiking are not too difficult for you.
Get all the permits necessary in the area where you are planning to have camping and hiking. All regulations about fires, cleanups, etc. are important things to check and know before starting your trip.
Bring clothes that are suited for hiking and camping, and check if the materials are meant for these activities in the wild out there. It is also advisable that you bring extra clothes just in case you need more.
Have the knowhow on the procedure in setting up the equipments that you are bringing during your trip. To make sure you won’t encounter difficulties in the camping site, try setting up your tent for example while you are still at home, once or twice, to see if you have already the skill to do it.
It is very important that you pack enough food for your trip. You will be burning a lot of calories when you are hiking, and so it is imperative that the food you are bringing are high in carbohydrates, fats and protein.
One important thing you have to find out is the location of the water sources along your way. You would need to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while hiking, so you need to stock enough in your backpack.
You might need your first aid kit during your trip so be reminded to have it in your backpack. A GPS system or satellite phone could come in handy when you are travelling far in the wilderness.
Camping and hiking are perfect to be done together because both are designed for adults and children. Younger children and adults have different capabilities, and so it is good to see first which trail to take.
To be able to see the wildlife more, keep your noise at a low level. It is not allowed to wash your feet, brush your teeth, or wash your face, clean your pots and pans by the camp’s water sources. Fires are to be used only when necessary, and if you do, make sure it is put up in the fire rings.