Camping Tips

Camping Tips

When it comes to camping trips, they should be relaxing adventures no matter what it is, a family trip, romantic rendezvous, or a trip seeking adventure in the back-century. There are fundamental things all people should know about and prepare for before going camping, whether it is a camping enthusiast or a novice. Those who are seasoned campers tend to be aware of the necessities, but those who many not camp as frequently or who are taking a small trip may overlook some of the basics.

 

First of all, know the territory! Be aware of the trail system (if applicable) and the precise location. Come equipped with a compass and if affordable, a GPS in case of an emergency. One should also have a radio to contact authorities in case of an emergency, particularly if camping in the back-country. Also, be aware of the weather forecasts but prepare for sudden changes or unexpected storms, unbearable heat, etc.

 

Other necessities? First aid kits are essential! It’s important to have the basics and to plan for unexpected illnesses, even those as minute as a headache. Bring EXTRA water. People often under pack water because of its heaviness and space consumption; however, this is the LAST thing that should be compromised. Dehydration can be deadly. There can never be too much water, so keep this in mind. Secondly, be sure to bring enough non-perishable food, in the even fresh foods are damaged or spoiled. Be sure to discard of all food remains as to not attract wildlife or predators such as bears or mountain lions.

 

Be sure to bring enough layers and extra blankets or coverings. Harsh and unexpected cold can be brutal.

 

Lastly, be aware of your surroundings. Bringing a basic camping guide is a wise effort to address other things that may be overlooked. Stay hydrated. Stay on trail. Remain aware of your surroundings and cautious of potential dangers. Stay in a pair or group at all times. Be sure to clean up all trash and leave no garbage behind. It’s important to leave nature as it was before you visited. And of course, enjoy yourself, your company, and the solace nature provides.

 

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Ideal Camping Stove

Ideal Camping Stove

There are many different options for a suitable stove for each camping on base of the location and weather condition of the camping site. There are two general categories of camping stoves namely according to camping activity and fuel used.

Generally, camping stoves are portable and lightweight and may come various sizes and shapes for convenient handling. There are two categories of stove with their corresponding pros and cons.

Types of camping stoves according to camping activity and location:

Backpacking stoves

Stoves of these kinds are portable and easy to use, which perform well when fueled by gas canister, solid fuel or methylated spirit.

Mountain stoves

These kinds of stoves are usually lightweight and come with a detachable liquid fuel source for easy set-up. However, these have low performances if used in high altitude location or places with very cold climate.

Family camping stoves

Since these are intended for family outing, they are usually the bulky type that can be transported with the use of a car.

Types of camping stoves according to fuel used:

Stove with gas canister

This type is the easiest to use since you only need to switch and light it on. However, more disadvantages are observed like the high operational cost, waste disposal problem, and reduced performance in high altitude places.

Solid fuel stove

This makes use of alcohol gels and hex blocks to produce fire. Advantages include safety, reliability, affordability, and low maintenance. Like any other stoves, it also has limitations like longer cooking duration, limited availability and inefficient heat production.

Mythylated spirit powered stove

The vapor emitted by the burner is what keeps the stove working. It is a lot safer; however, cooking time is longer due to very low temperature produced.

Petroleum liquid based stove

Economical and versatility make this type of stove ideal for longer camping days and extreme condition adventures. The only disadvantage of this type is, it needs extra pumping effort to pre-heat the fuel and produce light.

Various options should always be explored when buying a camping stove. Consider the advantages and disadvantages before deciding to buy. The kind of trip, the number of campers, and the climate should always be taken into account. When buying a camping stove, always see to it that the fuel is compatible with the type of stove to be able to maximize its performance. We can only say that this type of stove is ideal if it suitable to the kind of camping trip we are undertaking.