Going camping outdoors is a fantastic way to get back in touch with nature. Most of us live our entire lives in cities, rarely venturing outdoors, and seldom appreciating nature. Getting back in touch with nature and learning to appreciate it and how beautiful it is, is commendable. If you, like millions of other Americans, are waking up to the reality of the beauty of nature, then this is the right page for you. Camping for the first time can be a massive headache, and there can be a number of struggles that can ruin your experience.
In this article, we are going to tell you about a few common camping struggles, and we are going to tell you how you can overcome them. We hope that by overcoming these struggles, you will develop a stronger bond and attachment to nature and will enjoy camping more!
Here are a few common camping struggles and how you can overcome them!
Not Enough Water!
If you, like many others, camp in your RV, then you will be all too familiar with a lack of water. Not having enough water, when camping, can be a nightmare. However, if you go tankless, you will find that you can have hot water as soon as you turn your taps or showers on and that you do not need to refill your water tank and allow it to heat up. A shortage of water, when camping, can be a real headache and can bring down the entire mood. By investing in a tankless heater, you can have hot water whenever you need to.
Finding a Good Spot or Route for Camping
Finding a good camping spot or a good hiking route can be very difficult. Thankfully, however, there are a number of outdoorsman forums where you can find a full and comprehensive list of hiking spots, routes, and camping spots. These forums cater to fellow outdoorsmen and will only offer you the best destinations that there are. In order to have the best time possible, you need to have the best location!
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Rain can put a real dampener, no pun intended, on your camping trip. However, rain does not necessarily have to mean that your camping trip is over – in fact – some people actually enjoy camping out in the rain! If you have an RV, you can forego this suggestion. If you do not have an RV, however, then you will want to follow this suggestion to the letter. Firstly, you will need a waterproof poncho to keep yourself dry, thick socks, and lots of wool – wool dries up and will keep you warm when wet, unlike cotton (known as the death fabric). You will also need a waterproof tent and utensils.
We all get blisters when we are out hiking, though there are a few ways to reduce them or treat them. You will need to invest in some spray-on blister plasters, which will solve your blisters instantly. You also need to wear comfortable, but appropriate, hiking shoes and socks. By wearing the right footwear, you will reduce your chances of getting any painful blisters or sores, and if you do, you will be able to treat them immediately with spray-on plasters.
While not necessarily a problem, it is important that when you are out camping or traveling, that you communicate with your family and tell them where you are at all times. The reason for this is, quite simply, that if you were to become hurt, in danger, or lost, your family would be able to notify the authorities of your last destination, and your intended destinations. This way, authorities will be able to dispatch search teams and, hopefully, find you unharmed. Communication and maintaining it is for your best interests when you are out camping, or just traveling.
Cooking while Camping
If you do not have an RV, then you will likely be presented with a problem: how do I cook? Some outdoors people enjoy cooking over fires made out of sticks, others prefer simpler solutions. One solution, and this author’s personal favorite, is to invest in a gas-burning stove. These stoves are small, portable, and do not weigh a lot. You can plug them in and cook almost anything in your frying pan, which means if you are a hunter, you can cook your kills. Cooking while camping is a great way to stay fit, in shape, and healthy, without resorting to powdered meals.
In this article, we hope to have explained a few problems you may experience while camping, and their solutions. We thank you for joining us on this page and reading our article – we hope this article benefits you and that we have solved a few problems you may have experienced. Happy camping!