Want to escape city life and step into nature for a while. Here we are!
In this article, we will help you with planning a camping trip. There are many beautiful places in the world where you can connect with nature. Here are some of the guidelines to help you in planning a perfect camping trip.
First and the foremost thing to do is deciding the destination where you want to camp. There are many beautiful places where you can explore nature and relax in its lap. In north India, places like Manali, Bir-Billing, Ladakh, Chail, etc are considered some of the best places to camp. You can find a list of some of the best camping sites in North India here. While selecting a camping destination, you need to make sure that the place selected has camping authorization.
For camping, you also need to decide your camping mode. It means you need to decide first how you want to do camping, like with a tent or in a cabin.
You need to also select the mode of travel, as you will need to pack according to your travel mode. Like, you need to take fewer bags if you are travelling through a bus or train.
Explore the area
This is very important in terms of safe camping. Campsite and the area around it should be explored by you thoroughly in order to prevent yourself from any violation, be it of human rules or wildlife.
When it comes to packing, try to be a minimalist. Because when you go camping, it gets difficult to carry more or heavy bags. Carrying one backpack is the easiest when you have to walk for some time to find a perfect place to set up your tent.
Choice of tents and backpacks
Tents and backpacks should be selected according to the weather conditions and surroundings of your campsite. And also according to the members sharing the tent. There are tents that do not require much manual work and are pretty easy to set like, pop up tents. Then, there are tents that are traditional tents and require pretty much man-power to set them up. Dome tents require a little manual work and are best for 1-2 people. Then there are backpacking tents that are ultralight and have an occupancy of 2 people max.
After all the exploring and walks in nature, you get tired and start food hunting. So, your food packing should also be appropriate. You cannot pack heavy utensils and food items. Try to keep your utensils light and less in quantity. Wash your utensils with a stream nearby and reuse it. Pack stuff that is either fast/ easy to cook or ready-made and have less wastage. Also, do not use disposable utensils as they pollute the environment very much.
Sleeping Bags or Matts
When camping in winters, you need to pack your sleeping bags to prevent you from cold and chilly nights. And if camping in summers, you do not need sleeping bags. If packed, it will just be an extra weight on your shoulders that could have been avoided. That’s why you will also need to consider choosing between sleeping bags or mattress or both? 😉
Accessories like a first-aid kit, torch, fully charged power-bank, additional batteries, etc should also be kept with you in order to provide assistance to you in case of emergencies or surprise elements. Be prepared and safe!
Hence, while planning a camping trip, consider the above tips in order to be fully prepared for an exciting and enjoyable camping break.
One more thing, try to be a Minimalist! It does wonders! 🙂