One of the greatest hobbies made by man is camping. If you look at it from a different perspective it is quite amusing to see that camping is literally and symbolically going back to our roots as animals. The great thing with the idea of camping is that one can actually accomplish two goals one is for one to attain peace of mind and the other is to train the mind to face the unknown and be comfortable in discomfort of being in an alien territory. So, if you are considering in going camping, here are some best practices that you should know.
Plan for the Worst
As you prepare for the whole camping trip make sure that you not only plan for the essentials but also plan for the best and as you plan for the best you are also planning for the worst. When you prepare for the whole event to be enjoyable and successful you also make sure that you are prepared fully.
Case in point, when you prepare a sturdy tent or caravan awnings so that you can be fully well-rested at night during you are also preparing that very tent and awning should the weather go sour during the time that you are camping and since you did prepare for a sturdy tent you are already safe and assured during such events.
Prepare the Essentials
One of the basic rules of going camping is to prepare for the essentials that you needed. The idea with going camping is that you will put yourself in a situation which is outside of the realm of your comfort zone, thus there is a need to prepare for the essential things that you needed not only to make the event memorable but also it will also serve as a contingency plan for the moment when there is an emergency.
An essential does not only include medicine and food, but also light, power, and even fuel. One must always prepare for the essentials of going camping, the process of going camping is not only when you leave but it is when you start preparing before leaving for the event.
Clean as You Go
Some say that when you go on adventures you only leave footprints not garbage at the place you visited. The culture of camping and adventure must not be stopped but rather it must be proliferated to the next generation.
One way to continue the tradition and practice of camping is to preserve the camping sites and areas where people usually go camping, when we preserve these areas, we also preserve the tradition and practice of camping and pass it to the next generation. So you clean as you go whenever you are done with your camping experience and make sure that the place is ready for the next camper ahead.
Man is the only being who enjoys the wilderness, the very place where we left to build civilization. Maybe it is tied to our DNA to be drawn towards the wilderness because we take our roots and origins from such place, in our evolution as apex predators the wilderness is not a scary place but it is our place where we dominate and belong into.