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Camping Hacks You Can Try On Your Next Outdoor Trip.

Use a Checklist 

Camping is different from other outdoor activities. In events such as hiking, camping, and hunting, you need to be able to be aware of your surroundings and items needed at all times. One way in which you can keep everything organized is by using a checklist.

For example, if you are going on a camping trip with your family or friends and are supposed to gather at certain spots after dark, use a checklist to check the time (each person’s starting time) in which they should meet up at the meeting point. In addition, use easy-to-follow instructions as to what you need for that night’s campfire pit or how much firewood should be split for the evening fire pit.

Pack Everything You Need 

Particularly when transporting heavy gear like tents and sleeping bags, it is important that everything goes into a large bag or duffle bag instead of packages whenever possible. This helps keep things organized when packing everything into your tent bag later on, not to mention it also makes unpacking easier on yourself after arriving at your destination.

Use Stems 

When choosing trees with thick branches… think stems! Instead of trying to walk around branches like some kind of jungle beast while trying to pick berries and fruit, try climbing up the thick branches to pick them.

Use Mini Backpacks and Packs 

These help keep things organized when you are packing things into your pack as well as traveling with it. In addition, using a backpack makes carrying around heavy items like heavier packs easier for your back compared to wearing a backpack on and off throughout the day.

Practice and Patience 

Sometimes things do not happen the way you expect them to. For example, if you are camping and have planned on going out for a walk in search of berries, you may end up with a bear interrupting your walk. Believe it or not, bears will remind themselves of their hunting instincts when doing things such as eating berries… which can put you at risk if they encounter your sleeping bag or tent.

Use a Flashlight in Low Light Conditions

Instead of lighting the fire pit with a match or lighter, you can use a flashlight to help light up the area around your campfire. This will keep away any unwanted intruders that may be nearby when doing so.

Practice Scouting . 

When doing scouting for wildlife and other natural history items during hiking, camping and hunting trips. practice it before actually going.There is nothing worse than practicing something (like seeing what type of items would be good for spearing or using for starting fires), only to find out at that moment that these items are not available to you while in an actual wilderness trip.

An Alternative To A Bug Net

Use The Inverted Square Cone Hat ! This is common sense that many people forget about when out in the woods for days, weeks and months at a time. It is important to keep bugs and mosquitoes at bay, as these are very annoying little creatures when placed in one’s sleeping area of camping or hiking trips. For this reason, you should always remember this when out in the middle of the woods.

Be Prepared For The Rain 

Even though rain is a very heavy, slow moving type of element (meaning it is not good for travel or hiking in most cases), you still need to be prepared. If the weather reports predict rain, then it is best to have a sturdy rain poncho or rain cover in your pack at all times so that you can use it if the worst case scenario occurs and the rain starts coming down with great force.

Toilet Paper & Colored Bags 

Headed into the wilderness for a nice camping trip? Have some emergency toilet paper on hand in case you need to go out into the wilds and use some bushes for relief. This will prevent any unwanted visits from unwanted bugs and other creatures as well as having something to cover yourself up with to prevent more from seeing you from underneath your bags.

Use A Map And Plan

If You Are Planning On A Long Journey Out In The Wilds.  It is very important to have a map, compass, map(s) and a plan written out in advance of any journey. Otherwise, it could be very difficult for you to find your way back after you have finished.

Be Adaptable 

Being adaptable means that you must have the ability to adapt your plans from one situation/ place to another situation/ place should things not go according to plan! For example, if you are heading out into a colder area and are not expecting rain and there is then rain later on in the trip that changes your plans; don’t panic just take those plans that didn’t work and make them work for the new plans.

Don’t Over-Pack

Thick clothing is great in terms of keeping warm but if you don’t need it then leave it at home! Also, keep in mind that when in cold weather areas such as near the Arctic Circle or near glaciers or mountainous areas; having too many items with you will weight down your backpack and may cause problems getting round.

Always Carry In You Something Cool To Drink

Also carry something dry if possible as not only will you need it to drink but it can also be used to help keep you warm if the weather turns bad! Another thing to carry could be a snack such as food or anything that can be eaten quickly.

Carry A Compass 

Always carry a compass as well as maps and make sure you have some idea of where you are heading.

Pack an Essentials Kit 

Always pack an essentials kit in your backpack which consists of things such as matches, lighters, glow sticks, whistles, rope for making snares for prey, rope for sometimes tying other things together . Another reason why you should pack such a kit is because should the unthinkable happen and you do get lost during your trek; then all of those items will come in very useful.

Furthermore somewhere inside your kit is also a small first aid/ emergency medical kit and this should contain medical supplies such as bandages/ plasters, tape etc… Also pack some good quality disposable cutlery .so that even if all else fails you can use them by eating off them or using them to cut up food.

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