Mountain camping is a great way to explore nature, spend quality time with friends and family. During a camping trip, campers can not only enjoy the fresh air, glorious mountains, and clear lakes and streams, but can also enjoy plenty of picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, swimming, and more activities in the great wide wilderness.
Camping is enjoyable, but for beginners and inexperienced ones, it can be tricky. What gear needs to be packed, how to choose a campsite...About these questions, below we will give our top tips to help make your first time camping enjoyable and stress-free.
1. PREPARE ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR A MOUNTAIN CAMPING
- Camping Tent: It’s important to choose one tent that’s right for you and suitable for the season. Make sure your tent will allow enough room to store your gear in the tent and have a comfortable space to sleep. Practice setting up your tent at home in advance before camping out and try to spend a night in the tent to judge if you like camping.
- Air Mattress: The combination of a camping cot and the sleeping pad is very popular now. They keep us away from the cold ground to effectively prevent the loss of body heat.
- Sleeping Bag: The season and temperature rating of the sleeping bags are important elements, so be sure to pay attention to them, while choosing sleeping bags.
- Lantern: During the night, you can hang it on top of the tent to get light. And if you wanted to go to the bathroom, having a lantern will be a lot more convenient.
- Chair: It is necessary to take camping chairs, which will let you sit up and chat with your companions.
2. 5 NECESSARY ACCESSORIES
- Hand Crank Flashlight with Radio and USB Port: even with no batteries, you can have a light, or get weather forecasts, charge your cell phone.
- First Aid Kit: make sure to carry one and know how to use it. If you have unique needs, even you can consider custom-building your own first aid kit.
- Dehydrated Food: in an emergency, dehydrated food can give you energy. Maybe it’s not delicious, but it’s a must.
- Moisture-Proof Matches/Lighter/Long Burning Emergency Candles: help you start a fire for heat and cooking.
- Photos of Your Companion/ Laminated Card with Emergency Numbers / Medical Information / Extra Medication
3. FIND THE RIGHT& CLOSE CAMPSITE
A campsite with few rocks, softer ground, like grass or sand, is a better sleeping area. Put one waterproof tarp under your tent, and another one at the top of your tent, this will ensure you stay dry. Similarly, if you camp close to home there is always the option of returning if the conditions aren't favorable.
4. KEEPING COOL & WARM
Always set up your tent in a shady spot, and keep the windows open, which will keep your tent cool in the hot summer. At night, the outside is cold even in summer, so make sure your sleeping bag rated for the coldest temperature you’ll encounter and filling the sleeping bag with blanket and clothes.
You can prepare as much in advance as possible in the home, and then the next thing to do is boiling the food at the campsite.
6. KEEP CLEAN
The food and trash may attract animals, so keep your outdoor kitchen clean are essential. Wash dishes immediately after cooking, wipe down the table after each meal, and properly store both food and trash.
7. REPEL INSECTS
Don’t use hygiene products that have a perfume that will attract bugs. Use the lavender spray to keep the bugs from biting. Throwing sage into a campfire is a useful method that can help keep bugs away for awhile.
Your perfect mountain camping trip awaits.