Choosing the Best Camp Area
By Nicole Munoz
After all those planning and packing finally the scheduled date for your camping trip comes close. Hurriedly, you start putting your things inside the vehicle and start stepping on the accelerator.
Arriving nearer and nearer to your camp site makes you more and more excited already.
You begin to appreciate the swaying trees and the rich soil. Then your excitement gets bigger while your heart beats a little faster than before. After arriving, there is still a lot to do before you can actually say it is camping.
First, you will want to drop by the office of the camp area and identify yourself to the administrators. Tell them that you will check in and if you have made reservations or not.
They will probably tell you to fill up a registration form to know how many are with you, how long you will be staying and whether if you are camping out in a tent or RVing. Asking for a map of the campground will help you not to get lost and to scout around the different areas of the site.
Plus, if you have questions about the site this is the good time to ask them about it. Leave no questions unanswered to be less bothered by them when you actually need one.
After finally arriving at the campground you are now looking out for the best spot to settle down. It is best to bring out your compass now. This will help you navigate through the woods of your camping exploration.
Plus, investing on mens watches with compass have greater returns. Try to choose relatively high places. It is best when your tent is elevated than the ground because if ever it will rain the water will just flow down on your tent rather than under it. Slope areas are also unadvisable. You would not want to roll around when sleeping.
The water source should be very close by to your chosen site. Water is very important when camping. You need water for drinking, cooking, washing up things and a lot more. No one wants to walk very far just to get water supply and back carrying 5 gallons of water.
Finding the right spot should also have the right place for cooking. Some campsites have outdoor grills constructed there. If you have brought along with you your cooking stove place it in a flat area with leaves and twigs far away from it to prevent accidental fire. Remember to never leave the fire unattended. Always dowse it after use.
Pick a site where there is some shade. This will give you a more relaxed feeling through the hottest time of the day. You would not like to have the heat of the sun aimed directly at you. Another thing, do not set up your tent directly under a tree because if it rains, not only would you be a close target for lightning but also of falling branches.
Trashes should also be placed where they ought to be. Always keep your area clean to ensure a more comfortable feeling while resting.
Consider these tips when choosing the perfect spot to camp out. Scout around to check the other places within the campsite before settling into one. If the campsite is so huge, using compass will definitely help you navigate.
Though, compasses and mens watches combined into one will be much better because they point directions and give time. Choosing the best camping area where you will set up your tent should be a relatively high ground, close to a water supply, has adequate food area for cooking and with some shade. After setting up the campsite it is time to do what you came for.
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