By RICHARD CHRISTOPHER. Hiking And Camping. Published at Sunday, April 01st, 2018 - 00:12:59 AM.
Get comfortable using all of your safety and survival equipment and practice using it the correct way. It is not the time to start learning how to navigate with a compass and map after you are already lost. It`s not the time to learn how to start a fire with a 6 year old flare you`ve been carrying forever in your pack. It`s not time to learn about safe rafting and best survival practices after you`re in danger. Put aside some time to learn about all the features of your camping gear before you head out to your favorite campground. You might be surprised to learn how incredible your GPS really is once you understand how to use the backtrack feature. You will also be mighty thankful when you learn the proper weight distribution for your backpack. Take time to learn about your camping gear - practice around your home before you venture into the great outdoors.
Optimize your time in the back country wilderness. The easiest way to ensure maximum outdoor enjoyment is to get the best possible value from your gear. Let these hints guide you in getting the most out of your outdoor recreational equipment - and your outdoor wilderness experience.
o What`s the terrain like? Will you be pitching a tent or using a camper? Will your destination be in the rough or will it be a designated cleared site? o Check the Weather predictions and always be prepared for the unexpected. The first time you don`t will be the time you wish you had.
Take pride and take care of your outdoor gear. Hopefully you`ve learned this from your parents and not necessarily from experience. Take good care of your camping gear and the camping gear will take good care of you! If you`re careless with your gear it will let you down when you need it the most. That`s one adventure you can do without. Carefully inspect each piece of your outdoor equipment - hiking rafting camping safety and survival gear before you embark on your wilderness adventure. Upon your return clean and properly store all of your camping gear. Make a habit of periodically checking your gear`s safety straps fuel waterproofing batteries and overall condition. Taking good care of your outdoor equipment is an important part of enjoying your hiking rafting and/or camping trip.
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