By RICHARD CHRISTOPHER. Hiking And Camping. Published at Wednesday, April 04th, 2018 - 12:10:22 PM.
Let`s dive into some of the specifics on what we covered above: If you plan on camping through your hike- Get a good quality tent. Be sure to consider the size and quality. You will want a good rainfly. Don`t make the mistake I made once and get a tent based on how it looked cool. You want function over fashion any day. You also will want a small tarp to place under the tent to help keep the tent floor dry. You can also use this as a rain cover should you get caught in a storm during your hike. A roll of duct tape and some seam sealer are always good to have should your tent form some leaks or a seam split. I learned that the hard way. For sleeping at night a good sleeping bag and a roll to lay it on is great idea. Be sure to decide on what best fits your needs. Each bag is rated for various temperature conditions. The pad is to roll out under the under the sleeping bag to not only provide some comfort but to create another moisture barrier. If you bag gets wet it almost impossible to dry it out during your hike.
Hiking and Camping Costs - Another reason hiking and camping go together is the costs behind the both of them. Should you want to go camping paying for it as well as the hiking fee... if there is one... can be a way to save money by combining the two activities. Should you make a corollary or rather a reservation at a public setting like a campground park it is likely you will see a hiking trail... which you can do for free. The reverse may also be true. Should you visit a hiking park and it takes you a while to hike it is possible you can stay overnight at the park free of charge. All these activities depend on where you go and what the campground is like can be free. Do some research before embarking on you trip.
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.
Probably one of the first items to consider would be the proper footwear if you are planning on going hiking. The correct fit and comfort are vital for successful hiking trip. Based on the location of the hike you will want to decide the weight durability and if you will need them to be waterproof or not. Remember you will most likely be encountering uneven and rough terrain so boot selection needs serious consideration so do your research. In addition to the boots be sure to bring along extra pairs of good hiking socks. This will not only help avoid you getting blisters but in the event that your socks get wet it will offer you some dry backup options.
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