By DONALD ANTHONY. Hiking And Camping. Published at Friday, December 01st, 2017 - 21:41:09 PM.
Hiking and Camping Arrangements - Understand that hiking does not typically need reservations but to cover your bases make them in case you decide to stay overnight especially at a hiking park or public campground. The earlier you make your appointment the better because it gives you some choices as to where you can stay. The campground will typically let early birds choose their own spots. So with everything you know about the two and why they go together why are you not packing some food and some clothes and get started on your expedition? Talk with those who will be joining you see how many will jump at the chance to do both.
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.
Different companies provide different types and sizes of hiking gear. Camping and hiking gear mainly includes tents backpacks sleeping bags sleeping pads camp furniture cookware headlamps hiking poles flashlights clothing boots stoves insect repellents coolers and many other things.
As for general miscellaneous equipment a compass some light rope a can bottle opener a signal mirror and a first aid kit are very important. Extra batteries are a great idea as well if you have devices that require them. Just be mindful about the added weight. Finally clothing will need to be considered. If you are changing elevations the weather can change quickly as well. What started out in the 70 and 80`s can quickly turn into the 40`s and below especially as the sunsets. Don`t get caught without the proper sweaters or blankets. Likewise in the heat of the day having a good hat and sunscreen can prevent you from getting too much sun or even dehydrated. I also strongly recommend a good pair of sunglasses. Yea you guessed it; I forgot those too. Now that you are armed with these basic hiking and camping tips my hope is that you don`t make the same mistakes that I have made. If you plan appropriately and are well-equipped your experience should be safe and enjoyable. So no more excuses get out there and take on the great outdoors and have a blast doing it.
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