Friday, August 1, 2008

Wilderness Camping

Did you ever try camping? I know some of you have done camping when you were a kid or you may have joined being a boy and girl scout. Camping is fun, with the bonfire at night and just gather together, sharing stories or throw a game that you can play. Camping is fun! It is an outdoor recreational activity where everyone, known as the campers, get away from urban areas, leaving their home and the big city for awhile and enjoy nature while spending one or more nights in a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, recreational vehicle (RV) or the use of a small cabin when it is provided by the campsite. The campers often go to the national parks, other publicly owned natural areas and some people, they go to privately owned campgrounds.

While camping, they can either enjoy nature walk or hiking, watch the sunset, mountain biking, swimming in the lake, do fishing and hunting wild animals. There are more great ways to enjoy camping because there lots of activities to do. Camping is also used a cheap form of accommodation for people attending large open air events such as sporting meetings, music festivals, bikers festival or simply the county fair where everyone will enjoy and get some fun. Here are the things that you will need in camping:
  • tent (for shelter)
  • hammer (to drive tent stakes into soil)
  • sleeping bag, pad and blankets (for comfortable sleep and for warmth)
  • lantern or flashlight (to serve as a light to find something in the dark)
  • folding chairs (placement to sit around especially when you're around the bonfire)
  • camping tools (includes hatchet, axe, lighter, saw, tarp, ropes, scissors, knife that you can in camping)
  • raincoat or umbrella (to protect you from getting wet for foul weather)
  • personal things (such as your clothes, towel
  • insect repellent and sunscreen (to protect your skin from the mosquitoes and sun)
  • cooler (to store your drinks and food that you will eat while camping)
  • disposable plates, bowl and cup (use for the convenient of eating)
  • trash bag (where you can put all your trash/garbage and help save ecosystem from pollution)
So much for that, the remaining equipment needed for camping is commonly available at home like dishes, pots and pans. But some campers prefer to use disposable and those easy to use and prepare foods at their own comfort. Camping is leaving the comfort of a home and be in the wilderness and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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