If you are a traveler, you will know how fun camping trips can be. Residing in nature for some amount of days can provide a promising therapy as traveling affects the human mind. Especially if you live in a metro city like Mumbai or Delhi, it can get quite hectic after a while. You start getting a feeling of being in nature for some time. Camping helps you break your monotonous habits and busy lives.
Did hearing the word ‘camping’ get you excited? Are you planning on going on a camping trip? Well, slow down there. Planning a fun-filled camping trip involves a lot of research too. One cannot just pick a location and go camping in a day. Not to worry, though. We will help you in choosing the best site for your camping trips.
Finding An Ideal Location:
The location of your camping is the most vital thing in the camping experience. The location should be both fun-filled and pleasing to look at but also should provide a healthy lifestyle while traveling even though it is just for a few days. Choosing a location requires good research so that there is no fuss during the camping trip. Here is a list of things you need to consider while finding an ideal camping location.
Far Away From The City.
It’s obvious to choose a location not anywhere close to the city to get the best experience of mother nature. Picking a location that’s deep into nature not only is pleasing to the eye but also good for your health both physically and mentally. The greens around you provide a lot of healthy air which is very vital for your lungs and a good detox from your usual polluted city air. Not only that being in nature reduces the stress levels of a person and has also proved to be good therapy for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.
Water Is Good!
Try to pick a location that has a water body somewhere around. Waterbodies like lakes and rivers can be a lot of fun during camping trips. You can go river rafting, swimming and even fishing as well. All of these activities are fun-filled ones that keep you active throughout the camping trip and can be a good workout for you. You can also go cliff diving if it’s possible which is also a good activity to keep yourself active.
If you plan to go camping with a big group of people, make sure that the campsite has enough space to accommodate the whole group so that it doesn’t get congested and so you can conduct games as well. Camping is not just about staying in the tent the whole day. You should always choose a site that has an adequate yard for you to play games.
Good Views, Bye-Bye Blues!
Having a good view is yet another obvious thing to keep in mind while picking a location. If you decide on a location, you need to research that the location has good enough campsites for you with a good view. Having a good view is very important for your mental health. psychologists say that even viewing nature reduces stress, fear, anger and increases pleasant feelings in your mind.
Keep in mind to pick a campsite at a high place so that if it rains, the water does not accumulate in your tents or around your camps. This also makes the journey to your campsite much more exciting. Trekking on slopes will make your muscles more toned and increase your lung capacity. You can also lose that extra pound of weight gained during your city life.
These are just a few basic things that one needs to keep in mind before picking a destination. Looking at the above points, in our opinion, an ideal camping destination has to be a mountain range with a river flowing through the range.
You can find a lot of good campsites here and get the best dosage of nature. Mountains have all the features required for a good camping trip. Wood for fire, water sources that is vital for a lot of things, sometimes even food as well.
Location Done But Wait There's More!
Picking a location does not end the planning part of a camping trip. In fact, the more important part is making sure the location has good enough campsites for your accommodation.
Ideal Camping Must-Haves.
Keep It Levelled.
Choose a campsite with a leveled surface. Setting up tents at the slope might not seem like a big issue at first, but when you are sleeping at night, you will constantly find yourself rolling down. When you are on such trips getting the right amount of sleep is very necessary for
Make sure the campsite is not close to your toilet area. Set up your toilets at least 50m away from your campsites so that the excreta do not invite any mosquitoes to your campsites. Catching a disease is not something you would want when you are on such trips.
The location that you choose should not have stormy winds. Having high-speed wind flow might be a problem for your tent.
The 200m Rule.
See to it that the campsites are at least 200m away from the water source so that you don’t pollute the waters and 200m away from the trail too so that hikers don’t visit your campsite during the night.
Permission Is A Must.
See to it that the location you choose is legal to visit or else take prior permission from the legal authorities before going on a camping adventure.
For The Nature:
Going on camping trips is a lot of fun. You can make good memories and get a good break on nature-filled camping trips. Although however fun it seems, if you go on a camping trip, you should always try your level best not to leave a trace while leaving the campsite. If you leave waste behind, you won’t just pollute the area but also attract wild animals to that place, creating more ruckus. See to it that the litter you’ve made is collected at the end of the trip, and the beauty of the campsites/nature is not harmed. (FOLEY, L.E., 1948)
THAT’S IT! That’s all you need to know before picking an ideal destination for your adventure into nature. However, that’s not enough; going on a camping adventure requires a lot of expertise. It is not advised for amateurs to go camping without someone who has good experience in this field. So, make sure before going on a trip that you have someone who knows how to camp. Camping with friends is common or with your batch but camping with the family will give you a unique experience.
Now that you know so much about camping, it’s time for you to pack your bags, pick your dates, and set out on an adventure of your own. (Lee, C.F., 2020)