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Camping Solo: A How-To Guide and Checklist

March 20, 2019

Camping is a kind of recreational activity that may help in alleviating stress derived from work or business. It is best for individuals to have a break and separate themselves from the complexity of life due to stressors. Usually, camping is done with a group of friends or family members. However, nowadays, individuals have their own free schedule or have at least different working and days-off. Solitary camping would be very practical, if not the best way to deal with stresses.

Benefits of Solo Camping

Solo camping, as a recreational activity, would help ease your burdens due to stressors derived from daily activities. It is a form of unwinding. Solo camping will make a person temporarily detached from the urban life and, at the same time, exposes him to the beauty of nature. A solitude experience with the peace and beauty of nature is very helpful to a distressed individual. When you do solo camping, it is beneficial since you only have to manage your own things to be brought in the campsite. Less is more so it is very important to travel lite and to free yourself from bringing unnecessary things that may instead cause stress. Solo camping means you will enjoy the silence of nature. Away from the city noise, solo camping will help a person meditate while enjoying the nature’s sound. Being in solitude during camping will help the individual to reassess himself through reflection and self-awareness.

Dangers You May Face

In every situation, there is a corresponding danger that you have to deal with. In solo camping, there are dangers that you may also face. One danger that may arise is the security of the campsite. In some places, there are campsites that are not safe, that is why a careful assessment for the campsite security is very important. Another danger occurs during the trek. There are trails going to the campsite that is difficult especially when you decide to have mountainous camping. Some individuals prefer to camp in high ground areas hence, the same danger while on their way to the mountain may occur. In some places, there may be wild animals that could harm the camper. In solo camping, you only have to rely on yourself to survive the trek that is why preparation is very important. In the course of the camp, you may get lost or may run out of food or power on your gadgets. It is worth noting that when you are in the campsite, there may be experiences that need appropriate preparation. During solo camping, one may be tempted to drink spring water or eat unusual grains or fruits, hence it is possible that you may get sick. Illnesses may also occur during the course of solo camping. Insect bites are one of the dangers when having camping overall.  

Camping Preparation

When preparing for a solo camp, it is important to research the campsite location. Once you have chosen one, you have to study the campsite the location. It is best that you are knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of the campsite place. Determine also the weather during the scheduled camping and make sure that it falls on good weather. Each campsite location has its own rules and regulations. Another thing to consider in preparing is the geographical location of the campsite. It is important to be familiar with the nearby establishments in the area such as clinics or hospitals in case of emergency situations.

After carefully considering the campsite location it is important to have a map to carry during the trek. Of course, the main thing to bring during solo camping is food, clothes, flashlight, power bank, water, hammock and tent. There are individuals that have no tent or hammock yet. Buying a new one is expensive and will cost you time in choosing. To be creative and resourceful, you may use tarps in making hammock and tent. And if you have enough time, you may even use tarps in making bags to be used in camping. During hiking, tarps may also be used as Create a makeshift picnic or rest area during breaks and in making a rain poncho.  

During camping, a check-list of the essential tools to bring, as well as the desired activities, would be very helpful.

In considering solo camping as a form of recreational activity to separate yourselves from the urban life, the most important thing is that you enjoy the moment spent in solitude in the heart of the beauty of nature. Feel the breeze of nature and enjoy its beauty. In that way, your solo camping would be very memorable and therapeutic.

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