Study topography, weather
You should find out before deciding where to go. Capturing the terrain of the campsite will help you prepare your gear for the upcoming activities.
Besides, choose the most appropriate way to erect tents and camps so that in case of a problem, you will get to the support center, the nearest medical station, to avoid negative consequences.
Weather has a great influence on the quality of the trip. Knowing the weather of the camping days helps you to prepare the right food and utensils. You should change the time if the weather is too bad.
Set up camp before dark
Camping cannot lack tents and camps. Should choose products with good materials, waterproof, solid, with good resistance to weather and animals.
When you sleep outdoors, your body temperature drops quickly, you need a sleep bag that can hold heat, not water. Sleeping bags should be made of good materials, hypoallergenic, lightweight, easy to move.
You need to finish setting up tents and camps before the sun runs out. Outdoor campsites often lack artificial lighting, and you will have trouble setting up too late. You need to decide where to camp while it is still bright because in natural places, it will be dark because there are no electric lights around. At that time, it will be difficult to find your way and set up a camp. If you go in the forest, you need to find places near streams to have water for living. Camping while it is still morning is also for you to have time to do personal hygiene after a day of traveling, it is very dangerous if you go down the stream.
Prefer dry food
Depending on the time you camp, you need to bring the right amount of food, not too much or too little. You should prioritize dry, canned foods, because they can last a long time.
In addition, it is necessary to bring enough water to meet the body’s needs. Absolutely do not drink water from rivers and streams. Water can be disinfected by boiling or disinfecting.
Choose the right outfit
Each location has its own specific requirements for clothing, so it is advisable to do research in advance to bring the most comfortable, suitable clothes. Some places are hot during the day, but the night falls cold and foggy, so if you don’t bring a jacket, you can get cold.
Shoes are also items that should be noted. You cannot wear high heels for climbing, or sandals, sandals for hiking.
In addition, lighting tools such as flashlights, light sticks are also essential to handle situations that appear at night. However, do not want to wander by yourself when it is dark.
Do not forget to bring medicine
Going camping, the likelihood of an accident, food poisoning, or illness, is not low. You should prepare basic medicines to handle when someone is sick or injured. In addition, there are many diseases caused by insects, camps and sleeping bags cannot fully protect you from them. Therefore, you should bring insect repellent to protect yourself.
Bathing conditions in campsites are often limited. However, if you do not keep your personal hygiene, many pathogens will attack you. You can choose convenient, low-water products such as dry hand sanitizer, wet towels, … Dirty clothes need to be kept separate or washed, dried. Observe the water to ensure purity, clean before hand washing or washing.
Follow the rules at the campsite
Every campsite has its own rules and regulations, you should seriously obey. To protect the wild and its unspoiled beauty, when you dig the camp, remove all kinds of waste, especially inorganic waste. Please prepare bags for garbage. You should shower and do personal hygiene 60m away from the water source. In Vietnam, in many places, local people do not have tap water but have to use natural water for living.