Tips for going camping

If you are determined to start a few days of camping with family or friends, it is better that you prepare yourself because you will not be at home. Some camping experts offer us these tips so you can enjoy the experience to the fullest, without taking risks.

– Install in a semi-open place, it is better that there are trees to be more protected from the wind. High, solid ground is always drier. Avoid ditches dry river beds in case it rains, in that case it is advisable to dig a channel around the base of the tent that flows down to the ground to avoid flooding.
– If the wind is blowing strong, hold the ropes of the tent with large stones. Luggage can serve as a counterweight inside the store.
– Do not store food inside the store to avoid attracting animals.
– Locate a supply of drinking water. If it is not drinkable you can use chlorine or iodine to decontaminate it. Another solution is to boil it. Never drink water from abandoned wells.
– Verify that the wood you use to make a fire is not rotten, wet or green, in which case it will not work for you. Dark wood (eucalyptus, hawthorn) is the one that provides the best embers and white wood (pine, poplar) is very good to get a good flame (pine, poplar). Light the fire in a clean place that preferably does not burn the grass. Place some stones around to mark the area. Take advantage of the wind with oxygen to start the combustion of the campfire. Do not use flammable fuels when the fire is alive, it is very dangerous. It is advisable to soak the wood to put out the fire completely.
– Identify a place to dig a latrine. It should be as far away as possible so as not to disturb the camping area. Then cover the latrine with the ashes of the campfire to disinfect and prevent flies.
– It leaves all the tools available to people in one place, preferably in an orderly fashion by size and use.
– Ideally, food should be kept in a common place. The interior of the car can be the safest to protect them from insects, humidity and excess heat. Remember to ration food to prevent emergencies.
– All campers must ensure the health and safety of others. If you are traveling with children, designate a responsible adult for each one.

Objects or material that cannot be missing in a good camp : Toilet paper, stainless steel pot and plastic plates, mosquito repellent, garbage bags, can and bottle opener, mobile phone with watch, flashlight with batteries or spare batteries , Swiss multipurpose knife, hammer to nail the tent, cash, blanket, thermos, water filter or purification tablets, cartographic map of the region, paper and pencil, oil lamp, matches and lighter, equipped tent, waterproof , UV protective filters, stakes and a first aid kit.