Maybe you went wild camping with your parents as a kid and absolutely loved it. Perhaps you’ve never been before but have always wanted to. Or maybe, your budget is small but you still want to get away this summer and wild camping seems like the perfect option. Whichever of these applies to you, if you decide to go camping in the wilderness, it’s essential that you’re prepared. There’s a lot that needs to be prepared and thought about before heading out into the wilderness. Let’s take a look at everything that you need to know to plan the mostincredible wild camping trip.
Choose your location carefully
There are so many amazing places that you can wild camp in and around. From Yellowstone National Park to the countryside of Europe, there are so many places that you can opt to camp at. Where you choose will depend on how far from home you want to travel and what type of trip you plan on taking. It will also depend on who you’re traveling with. Research the best locations for wild camping and see what comes up - you should have plenty of choice.
Learn basic first aid
When you’re wild camping, sometimes you can be miles from anyone else. So if you or one of your travel buddies has an accident, it’s up to you to deal with it. That’s why, if you don’t already know basic first aid, it’s best to take the time to learn it before heading off on your trip. That way, should an accident occur, you should be well equipped to deal with it. Just as long as you remember to pack a first aid kit, that is. Oh, and also take a satellite phone so that wherever you are, you can call for help.
Write a list of your essentials
The next step is to write a list of all the essentials that you’ll need for your trip. If you’re unsure of what these are, take the time to research them. Obviously, a tent, sleeping bag, backpack, water bottle, pots and pans, and food are essential, but is that all? You’ll also need things like a lighter for starting a fire, the right clothing, and a tactical torch. To read more about tactical lights and the other wild camping essentials, take the time to do your research.
Map out your route
Once you’ve decided where you’ll be heading off to, you need to map out your route. Will you fly to an airport near there and then get a taxi to where you want to start your adventure? Or, will you drive there and leave your car in a car park? It’s also important to map out a walking route for your trip so that you know where you’re going each day. Your route should also have the places that you will stop at each night, marked on it.
So there you have it, everything that you need to know about preparing for a wilderness camping trip this summer. Take the above tips and advice on board, and you can ensure that you have the most amazing time away.