It is a great time for your soul to relax when you are spending your time alone in the nature as a camper and/or a challenge seeking adventurer. That’s it, be a prepared mind, bring along your best air rifle, a fishing rod and camera with you if you are going to do a self-reliant solo trip. Of course camping is the primary purpose and other activities such as hunting or fishing should be considered opportunistic events. If you plan on taking video, read this article to know which gears you will need. You also can read this topic to pick some popular airguns at your interest.
There are some considerations that you need to bear in mind as you are going to camp alone. This article will present 8 excellent tips for an unforgettable perfect camping trip.
1. Have Some Experience
Camping alone is only suitable for experienced campers. If you are new to outdoor activities, stick with other people several times before going on your own. No one suddenly wakes up and becomes an outdoorsman. Start with the basic, learn from experienced people and you will build up your necessary experience. When you are skilled enough, you can go camping alone.
2. Share Your Camping Plan With Your Family
Before you are going on a solo camping trip, it is important to inform your family about it. Create a detailed schedule and stick to it when you are on the trails. If there is something unusual happens, your family will know what to do in that case.
3. Be Prepared
You should consider your plans carefully and bring only essential items for your trip. Bring things that help you survive in the wild, leave luxury comfort things at home to make sure that you can manage everything easily on your own.
4. Go For Attainable Plans
If you are new to solo camping, don’t be impatient and throw yourself in harsh trails. If you are injured or lost in a trails, things become worse since you can rely only on your own. You should begin with popular and marked trails to build up experience. In such populated areas, you have more change get help from passerby if anything bad happen.
5. Hone Your Safety Skills
You should always bring a first aid kit and know basic medical treatments. You should learn to read weather to react according to the case, too. In some areas, be aware of wild animals there such as bears, mountain lions… and know what to do one you encounter them. It is best to prepare some sort of equipment such as bear spray, defensive tool..etc
6. Keep In Touch
You should bring along a communicating device that allow you to contact to the outside world in case of an emergency, such as handheld radios. Cell phone is not reliable as you think since they will fail on battery or connection cut off in remote area. You can invest in a good satellite phone or a personal locater beacon or another transceiver device. These devices will help you contact with emergency responders and people back home. If you are on a low budget, you can borrow or rent them.
7. Entertainment items
You should have some sort of entertainments to keep your spirit up. In the dark cold night, you can bring along a book, or your favorite instruments, like a flute or a harmonica or anything you feel comfortable with. Some campers love to do bushcraft work while sitting in front of a campfire.
8. Plan on a multi-day trip
Spending a night outside the wild makes it different from a quick trip. You can experience more than your think. A 3 days and 2 nights will be ideal for your experience, when you can live in harmony with the nature as well as getting over the fear of being lonely in the great space. After getting back to your busy life, you will feel more confident and different. In a multi-day trip, you should plan activities beforehand, such as first day you will go all for setting up camp site, second day is for air rifle hunting and last day for fishing. It is important to distribute your time on each activities. Normally, the first day is the busiest day since you have to prepare your camp site, setting up tent, prepare camp pit, cooking table…etc The second day is the ace of the trip when most interesting activities should be done. The last day will be saved for light activities since you have to take time to pack the camp gear and go back home.
Sometime there may be some incidents that you are not expected but as long as you prepare well and come home safe, they will be part of your experience and fun memories. Be prepared and enjoy the nature.