Come spring and the air brings with it all the happiness and sunshine, just what we need after the dark winter days. So, why not break the monotony and head for a quiet weekend- camping. Pick your choice from the forest, a riverside or the hills and pack your bags to make it a perfect getaway!
While camping brings with it the excitement of spending time all by yourself, just like a nomad or a Bedouin, it also makes you realize how life comes to a level zero, without any amenities like tap water, electricity, TV and the fast pace of urban life.
Once in a while, it is great to pack your sleeping bags and enjoy the serenity of nature. The feel of fresh air, a quiet night sky, early morning chirping of the birds and a day with Mother Nature. You will be amazed how long the day seems to be and how only at eight o’clock at night you would want to hit the bed!
So, here’s a quick guide to make your camping a great getaway:
Pack your bags keeping in mind the baggage. The more you pack, the heavier it gets, thus pack only what you feel is necessary. Camping is all about spending time with nature so, don’t worry about wearing a clean pair of jeans every day. If it’s only for a weekend that you are going, carry one pair of jeans apart from the one that you would be wearing. Pack an extra pullover only in case, you know the weather would get colder. Carry more socks and under garments to feel clean and fresh.
Make sure to carry a separate bag for using as a bin bag. You could put all your inorganic waste to not spoil the sanctity of the natural habitat.
Carry only one wide mouth kettle to sort out all your cooking rather than carrying many pans. One large pan can be used for any kind of cooking. Carry a lighter and match boxes to create fire easily. And large camper for water with a tap for easy dispensing.
A large polybag for first layer to go underneath sleeping bag helps a lot. Mosquito repellants, moisturizer, muscle relaxant sprays and deodorizers are something that first-time campers can’t do without. Also make sure your medicine box and a small first aid kit is there in the bag.
And finally, if you can manage, just take your camera and not the cell phone!