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Everything You Need to Know About Hiking and Camping

Everything You Need to Know About Hiking and Camping

Staying in the know when it comes to hiking and camping can help further your survival skills, and can make each trip more enjoyable than the last. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about hiking and camping, along with links to more resources for your reading pleasure and to further your skills.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Always set up base camp in a safe, secure spot away from any potential threats, and turn it into your home away from home. Be intentional and thorough when planning out your base camp.

tents setup at a campsite

  • Many consider fall the best season for hiking and camping, but it’s important to make it a habit all year long in order to really master your skills and to get the most out of it.
  • All of us, no matter how advanced our skills are, should know how to avoid injuries on the trail. Be cautious, never hike alone, and know that hypothermia is real, and it’s avoidable.
  • Packing light is essential. One of the biggest mistakes people make when hiking and camping is overpacking. Yes, be prepared; but don’t overdo it. Make room for the necessities, and you’ll make it easier on yourself. Packs can get heavy quickly, and keeping up with too many items can slow you down later. Check this ARTICLE to know most common camping mistakes and how to avoid them

hiking backpacks sitting on rocks

  • Bad weather doesn’t have to ruin your camping trip, as long as you’re prepared. You can’t control the weather, but you can always adapt to it with the proper skills and gear.
  • Building a fire should be one of the most basic and necessary skills of anyone planning a hiking or camping trip. There are plenty of options for tinder, and with the proper training, you can start a fire almost anywhere.

campfire burning

  • Always remember you’re camping in bear territory. Don’t anger them... Just don’t do it. Know where to set up your campsite, know what to do with your food, and always be aware.
  • Staying healthy (and clean) on the trail is vital, and can be achieved with a few simple camp hygiene products and skills.

hiker filling up water bottle with fresh water outside

We’re always adding more articles to our blog for your reference, to help you out with everything - from hiking to camping to survival, and everything in between. If you still have any questions or if you’re looking for some light reading that could potentially save your life, check it out here.

 

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