Camping is indeed one of the best ways to get away from the daily crowd of our busy lives. Once in a year or some weekend, you must try out camping. It will not only relieve you from your all the stress, but also let you connect with nature. Connecting without mother nature is bliss in itself. If camping is your hobby, you are going to be a very skilled person for sure. In camping, people learn different ranges of skills. Surviving in the wild is a thrilling experience. Collecting water, gathering food and finding shelter all are not easy in the wild. We are used to living a comfortable life that adjusting to the wilderness is a bit difficult.
However, it can be really fun if you do it smartly. Moving out of the daily luxuries we have and staying close to nature is an excellent thing. Camping can be defined as an act of leaving behind the elements of our social life and staying outdoors in primitive circumstances. There are many places where you can go for camping. It can be in any recreational vehicle park, along a river or kayaking for several miles, etc. You can also cook fish for dinner. Cook on fire rather than any gas stove. You can also go for trekking on a mountain shelf. Actually, there are endless outdoor opportunities to explore.
You can search the internet to know more about different camping options available. You can go for a recreational camping or a survival camping. Those who are survivalist campers dare far more than just the recreational campers. You can combine your camping with various activities like white water kayaking, hiking, hill walking, biking, fishing, swimming or mountain biking. Make camping fun, but do not forget your safety.
Knowing survival skills is extremely important before you start a hardcore camping. In short, survival techniques can be defined as those techniques that can help a person in any dangerous situation. It can be any natural disaster, manmade disaster or any type of accident. Generally, these techniques involve shelter, food, water, and a signal no for help, thinking straight, navigating safely, first aid, etc. In ancient times, people used to live their usual life in this way. It was hard, but people lived the same way for thousands of years. One needs to avoid any unwanted interaction with dangerous animals and plants.
Thriving in nature is peaceful, but very tough. Especially for us, as we have developed a habit of living in all types of luxuries. Survival skills are a way to enjoy and recreate yourself in nature. Being self-sufficient is the best feel one can experience in this world. You will learn planning, preparing and learning through a hardcore camping. What life brings you have to accept it diligently. If you have these skills developed in you, it will be very helpful in the times of natural calamities. You can not only save yourself but also your family. You can survive easily on mountains, hills and jungle with these skills.
You need to show the skills as per the situation. Much planning is never needed as it will not work most of the time. You have to think accordingly and move on. You must know a few things about yourself before getting exposing to any extreme situation. First is, humans cannot survive more than three hours when exposed to extremely low or high temperature at a stretch. You cannot live more than six days without water. You cannot survive more than nine days without food. Now that you know the extremities of your body, plan accordingly.
Usually, keeping a first aid kit is always necessary. When going out on any excursion trip or camping, its importance increases. You never know where you might encounter some kinds of injuries. If you are going out for camping in forest area, you need to keep safe from poisonous plants, mosquitoes, etc. If you get a cut and have nothing to treat it, you can develop severe infection. Some injuries can be life taking also. Chances are high of Lacerations, bites from venomous animals like scorpions, bees, snakes, catfish, jellyfish, etc. If their sting is not treated immediately they can even kill you. Disease causing animals such as ticks, crocodilians, sand flies can also attack you.
Infection can originate from drinking water, food, animal contact or sleeping in a dirty place. Bone fracture due to fall has a high chance. Sprain of any kind, especially in the ankle can happen. Burns from any fire source can affect you. It is difficult for our body to adjust in too hot or too cold temperature. Extreme cold weather can lead to hypothermia, and too hot temperature can lead to hyperthermia. Both the conditions are very dangerous for our body. We need some supplement to protect us from these two extreme conditions. When we are on camp any unexpected situation can arise, and result in heart attack due to any sudden shock. Change in surrounding condition abruptly can also lead to cardiac arrest.
Haemorrhage can occur to almost anyone. Heart attack and haemorrhage can happen to people of any age. Though its risks are high in older people, its chances in younger people are not bleak. For any of the above conditions, you will need a first aid kit. Keep all necessary items in it. Camping opportunities are limited only till our imagination. You can choose any place in this world. Keep it safe and do not risk your life.