Things to Know about Choosing Perfect Campsite for you
The spot that you have chosen for your camping site could either make or break your trip. Here are several tips that would aid you on how to properly choose the finest campsite for you.
1. Choose the spot that is well-established.
Even if you are in the wild, you must search for a spot which would suit your need without the need to clear out the entire area.
2. Pick the best piece of land
Your campsite’s terrain should be flat, but it must also have a slight slope that would serve as a drainage in case there will be rain. Also, make sure that your ground should be firm in order for your tent to stay in its place.
3. Know if you can access for water nearby
You have to make sure that you can access for clean and fresh water if you will camp for more than a day or you can simply bring your own water supply.
4. Harness the sun’s advantages
The sun could be in your favor by means of giving warmth during the mornings that would dry up your things or increase the temperature during a cold climate, but in terms of a very hot day, you would surely need some shades into your campsite.
5. Beware of the wind’s strength and direction
It is best to choose a spot wherein it is secured from wind exposure, even if there is a presence of bugs, the wind could be your best friend. Spots that are exposed to the wind might be very cold during the night and depending on the weather, this thing might not be best for you. If you happen to choose a site that is exposed to winds, then you have to stake your tarps and tents well and do not forget to put some additional weight on any equipment that are outside.
6. Ask for fire rules
There might be some fire restrictions and hazards. If fires are permitted, then you have to select a secured space to light up fire, make sure that the spot is not exposed to strong winds and if there are firewood sources.
7. Check out the view
Imagine yourself relaxing in your campsites and enjoy watching a very beautiful scenery.
8. Be safe
Do not set up your camp near a river especially if it has a tendency to flood or even camp on an elevated place. Be vigilant of the wild animals such as bears, boars, snakes, and many more. Take note that dead branches could fall from old trees so you must not camp under those trees.
9. Be respectful
Avoid setting up your camp in close proximity of other campers.