At this day and age, camping has become more suitable. Most campsites provide electricity and other kinds of convenience. While this is great for families or for novices, lots of people still need to go through the old-school style – camping with no power. If you are planning for this kind of trip alone or with a few friends, there are certain things that you need to understand and some helpful tips to follow to avoid hassle.
Follow these useful tips for a surefire awesome camping trip without power:
Learn how to start a campfire
A campfire is one of the most important things to have when camping without electricity. It’ll be your biggest source of light and will also be your source of warmth during cold nights. That’s why it’s crucial to understand how to start one from scratch if you don’t already. If you do not know how to start one, make sure one of your friends going on the trip with you knows how. Beginning a campfire is one thing, keeping it ablaze is just another so make sure you bring the right tools with you to keep that campfire living for as long as you need it.
Camping with no source of power indeed is a challenge, especially for first timers. Make sure you are knowledgeable about the area where you’ll be staying. Do some research and find out where the nearest road is, the nearest place with electric power and the closest hospital is. This is important in the event of emergency.
Let someone know where you’re going
Even if you have extra batteries for your mobile phone, the signal from the woods might be weak and it might be hard to communicate with anyone. It is important to let a friend or a family member know where exactly you are going and when you will return for safety purposes.
Pack some good quality flashlights
Aside from basic camp essentials, bring a good excellent flashlight which will be very useful as a source of light in the darkness of the forests. Bring a spare or two and some additional batteries.
Bring entertainment: Pictures of Raccoon Poop
Without power, what you can do in the woods is a bit limited especially during the evening. Don’t forget to bring a source of amusement whether for you or for your friends. It might be some playing cards, a guitar or anything easy that will be fun!
Follow these simple tips for camping without power and you will be ready!