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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What Is The Best Season For You To Go Camping? Read And Find Out

Different camping seasons impart different lights and views.

Summer camping

The summer is the most popular season for campers because the weather is dry and warm, so campsites are more crowded, as weather is warmer and drier.

You need to plan ahead, make reservations and arrive early so to find a good campground, most especially during weekends.

Winter camping

There are some that finds winter camping more satisfying compared to the summer months, because they say, winter camping requires a specific strength and courage that summer camp does not.

If you love the challenge it brings, then consider “winter camping”. You can enjoy sleeping in “mild weather” outside.

Likewise, it gives you added “self-confidence” realizing that you actually can endure the preparedness and ingenuity this kind of outdoor adventure requires.

Certainly, there are many advantages to camping during winter; no snakes, bugs, flies, bears, dust or mosquitoes, plus winter wilderness view is breathtaking.

You can go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, “cross-country skiing” and engage in many heartening challenges.

Furthermore, campgrounds during winter will be most likely quiet, empty and normally cheap that is surrounded by wooded haven campers forget to explore on busy summer months.

However, lack of preparation and readiness brings dangers. There are many hazards and dangers that one needs to be familiar with, like snow of large quantities falling from “overhead trees”.

But with good planning, you can enjoy the slow pace of winter camping.

Here reminders for winter camping:

1. Drink plenty of water to fight or avoid hypothermia because water effectively replaces all the moisture that was expelled from the body due to constant heavy breathing. Just drink water even when you feel you are not thirsty.

The recommended is one gallon water a day.

2. At signs of signs of approaching storm, immediately put your rain gear on. Should you get wet, change right away to warm and dry clothing, because the moist clothes will suck quickly heat from your body very.

3. Remember to pace yourself.

4. Do more tasks than you would normally, because movement will generate heat in your body.

5. Following tips 1-4 and wearing clothing layers, if possible, clothes that have been polyurethane foam insulated will help you prevent frostbite.

6. Always listen and take notice on your body’s feeling and reactions. When you start to shiver, immediately do something in order to make yourself warm before uncontrollable shaking and numbness sets in.

Take note that hypothermia occurs mostly in windy and wet weather with temperature ranging from “30-50 degrees F”.

7. Eat a lot of complex carbohydrates and do avoid food rich in sugar and starches.

Fall camping

Fall camping today is catching up among family campers. The beauty of nature during the fall season is indeed captivating.

With lesser crowds and no insects to bother you, fall camping can be the perfect option for you.

However, during fall, some essential camping amenities such as showers and washrooms might not be offered.

But, if you can settle on remote fall camping, pack your warm clothes then enjoy the “autumn months”.

Spring camping

Spring is the season of transition; snow is now melting away and it is time to go back outdoors and see nature after that cold and long winter.

So what is there to do during spring camping? Anglers are eager to go fishing because the “small mouth bass” and the walleye are both spawning; ducks are now coming back and you can go hunting.

Hike, swim, go canoeing, fishing, boating and do not forget to bring your paint brushes and camera as well because you will see more exciting sights.

Likewise, you can set up a barbeque outside, of course far away from your tent and enjoy hearty grilled snacks and meals such as hotdogs, burgers, steaks, fish fresh from the river, vegetables and salads.

Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring offers many different and exciting challenges unique to every season.

Remember, whatever the season, while you are camping, you are dealing and living with the wild. Learn and apply your “basic survival” knowledge when situation calls for it; stay alert and be prepared always.

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