Out in the Wilds

Tired of a mundane and routine-ridden life? Head for the great outdoors and enjoy the excitement of living close to nature. Here are some ideas to make your camping trip a great experience.

  • Obtain complete information regarding the area you are going to camp in and plan accordingly.
  • Make a packing list of the things you need.
  • Personal items, like clothes for the trip, should be simple, rugged yet comfortable, and suited to the weather and terrain. Don't forget an extra supply of toiletries.
  • Food should be semi-cooked, dried or canned.
  • If possible, take a lightweight stove for cooking and a set of cooking and eating utensils.
  • Take ample supplies of potable water.
  • Other useful things that should be taken are a first-aid kit, insect repellents, a map, a compass, a battery-powered lantern, a sheath knife, a small axe, a waterproof torch, batteries, a camera with films, ropes, waterproof matches, backpacks, sleeping bags and a tent with extra poles.
  • Take an extra supply of garbage bags so that you do not litter the campsite.
  • Choose a shaded campsite, on high, dry ground that drains easily, away from thick tree growths but near a good supply of water and firewood.
  • Extinguish your campfire completely every time you leave your campsite.
  • Respect wildlife in the area.
  • Maintain a journal to record your camping adventures.

Happy Camping!