Everybody likes to travel. Someone travels only in distant lands; someone does not limit himself and someone spare time makes travel for shorter distances. The camping is usually a trip to new unexplored places, often on the trails, forest, mountain and sometimes even being isolated from civilization. I assure you, it may not be compared to any feeling when you realize that all around you in a respectable distance; there is no living soul, the real wild nature and pure relaxation. Being a part of the nature is the real holiday. But going on a long hike, the first thing you should consider is safety. Anything can happen; the weather can change, you would find suddenly the batteries are not working at the night, can get sick or very bad could happen is an accident. So going on a camping trip should be ready for anything!
The basic safety rules for camping or what to take:
1. Go for camping with a friend or group of people. Without previous experience to go alone is a big risk!
2. Do not forget to take a map of the area. Preferably the waterproof paper version. Electronic devices tend to run out at the crucial moment.
3. In the backpack should definitely have things like first aid kit, compass, waterproof matches or fire starter kit.
4. Flashlight and extra batteries.
5. Supply of high calorie food like nuts, crackers, dried fruit, biscuits, protein bar, chocolates or cakes and pure drinking water.
7. Complete backup (warm) clothing, spare shoes.
9. For signaling in case to get help; mirror, whistle.
10. Be careful when you eat, wild creature can get attracted by food smell. Pay attention to the things around you to not get lost; trees, rocks, buildings, crossroads. Try to have markings yourself if you are more than one; tie bright ribbons, caps, dress. This allows you to avoid getting lost. Before hit the trail, learn how to find direction by watch and sun and basic first aid safety rules. Get a basic idea of the area.
If you lost during camping, what to do?
The first rule when lost in an unknown place and it does not matter in the forest or in the city; don’t panic! To find a solution and get way back, you need to be calm and cool. Look around you. Try to remember any landmark or sign. If you get apart from your group, they will search you also. Give signal. It will be easier for them to find you. If it takes time to find you, look at your equipment; plan to use it to get back. Be brave! Make a camp. Construct a shed. Make the fire. Ration you food and drinking water. Be confident in yourself and your strength!