A majority of people who go camping come from urban cities or towns. A number of them opt for camping because it gives them a serene environment to learn and interact with nature. Due to this, most campers prefer pitching their tents in national/state parks and other publicly owned natural areas.
Camping is usually less expensive and affordable. In addition, apart from having fun and enjoying yourselves camping improves your health both emotionally and physically. These benefits are good for both children and adults thus making camping a good family activity.
Here are the different types of camping you should know;
Hike Or Adventure Camping
This type of camping involves spending the entire day walking/hiking, whilst carrying your backpack with everything you need. Hiking gives you a perfect opportunity to explore nature. During the night you make a tent where you will take a rest and spend your night as you prepare for the next day.
It is the most common form of camping that involves choosing the best place within the woods or the beach then making a tent where you will be sleeping. If it is a family event, everyone is assigned some responsibilities to promote teamwork.
In this type of camping, one needs to learn and acquire survival techniques and skills that will help you survive in a different outdoor environment.
Standard camping tips
- Have a spacious tent that will make you feel comfortable.
- Have enough supplies for your camping period.
- Always have your maps and GPS despite how familiar the environment is.
- Carry enough clothes to keep you warm.
- Have insect repellant
Reasons why camping is right for you
Helps You To Exercise
During camping, you are involved in many different physical activities such as hiking, swimming and mountain climbing. These activities boost your metabolism which helps you burn excess fat and calories within your body.
Reduces Stress Levels
You have the chance to connect with people while camping and more so learn and explore nature. This gives you peace of mind which helps you to relax and even get beeter sleep. Moreover, your body produces a hormone called serotonin which makes you feel jovial.
It Strengthens Bonds Among Family Members, Friends
Camping is an exciting activity when done with family or a group of friends. Sharing responsibilities during camping promotes teamwork while sharing memories and stories around the campfire at night builds new connections and brings closeness among people.
Helps Children To Learn And Explore Nature
Camping is essential among kids since it reduces the risk of them acquiring nature-deficit disorders. Nature-deficit disorder is known for affecting the normal growth of your children. Taking your children for camping will expose them to different challenges which will promote brain growth.
Camping Re-energizes Your Body
With the day to day hectic schedules coupled with noise and pollution in urban areas. Camping in serene environments in the woods helps you relax and get some rest. Doing this assists your body to recharge and acquire new energy which will help you when you return to work.