Whether it is because people are starting to tighten the purse strings somewhat or a completely different reason, we won’t speculate. However, it would be fair to say that camping has almost been reinvented over the last few years, with more and more people taking to the countryside to make the most of it. In a lot of ways, it’s replaced the typical budget holiday abroad.
As today’s title might have already given away, wild camping is proving to be even more popular. This involves camping completely off the beaten track. In other words, you don’t have all of the modern campsite facilities to help you along your way.
On the flip side, as exciting as it sounds, it’s not quite as safe as the alternative. Bearing this in mind, let’s now take a look at some steps you can take to make your wild camping trip as safe as possible.
Arm yourself with a GPS tracker
There’s no doubt that a GPS tracker is the best accessory you can arm yourself with when it comes to wild camping. After all, you are in a completely remote location, with nobody else around, meaning that if something does go wrong, you need others to know where you are.
This can also help you through your daily activities as well. For example, a lot of wild campers like to go and explore the nearby countryside. Again, there are few other people in these areas, meaning that GPS tracker can be a real safety net and allow you to feel secure on your travels.
Do you have permission to camp there?
One of the big differences about wild camping is that there is always the element of unknown when it comes to the legalities. When you visit an official campsite, you know for sure that you have legal permission as long as you have paid. As wild camping is effectively based in completely random locations, this isn’t always the case.
Of course, if you are seen as an intruder on someone’s land, it’s an immediate alarm bell to them. In that case, avoid such possibilities by at least seeking permission from the land owner before you take to your wild camping extravaganza.
Remember the hydration factor
One of the big advantages of visiting an official campsite is that you will always have access to the bare essentials. As the heading might have already suggested, this is all related to water.
We all need it, yet as soon as you venture off the beaten track, this isn’t necessarily something you can count on. This means that you need to be extra prepared when choosing your wild camping location, ensuring that you are near to a water source. Even then you need to take precautions, make sure that there isn’t any waste in the stream, and also ensure that you know exactly how to boil or filter the water before letting it come anywhere near your mouth.
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