There are many forms of camping, we are spoilt for choice

By Doug Williams
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There are many forms of camping, we are spoilt for choice

Doug Williams
 
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Taking a spell out from the bustling city life has become a loved recreational activity for most of us and people love to spend a few nights away from home on a campsite with their family and friends.

The idea is to get closer to nature and rejuvenate our souls and minds, restarting our systems for another period of urban battering.

There are no hard and fast rules for the camping; you can customize your experience according to your needs, location, weather and of course your pocket. There are following commonly known ways to camp with only a slight difference between them all.

RV Camping

These large Recreational Vehicles are seemingly made for long trips and camping in the woods. RVs are large vehicles with fitted amenities such as toilets, cookers, beds, cupboards, and windows providing perfect protection and space for a lot of gear.

Camping Trailer

Not much different from RVs, camping trailers are small camping rooms towed behind your car that you can then take to your camping site. Once at the site, you can detach the vehicle from the trailer, and now you have your own room at the campsite with almost all the facilities that you may require for your stay.

Car Camping

Dubbed as the camping of poor man, the car camping does not require much preparation as your own vehicle serves as both protection and carrier to the campsite. People doing car camping would sleep in their cars and trek the mountains in the day time to make the full use of the surroundings.

Bicycle or Motorcycle Camping

This is more like a trip than camping, but with adequate preparation, you can still camp without large RVs or trailers. You can carry your tent with you and get to the campsite on a motorbike. If the area has some kind of road then you are in luck, just bike in the woods and enjoy the scenery and natural beauty.

Backpacking

If you are planning to carry as little equipment with you as possible, then bag packing to a nearby wilderness or safari pack is your best option. The backpacker would normally cover large distances trekking over large and difficult terrains; this provides much more mobility and more camping site options, however, longer stays would not be possible in the wilderness if you are bag packing, unless you are phenomenally muscular to carry ample supplies in your bag pack.

Winter Camping

Considered as the most challenging camping experience, the winter camping is not the play for amateurs as it can potentially damage your health, sometimes fatally. Enough supplies and understanding of the terrain and weather is a must if you are considering winter camping. The camp site must not be under a steep cliff as this increases the risk of avalanches that can bury you and your entire camp. The heating material, emergency kits, and supplies for a few days are absolutely necessary if you are camping out in the winter.

 

 
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