In addition to being very fun, camping is very economical and within reach of many pockets. But it is more complicated than going out with a tent and installing it without more anywhere. It is important to consider some important aspects if you want to go camping in Yosemite and have a great time.
If you have never gone camping it is easy to forget something essential. Pay attention to these tips, they will come in handy:
1. What should you bring?
You already have the store and the bags. But some things are missing What? Cooking and eating utensils are indispensable:
- A small gas stove
- Some pot of small dimensions and some pan
- Dishes, cutlery, and glasses
Nor can you forget a first aid kit, some mosquito repellent, flashlights and, of course, grooming products.
2. Where to camp
The simplest thing, if you are not used to camping, is to look for a campsite near the site you want to visit. These places are very prepared, with all the basic services you may need and their prices are usually affordable.
If you are thinking of doing free camping, you should make sure that it is allowed in the place you have chosen. To do this, make the pertinent inquiries and, if necessary, request the corresponding authorization.
Once you have reached the perfect place, make sure you put your tent in high areas and do not dig channels. Find a good place in the shade, which is level and watch that there are no anthills. Before assembling the store, in addition, you should pay attention if the ground is clean, without stones or branches.
3. The key is to be comfortable
It’s fun to go camping and spend a few days in a tent sleeping in a sleeping bag. But you should keep in mind that, if you’re not well prepared, the body will start complaining soon.
Therefore, if you are going to go camping for many days, it is best to bring inflatable pillows and mattresses. They do not take up much place and are infinitely more comfortable than sleeping bags. With them you will rest without problems.
Bringing chairs and a folding table where you can sit and rest and eat is also important.
4. Garments you must wear
When you go camping, the ideal is to travel light, do not load clothes that you will not use. Here are some ideas of what you may need:
- Several changes of underwear and socks
- Sneakers, sandals and, if not summer, some kind of waterproof footwear
- Two or three pants and shirts
- Some shelter even in summer. In mountain areas the nights are cool.
- Cap and sunglasses
5. What is done with garbage
If you are going camping, you must be very careful with the garbage and not throw the waste anywhere. Always carry bags with you that you can use at any time.
If you go to a campsite, no problem, everyone has their containers. But, if you are in the field you should never leave the trash anywhere. Search in the surroundings, surely there are some inhabited areas nearby where you will find containers.
6. Light fire
It is very important that you find out if it is allowed to do so. In general, it is only allowed to make fire in places enabled for it and at certain times of the year, and sometimes, not even that. If you break the rules, in addition to posing a serious risk to forests and other people, you will be exposing yourself to a more than important fine.
7. How to feed yourself
If you go camping you will have no choice but to change your eating habits a bit. You can choose to bring prepared meals that do not need to be kept cold and only have to be heated. A healthy option is to opt for salads and fruit.
Do not forget to bring an energy bar if you like to walk and you plan to travel around, you may need.
These are just some basic tips that will help you enjoy some wonderful camping days. But, above all, make use of common sense and be very responsible .