Each of us sometimes wants to get away from civilization, the bustle of a busy city somewhere closer to nature. A trip to the forest with an overnight stay in this case would be the best solution. What could be more wonderful than sitting in the evening by the fire with a cup of hot tea, collecting flowers, mushrooms or berries, admiring beautiful views! You need to know how to prepare for this kind of rest in order to get maximum pleasure from it and as little as possible trouble.
- Tips for preparing for the campaign
- 2 Hiking Recommendations
- 3What things should I take with me?
- 4What food should I take?
Tips for preparing for the campaign
It is impossible to foresee all situations and not forget anything important. This requires a lot of tourist experience, which most of us do not possess. But you can make in advance a detailed list of things needed for a successful outdoor recreation.
The very first thing on this list should be a first aid kit. I think everyone understands that far from civilization, when the nearest medical center is a few dozen, or even hundreds of kilometers, the first-aid kit is the only means that can help a person in the event of an emergency. The personal first-aid kit of any tourist must contain the following means:
- from diarrhea and food poisoning;
- low temperature pills;
- antiallergic medicines;
- for the treatment of injuries with you, you should always have a bandage, patch, iodine, brilliant green, hydrogen peroxide or other antiseptic;
- if a person suffers from any chronic diseases, then he is obliged to take with him the means of individual treatment in case of exacerbation of the disease.
Just in case, it would not hurt to put a passport or any other ID in the backpack. Depending on your personal needs and preferences, you can take a flashlight, matches or a lighter, needles, threads, a bottle or flask for water, a remedy for mosquitoes and other insects. Do not forget about personal care products (toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, etc.).
For comfortable cooking and eating in the wilderness, you need to take some amount of cooking utensils with you. But not everyone understands what kind of dishes suitable for the campaign, and which will be just an extra burden. First, do not need to take ceramic plates and other fragile household items. Secondly, the campaign can not do without mugs, knives, spoons and bowls. Spoons made of aluminum are best suited – they are light and reusable. The knife must be hidden in the case to prevent injury to the tourist or damage to the backpack. It is desirable that the mug was made from food grade plastic. Such a material not only weighs little, but also heats up poorly compared to metal containers. The best solution would be to take an aluminum deep bowl. You can, of course, use plastic dishes, but in field conditions it will not be easy to wash off the remnants of fatty foods.
For the whole group of tourists should be at least 1 large, deep bowl and an aluminum soup ladle. For a company of 4-5 people, it will be enough to take 1 pot of 5-7 l. If there are more people, you need to have at least 2 boilers with a capacity of 7 liters or more. If desired, and the availability of free space, you can still take 1 pan medium size.
What food should I take?
The hike will not be successful if you take with them not enough food. So all the remaining free space in the backpack should be filled with canned food, cereals, dried fruit, dried meat, as well as sweets. All typed food must combine the following qualities:
- high calorie;
- long term storage;
- low weight
No need to be zealous and fill a full backpack of canned food. Although they are good in the campaign, but tin cans weigh too much. 2 banks per person will be enough. A wonderful soup made from cured meat and a handful of dried vegetables can be prepared over the campfire. In stores, you can buy a ready-made soup mixture, which is simply enough to pour boiling water. Do not forget about salt, pepper and other spices. They can take with you quite a bit to make dinner in the fresh air even tastier.
From sweets to the hike is good to take candy or chocolate. High concentration of sugar in them will fill the body with a large number of calories, which are necessary for active recreation. Condensed milk and nuts are also an ideal type of camping dessert, as they have the qualities listed above. And do not forget about tea, without which you can not do in any journey.
Spending the night in the woods under the moon is one of the most romantic ways to spend your free time, relax and gain vitality. Walks in the forest open fascinating views, show fabulous landscapes, allow you to join the pristine beauty of nature. But in this case, as elsewhere, care should be taken. In any tourist group there must be at least 1 person who has some experience in this kind of recreation and knows the area well.