Things to consider during the first camp

Today, we will list the things you need to pay attention to when you arrive at the camp site, about which you have made many plans in advance.

Elif Aksüt
Elif Aksüt 2022-02-15
Things to consider during the first camp

We know that for the first time in your life, you are very excited when planning a camping holiday. In fact, we can say that the days and nights you will spend alone with the miracles of nature will be much more enjoyable than you imagine. To ensure that your first-time camping experience is an unforgettable one, we have created a guide as a guide. Last week, we listed the things you should pay attention to before going camping for the first time. You can reach our related article “First camping experience: Things to consider before setting off” here. Today, after completing the equipment list before a camping experience, we will list the things you should pay attention to when you arrive at the venue. If you've packed your gear and made your way to camp, you can check out our guide.


What are the points to be considered during the camp?

Determine the Area You Will Set Up Tent Correctly

If you did not go to a private enterprise when you arrive at the campsite, everywhere in the vast region can be a route to set up a tent for you. When setting up your tent, you should stay away from slopes before you succumb to the excitement. Sloping floors create an easy transition route, especially for puddles. This may cause the tent to fill with water. If you want to set up your tent in a safe and stable area, you should prefer flat and uneven ground. In addition, if you have chosen directions such as a river or lake as your camping site, you should set up the tent as far away from the water source as possible. However, at this point, you should not exceed the walking distance. Although water sources seem like a spacious area, they become a frequent destination for living things. You also don't want a water source to suddenly overflow and touch your tent. For this reason, you should stay as far away from water sources as possible while setting up your tent. Finally, if you are going camping during the summer season, you can set the strong shadow of a big tree as a tent location. However, if you are going camping in the autumn or winter season, you should not choose under the trees. The branches, which are saturated enough from the rain water, may leave a puddle on the tent. You too can be exposed to water drops day and night. At this point, you can pay attention to the season, location and region when choosing the area where you will set up the tent. Thus, we guarantee that you will have a comfortable camping experience.


Don't Leave the Tent Zipper Open!

In a camping experience where you are alone with nature, you may want to get very close to natural resources. However, this request should not result in leaving the tent zipper open. Dangerous creatures such as flies, insects, bees, wild boars, scorpions or snakes found in nature can dive inside the tent zipper they see open. Of course, you don't even want to think about the consequences. That's why you should close the zipper when leaving the tent or even if you're going a very small distance.

Tent Zipper

Light the Fire Carefully

One of the things we dream about as we set out for a pleasant camp is long conversations around the fire. There are many issues that you need to pay attention to in order to burn a dream campfire safely in nature. First of all, it is one of the biggest precautions to ensure that the hot flames do not spread to nature when lighting a campfire. For this, you can choose a distance of 2-3 meters from trees or greenery when lighting the campfire. At the same time, digging a hole in the area or surrounding the fire with stones will also help prevent the possibility of splashing. When lighting the campfire, you can turn to plastic objects that catch your eye so that it catches fire quickly. You should definitely not make this mistake! Harmful gases emitted by burning plastic objects can harm the environment and nature. You can get help from small bushes to light the campfire properly. Finally, you must set up the campfire in an area far enough from the tent. In this way, you can prevent the splashes caused by the wind from reaching the tent. To learn in detail what you need to pay attention to when lighting a campfire, you can take a look at our article titled “Things to consider when lighting a campfire”.


Annoying Wild Animals

When we set out towards the miracles of nature, we should not forget the animals we entered into their natural habitat. For example, the depths of nature where we travel for the camping experience form the natural habitat for creatures such as snakes, bees, bears, dogs and wolves. For animals that see us in their natural habitat, this can be a bit frustrating. The first thing you should do when you come across wild animals in nature is to stay calm and wait for them to go. At this point, you may create more threats if you do something that angers him or if you run away. If you are attacked despite staying calm, you can get help from our guide "First aid for animal bites at the camp".

Wild animals

Protect from Lightning

If you are going camping in the autumn or winter season, it is quite natural that you will encounter thunder and lightning. Especially if you come across a weather with intense lightning, you can take shelter in your vehicle to avoid being hit. If you do not have a vehicle, the area where you will take shelter should definitely not be a tent. The metals in the structure of the tent attract lightning and the probability of impact is very high. Also, you shouldn't be near trees. You can choose cave-style shelters to protect yourself from lightning as soon as possible and easily in the camping area. In addition, sheltered areas in nature will keep you away from lightning strikes.

Protect from Lightning

Update Your Location If You Are Changing Regions

One of the first things you should do when you arrive at a campsite is to locate. In this way, you can ensure that your loved ones receive information while staying safe in the camp area. If you are experiencing sports such as trekking, where you will change places, especially during your camping experience, you should definitely report your location in the region you are going to. You can even keep you safe by reporting your location even during short or long walks.

Update Your Location If You Are Changing Regions

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