Outdoor camping guide in winter

Outdoor camping varies from person to person. Camping enthusiasts especially like to go camping outdoors, but people who do not like it still do not understand why they have to sleep in a tent and enjoy outdoor camping, especially in winter. Seasonal insect bites do not have the sweltering heat of summer, but the coldness peculiar to winter, which is indeed a headache. Especially when people stop moving and sleep in a tent, cold becomes the biggest enemy.

1. Keep your equipment dry, especially warm clothing such as underwear, socks, shoes and other key parts; Comfortable and lightweight, easy to carry and easy to wear, of course, the key is good cold protection and warmth; socks and jackets should be spared to prevent Wet or change to wear, the warmth effect will be better.
2. The preparation work before outdoor camping must be in place, and all conditions must be ensured; the weather and the weather conditions should be at your fingertips, and the brakes should respond to the changing weather; Do not choose the more difficult weather for adventure, and then go outdoors Camping is also to exercise yourself.
3. Water must be guaranteed. regardless of the destination water source, there should be spare water to prevent accidents; food and water should also Prepare for a few more days, it is better to return from outdoor camping to prevent delays.
4. Camping equipment should be completed, even if it is not used, it can prevent the need for rescue during the midway accident;outdoor camping should be planned well in advance, unified materials, time, place, division of labor and other contents;although there is no small outdoor in winter Insect moths, but accidental beasts must be prevented.
5. Choose jackets as much as possible, sweat-wearing underwear as much as possible, and keep warm socks as much as possible; eat a meal before going to bed, try to eat and drink; it is necessary to keep in touch with family and friends at all times, and you are able to contact others for the first time to facilitate accident rescue.
Your travel will be safety after you pay attention to these.

How to find a suitable camping site?

For the pleasure and tranquility of camping, even if you are very tired, you should choose your camp site carefully. The three most important points in choosing a camping site are drainage, wind and terrain.

01-Survey the terrain carefully

Before setting up a tent, you must carefully survey the terrain. There should be no rolling stones or weathered rocks above the camp. Once you find signs of rock scattering nearby, you must never set up a tent. Try to avoid camping in a concave place. The camp should choose a place close to the water source, which can not only ensure the water for cooking and drinking, If it is far away from the water source, it will cause a lot of inconvenience to the camp, even dangerous.

02-Do not build camping site where mudslides are frequent

Many stones have traces of being wrapped in mud, which is the main sign to identify the occurrence of debris flow. Don’t choose camps too close to the debris flow channel.

03-Don’t build camps on river beaches, streams and valleys in thunderstorm days

To prevent being swept away by sudden floods. Many times, the camp will choose to be on the ridge or the banks of the river in order to enjoy the scenery. It is an ideal camping site, but if there is heavy downpour, the water in the valley may suddenly rise suddenly, washing away hiking shoes, food, etc., or even being washed away by the current together.

04-Be sure to pay attention to the local climate, cultural and water conditions before camping in the wild

When you are camping, you need to choose a place with good drainage, do not choose a rainwater channel, and facilitate a path that can be escaped when it is dangerous. When everything is settled, pay attention to the amount and turbidity of the water source and the sound of running water. Never be careless or do not observe carefully.

05-Camps should be sheltered from the wind

The wind will be quickly to take away from the heat of the human body and make people cold. at the same time, the strong wind will take away the tent, which not only disturbs the rest, but also makes it more difficult to light the bonfire. It is also difficult to guarantee cooking and heating, so the camp must be sheltered from the wind. It is best to be on the leeward side of a hill, in a forest or forest clearing, a cave, the side of a ridge, under a rock, etc.

06-Observe for beast footprints, feces, and nests around the camp

Don’t build it in a place where there are many snakes and rats to prevent injury or damage to equipment. Must have mosquito repellent, insect, scorpion medicine and protective measures. Spreading some grass and ash around the camp will very effectively prevent the intrusion of snakes, scorpions and poisonous insects.

07-Try to choose a good place with sunshine

This will make the campsite relatively warm, dry, and clean, making it easy to dry clothes and so on.

How to choose a campsite on a rainy day

The first thing is security. In the wild, many accidents may occur. In low-risk, low-altitude areas, we must follow the basic principles of camp selection.

1.Before setting up a tent, you must investigate the terrain carefully. There should be no rolling stones, rolling wood and weathered rocks above the camp. Once you find that there are scattered rocks nearby, you can never build a tent, especially near the rock walls. If you find a rolling stone, you should immediately yell and inform your partner. You should pay more attention to this position and avoid camping in the groove.

2.You should not be in a camp where debris flows frequently. Many stones have traces of being wrapped in mud, which is the main sign to identify the occurrence of mudslides. Don’t choose camps that are too close to the garbage passage.

3.During thunderstorms, please do not camp on the top of the mountain or in the wild to avoid being struck by lightning.
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4.During thunderstorms, you should not build camps on river beaches, river beds, small rivers and valleys to prevent sudden flooding.

5. Before camping in the rainy season, please pay attention to the climatic and hydrological conditions in the camping area and upstream of the river. When you are camping, please set up tents on the high ground a few meters above the water. Don’t choose a rain channel. After solving all problems, it is necessary to pay attention to the amount of water in the water source, the turbidity and the sound of tap water. Once you feel abnormal, you must escape quickly.
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Camping accident emergency— fracture

Tired of the busy life in the city, more and more people choose to go camping on weekends in the suburbs around the city. Outdoor activities, adventure and survival is a way for modern young people to relax.

In camping activities, we will set up tents, barbecue, mountaineering and other activities, learn about the possible emergencies in outdoor activities, evaluate all possibilities of the environment, and protect our own safety and health. Fully understanding the relevant knowledge can make you comfortable and comfortable in the whole activity.

Principles of fracture identification:
The injured part deforms unnaturally.
Bones protrude from the skin.
It’s too painful to move.
Serious redness and swelling.
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Processing steps:

1.Use splints (if there is no suitable wood board or stick around, magazines, newspapers, cushions, cartons, umbrellas, pillows, twigs, mountain bikes, etc. can be used instead of splints) to fix, so as to prevent fracture parts from moving. There should be a towel or cloth belt between the splint and the affected area. The splint should be slightly longer and should be fixed with cloth, handkerchief or rope to the upper and lower joints of the damaged part.

2.If there is bleeding at the fracture site, please treat it according to the hemostasis method, put gauze or clean handkerchief and cloth belt on the affected area, and then use splint to fix it after pressure hemostasis.

3.After fixation, please carefully escort the injured to the hospital for medical treatment. Be careful not to burden the injured area.

Note: when fixing the splint, do not over tighten it to limit the movement. If the splint is too short, it will cause instability and dislocation after fracture.

It’s suggested that you check the weather before going out. It’s not suitable for camping in the rain. Avoid going out in the rainy season and encountering serious situations such as mountain torrents. Camping is a great way to spend more time outside. Accommodation in the campsite is very suitable for children and adults, but we need to master more skills and know-how.
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How to prevent mosquitoes in wild camping

Every time our camp with a good mood, we also need a good sleep as a guarantee. If you encounter mosquitoes, the following tips will help you.

1.Smoke and mosquito repellent method. In the tent, we use some wood chips, preferably aromatic wood chips in an iron can, put a few pieces of red charcoal on the wood chips, and then put some dried citrus, orange or citron peel is on the surface, it will emit a very strong smell after burning, mosquitoes will “retreat from the house” when they smell it.

2.Put two or three bottles of refreshing oil near with you. the mosquitoes will be frightened by the smell and dare not come to “infest”. but the effect is not best ,the reason is evaporates quickly for the cool oil.

3.Take some vitamin B in moderation. after taking it, vitamin B is metabolized by the human body and excreted from sweat or urine, which will produce some special odors. mosquitoes hate this odor, so they dare not approach the human body.

4.Use some empty wine bottles. each wine bottle is filled with about 10 milliliters of sugar solution. gently shake a few times to make the sugar liquid stick around the inner wall of the bottle and place them where the mosquitoes are active. mosquitoes smell sugar and will automatically allocate “traps in bottles” to be stuck to death.

5. Use appropriate amount of mint, perilla or tomato leaves to rub the juice and apply it to the bare skin of the human body. mosquitoes smell the special smell emitted by these plant juices, they are afraid to avoid it.

6. There are mosquito repellent lighting candles or wax mosquito repellent torches. the utensil will be hot when the candle is burning.

How to use fire in camping without destroying the environment

Cooking need consume wood, which may cause wildfires, so shooting in the wild is not recommended. But what if you really want to use fire?

1. Alternative method without fire
If your campsite is used for lighting and cooking, then you don’t actually need to use firewood. Lighting can be used for camp lights and cooking utensils can be used for stoves. The stove can be placed on stone or under tin foil to reduce damage to the ground or surface.

2. Small dead branches should be used as firewood
If you need to use firewood to extinguish the fire in an emergency, you can pick up small dead branches, use the least firewood branches to minimize the impact, avoid waste, and keep small-scale fires to prevent major accidents.

3. Tinder should be isolated from top soil
If you want to catch fire, you can first lay a cloth, and cover the damaged area with 8 to 13 cm thick inorganic sand to catch fire on the sand pile, or directly set a heat-resistant chassis to catch fire.

4. Pay attention to the wind when you are catching fire
You can use a windshield to prevent the fire from burning.

5. Wet ash fire extinguishing
You can smash the burning ash, completely wet it and cool it, and then remove them from the camp.

Necessary equipment for outdoor camping in Summer

Summer is the peak of outdoor activities, away from the city, you can enjoy the fresh air of nature at the mountains. Many people think it’s very hot in summer, so they don’t need to bring too many things. This kind of misunderstanding is easy to cause frequent outdoor accidents. Don’t put on light clothes to save trouble. Therefore, some equipment is still necessary. Let’s take stock of the equipment you need to bring for one-day outdoor hiking.

-Clothing
Dry quickly clothes and trousers. Even in summer, long sleeves and trousers can be considered to effectively avoid mosquito bites or grass leaf cuts in the field. It is recommended to put a sunscreen in the bag, which is light and can be stored into a small bag without any burden. Besides sunscreen, it can also prevent light rain. It is necessary for outdoor environment.

The choice of outdoor clothing should be in line with the changes of the environment. Our main focus in summer may be rain protection, but keeping warm is also very important. In some areas, even in summer, sudden changes in weather may cause temperature to drop. In summer, it is also recommended to keep a rib down jacket and a super light charge coat and raincoat in the backpack.

-Shoes
People don’t like to wear heavy climbing shoes. Low top hiking shoes or cross-country running shoes are good choices. But if you are outdoors for a long time, the choice of shoes depends on the combination of outdoor time and camping environment.

The sock material selection is comfortable, fast drying and durable, effectively preventing blisters on the sole of the foot.

-Safety
The first premise of enjoying the outdoors is to be safe. Before each trip, you need to check the weather at the destination. To get into the habit of checking the weather, even if the city is sunny, the mountain area has its own microclimate, which is beyond our control.

So every time before we go out, we should tell our family or friends the itinerary and purpose. No matter how safe you think the route is, let others know where you are going and when you will be back.

Precautions for camping in spring

It’s getting warmer and spring is coming.This is a good time for camping in the wild – the sun is warm but not strong, the flowers are blooming in the mountains, you can find the lovely animals in the spring, and there are no mosquitoes… It’s just suitable for outdoor activity.

Camping needs to meet complex outdoor environment,it needs to be well prepared. before you travel, i advice you to take a look this article to master the practical skills of camping in spring.

1-Check the climate of the campsite in advance

Even though the temperature is already very high during the day, the night in the mountain area may be lower than zero, the lower temperature as follow the higher altitude.

2-Keep warm with winter equipment

If you are going to camp in a regular campsite, you can call the management office to inquire about the climate; if you are camping in the field, you can ask someone who has camping experience here.

3-Try out camping equipment in advance

If it’s an old equipment, you need to check whether it’s damaged before departure, such as whether the waterproof layer falls off, whether there are small holes and timely repair; if it is new equipment, it must take some time to try and familiarize with them to ensure they are available.

4-Pay attention to wild animals and plants

In spring, everything grows, and small animals wake up from hibernation and start to forage. Therefore, when you are camping, pay attention not to damage the natural environment, and do not disturb the surrounding small animals; take good care of the unfinished food or scented bath products to avoid the smell attracting the small animals; if you see amazing animals and plants, please take photos or carve them in your mind at the moment, but do not disturb them.

During the epidemic, please arrange your schedule reasonably and pay attention to health and safety.

How to deal with sudden danger in camping

Spring is suitable for a moderate amount of outdoor sports. With the gradual rise of temperature, many people who like to live in the wild will increase their time for outdoor activities. So how can spring camping deal with emergencies?

1.Wind and rain and electric shock
When people who have lived in cities for a long time are camping, they are easy to panic when they encounter lightning and hear thunder. In fact, there is no need to be nervous. As long as they don’t camp on the highest mountain or in the bare place, the risk will be reduced a lot. Avoid standing under a tall tree when lightning strikes. It’s best to discard metal objects in your hands. If you can’t escape, lying down on the spot can also minimize the risk.

2.Mountain torrent
Pay attention to the flow direction of flood when setting up camp. The beach alluvial area is a good place for setting up camp, but the flood also takes the lead when it comes. After rain, take action to change the camp, otherwise it may be washed away by the flood.

3.Falling water
If someone is drowning, the first thing is to clear the foreign body in the mouth, and carry out “heart massage” and “artificial respiration”, and find someone who understands the medical treatment as soon as possible. When rescuing the drowning, use bamboo pole, floating object (wood, board, lifebuoy) or clothes.

4.Fire protection
Do not light candles in the tent. Do not throw cigarette butts on the dry wood. It is better to use flashlight or camp light for the lighting in the tent.

Spring is a wet season, mosquitoes and bacteria are particularly easy to breed, try to choose a dry and ventilated place, so as not to affect the health of the body.

Don’t choose remote places. Keep in touch with the outside world to avoid accidents.

Precautions for camping in spring

It’s getting warmer and spring is coming.This is a good time for camping in the wild – the sun is warm but not strong, the flowers are blooming in the mountains, you can find the lovely animals in the spring, and there are no mosquitoes… It’s just suitable for outdoor activity.

Camping needs to meet complex outdoor environment,it needs to be well prepared. before you travel, i advice you to take a look this article to master the practical skills of camping in spring.