How To Have Better Camping Trips.

Written by Marc Wiltse

Tired of packing too much or not bringing critical camping gear for your camping trips?

Camping trips can be a great way to relax and get away from it all. But with a little planning you could make them even better. Since different areas offer different challenges start off by making a camping list and/or hiking gear list you might need. This will also help get you started...

Are there any wildlife that may be an issue on your trip? Bears, raccoons, snakes, spiders, and mosquitos are just a handful of wildlife to consider on your camp trips.

What weather is possible? Packrepparttar right gear forrepparttar 150916 trip. Doesrepparttar 150917 weather vary much? Do you need rain gear? Doesrepparttar 150918 temperature fluctuate between extremes like it does inrepparttar 150919 desert or are biting insects a problem? If it's a trip you haven't taken before ask someone who has or call your guide or host.

What do you want to do? Are you taking a camping trip to relax or are you looking for full physical involvement? Do you want to camp only, or would you like to throw in some hiking, fishing, kayaking, rafting, or mountain biking intorepparttar 150920 mix?

Do you like rustic camping or do you think flush toilets and warm running water are a good thing. ;-) If you like travelling in RV comfort, are looking for tips, or if you need help selecting a campground, take a look at Your RV Lifestyle before your next camping trip.

Consider your level of fitness. Your level of fitness will determine how much you enjoy your trip. If you're going to be doing demanding activities be honest with yourself and make sure you're up torepparttar 150921 challenge, because pushing yourself too far will only make you miserable.

Mountain Hiking Tips, Mountain Trekking Gear & Equipment Hints.

Written by Marc Wiltse

Mountain hiking demands great gear and more education than your typical trail hike. Why? Because as you ascend breathing becomes less efficient, passage grows rugged, and rescue becomes more challenging. So consider your mountain equipment to be your life support system.

Where in day hiking you may be able to get away with wearing light-weight boots or shoes, in remote mountain hiking it's a good idea to wear heavier supportive boots to protect your ankles and feet. Walking with a sprained ankle on a day hike is inconvenient compared to trying to limp out ofrepparttar back-country mountains withrepparttar 150915 same problem and a heavy pack. Thinking ahead and being prepared withrepparttar 150916 right mountain gear, guides, and information can literally meanrepparttar 150917 difference between a minor mishap and at times death. Take your safety seriously.

As elevation increasesrepparttar 150918 atmospheric pressure decreases (amount of oxygen doesn't actually drop until over 50,000 feet) which means there's less pressure to 'push'repparttar 150919 air into and fill your lungs. Because there is less air going into your lungs you'll fatigue more quickly. How much doesrepparttar 150920 pressure really change? According to an article (that can be applied to mountain hiking)repparttar 150921 barometric pressure can drop by 40% between sea level (average 760 millimeters of mercury) and 12,000 feet (483 millimeters of mercury). Obviously having 40% less oxygen available to your body (because ofrepparttar 150922 pressure drop) will impact you.

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