As is at home, there is divergence of risks and hazards in camping too,
more so on a camp tour, as majority of campers does not take proper
Precaution is an important point that travelers link with first aid kit,
suntan lotion or bug repellent. Safety just is not that popular a subject as
most of us does not link ourselves with hazard. We always feel that "Accidents
only happen to the other guy".
You should not only plan to take a first aid kit, snakebite kit, or bug
repellant, but also learn how to use them. That way if anything occurs,
medical aid would not have to wait. Care and planning, can assist to evade
Take care never to pack wet or damps tents in their bags, as they are
inclined to decay and rot.
It is quite essential with camping to leave the campsite better than you
found it, any waste, rope bits, or such that is found, should be taken out.
It is very important to choose the right campsite as it minimize the ravage
to the vegetation or the natural environment like choose a non-vegetated
area, may be sand or rock beaches. Another way to take care of the campsite
is to keep your group size small. Doing this will limit the damage you can
or will do to that area.
It is substantial to keep the natural splendor untarnished. The aim is to
avoid spoiling the marine life when launching or landing your kayaks or
canoes. Don't cut branches or tree down. Keep unnecessary noise to a
In organized camping meals are taken at the central dining area. The
traditional Indian cooking is done in most hygienic condition and every meal
is freshly prepared. Camp staff takes care of all needs. Anything from
clothes washing to a haircut and massage is possible.
The tent should be strong enough to resist the strong blows of the wind.
They are available in 2 shapes. The 'A' shaped with aluminum alloy poles and
the cupola shaped with aluminum or fiber glass rods. The 'A' shaped tent
with an inner layer of cotton and the outer with waterproof nylon fabric is
best recommended for low altitude treks.
Other important gears required in camping are- woolen (monkey cap), peak
Sun Glares (preferably ones that block ultra violet rays), Sun Screen
Lotion, T-shirts and Shorts for the day. Socks stockings and Gloves that are
20 percent acrylic and the rest wool. Hundred percent wool often shrinks if
wet. A Swiss army Knife and a Torch.
Be sure to take a camera and perhaps binoculars. You never know quite what
you might see.
Campsite: known as a dwelling or just a place
to bed down for the night for Travelers in olden days, now known as camping
ground for adventure and fun.
Recreation: is used for relaxation as well as
Roughing: means a Motor-Home with all the
bells and whistle and also a Backpack with cloths, first aid kit, dehydrated
food, a sleeping bag and a blanket for ground cover.
Campfire: bonfire at the campsite.
Tarp: A tarp keeps the bottom of the tent
cleaner and makes a ground base between the tent floor and the ground.