Travelling and tourism activities are loved by many of the people around the globe. Today I want to reveal some secrets in independent travels and hiking trips, and try to give some of the most important and useful tips on how to behave, what to do, and what is not worth while on a camping trip. For beginners, this article will be useful, and will reveal many interesting secrets from the world of tourism. For experienced travelers, it will not be amiss to once again read and recall such useful things as being in the forest in nature.
Everyone knows that lovers of an active lifestyle, after a long winter, look forward to spring and begin to check their travel gear and equipment in advance. And most often, most of us with great zeal set out on a campaign on May Day holidays to take a breath of fresh air somewhere in nature – in a forest, on a river or in the mountains.
For those who rarely choose nature, I want to remind you that there are different types of outdoor activities, but whatever you choose, the problems are basically the same for everyone.
The secret is number one – most often there is not enough drinking water on the trip. Springs and springs are not found everywhere, but you cannot get enough water with you, no matter how you like. A filter for cleaning river water will help to solve this problem. For this purpose, special tourist filters are perfect. In extreme cases, filters that are used at home will also work well.
Another popular method is very old, but effective. A silver spoon or iodine disinfects water well. If you use iodine, it is important to observe the proportions, otherwise you can harm your health. It is advisable to dilute 10-20 drops of 10% alcoholic iodine to 1 liter of water. If you take less, it may not be enough, if more, then there is a chance of poisoning.
Matches and firewood
The second secret is raw firewood or matches. In order to prevent dampness from spoiling matches, they should always be stored in a plastic bag. In addition, you need to take several boxes with you and store them in different places, away from each other. An excellent alternative is a lighter. It does not deteriorate from moisture and can burn for quite some time. But the best option, it is of course flint, you can buy it in a specialized tourist store.
So that wet firewood does not spoil the hike, you need to pre-stock an armful of dry brushwood. At night it is advisable to hide a small amount of firewood in a tent so that they do not become damp. Even if there is no rain, then the dew can also bring trouble.
Blood sucking insects
Secret number three – the main enemies in the campaign are ticks and mosquitoes. They can cause a lot of inconvenience. In order to protect yourself from ticks, you need to be vaccinated before going. In addition, various sprays and creams against parasites work well. Also, for additional insurance, it will not be superfluous to buy special insurance from an insurance company, in case of a tick bite. Such insurance is relatively inexpensive and will not be superfluous for novice travelers.
Shoes and clothes
Secret number four – when going on a hike you need to forget about fashion. It is recommended to wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Clothing should be comfortable and not hamper movement, protect from wind and withstand prolonged moisture (do not get wet in heavy rain). Do not forget about the headdress, in order to protect yourself from sunstroke.
In general, for hiking, hiking, rafting, climbing and other types of travel, special clothing, outdoor shoes, equipment and other camping equipment are produced. There are specially designed types of fabrics that do not pass the wind, retain heat and remove excess moisture. One of the most common materials is fleece. Therefore, for any trip, it will be most preferable to wear fleece clothing.
Berries and Mushrooms
The fifth secret is if you pick mushrooms or berries, then you need to be careful. Do not try those berries or mushrooms that are unfamiliar to you. This behavior can lead to serious consequences. If you are left alone when picking berries or mushrooms, then it is advisable from time to time to speak loudly out loud or give loud sound signals. Since in places where many berries, mushrooms and other forest food grow, a bear can live. As you know, the bear is a little hard of hearing, and he won’t hear your stirring in the bushes, but his loud voice and loud noises will scare him away.
Cleanliness and tidiness
When resting in nature, one must not forget that nature should be protected. Leaving the place of rest, it must be left as it was before your arrival. Without special need, you do not need to pluck flowers or medicinal plants, to destroy nests and anthills. Especially you need to be careful when making a fire.
After all, how many cases are known when as many as hundreds of hectares of forest burned down due to the carelessness of tourists. Therefore, when building a bonfire on a hike, always find how it can be fenced or separated from the surrounding forest, grass and other dry land. It can be stones, sand, if there is nothing like this nearby, then you can simply dig a small depression in the ground. And most importantly, when leaving the parking lot, you should always fill the fire with water.
I hope I managed to reveal some secrets from the world of tourism and give them relevant advice. If you think that this is not enough and you can supplement the article with your recommendations, then I will be glad to your secrets and tips in the comments.
Have a nice trip!