Preparations Before Wild Camping

Top 7 Best Considerations Before Setting Up a Tent

When it is going to be dark, raining, windy, etc. in the wild, it is very important to quickly build an exclusive shelter. But it is a tricky thing for beginners to set up a tent. If the tent is not set up effectively, it will not be able to provide you with effective shelter in the face of extreme conditions such as rain and strong wind. Getting the entire process of setting up a tent right can help reduce unnecessary nuisances and allow you to enjoy a comfortable sleep.
Of course, no one is born with it. If you’re planning to go camping and want to set up your tent like a pro. Then it is recommended that you learn and practice the basics and steps of setting up tents at home a few days in advance. The same applies to skilled veterans after changing to a new tent.
So it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran with updated gear. Campmors will point out some basic tent building practices and basic rules that should be followed below, hoping to help you in the process of learning how to set up a tent.

Check that the basic equipment of the tent is complete.

Be sure to make sure that all the auxiliary tools are complete before you are ready to set up the tent. No one wants to have to give up when they suddenly find a tool is missing when they are halfway up. General basic equipment for tent equipment includes: tents, tent poles, fixed ropes, ground pegs, and even some tents with hall extension functions have hall poles. There are many tents in the campmors tent series with foyer functions, adding more space to your shelter. Of course, there are accessories such as sleeping pads, headrests, insect repellents, etc. to help improve comfort, which can be purchased according to your own needs. Please make sure to pack everything before heading out.

Check that the basic equipment of the tent is complete.

Mentioned in our other “Camp Prep Matters” article. Plan the route well in advance, and choose a suitable tent according to the footprint, such as: waterproof degree, wear resistance and other factors. After planning the route in advance, choose an ideal terrain to set up a camp after reaching the designated target resting place. Choose a location to avoid low-lying areas and canyon bottoms as much as possible. If it rains in the middle of the night, there will always be standing water in these places, and no one wants to leave their warm bed at night. Also avoid rocks and other sharp surfaces. For the best site to set up, please refer to “How to choose the best site for camping in the wild to set up tents?“article.

Ensuring the overall security of the surrounding environment is very important.

Check that there are no potentially dangerous insects such as honeycombs and spider webs around, and take appropriate deworming measures. Stay far enough away from the campfire to prevent the risk of ash falling into the tent. Stay at least 200 feet from water sources to avoid the risk of flash floods. At the same time, it is necessary to properly clear the sundries in the tent site to avoid sharp objects piercing the bottom of the tent.
Preparations Before Wild Camping

Make sure the tent is securely fastened.

The campmors tent series are generally equipped with ground pegs. Don’t think it’s superfluous, under the influence of some extreme air. There will be small, sudden winds rushing out of the bottom of your tent, and even a considerable amount of weight inside is sometimes not enough to stabilize the tent. I’m sure you don’t want to see your tent fly into the sky either. This won’t happen if you pay attention to the wind direction when pitching your tent. The tent door should face away from the source of the wind. It is also possible to get close to the trees and use cover so that they can block the breeze. But make sure your tent is not under a tree, as this can be dangerous in a storm.

Predict which direction the sun will rise in the morning.

Camping in summer. If you pitch your tent in direct sunlight, you’ll wake up sweaty, hot and irritable – not a good start to the day! And if it is in winter. You can choose to set up your tent in the direction of the rising sun, and you will feel the warm sunshine in your sleep.

Allow yourself ample time.

Setting up your own camp is something that takes time. Especially through the right way. It can take hours for even seasoned veterans to succeed. You give yourself time in advance to better set up your camp before it gets dark. If you don’t get your tent up in time, you’ll need to raise the bonfire before dark. On the one hand, it can help you take the next step better, and at the same time, it can prevent wild animals. The wild is always full of unknowns.

Add additional equipment.

If you are planning to go camping in a completely unknown place, you are not sure if the destination has the right level of ground for you to set up camp. Adding a good sleeping pad to your list can also help you fall asleep better. There are other equipment such as: first aid items, survival knives, trekking poles and other equipment can also be selected according to the actual situation.

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