If you’re a nature lover, camping is the closest you can get to be one with Mother Nature. Indeed, waking up to the sounds of birds singing in the morning and opening your tent to watch the sunrise is a unique experience.
Unfortunately, many camping goers miss out on the opportunity to bond with nature. Indeed, camping parks are popular choices. You can find luxury parks and campgrounds with motorhomes and cabins for hire. Some parks even have a leisure centre. But they can take away the experience of being surrounded by nature. If you wish to go back to the roots and fall back in love with beautiful landscapes, you need to embrace off-road holidays.
But I can’t go camping on the side of a mountain or in a field, you say. Is it even legal? Here’s a brief overview of where to camp in nature in the US and how to make it work. Once you’ve tasted the peace of wilderness camping, you won’t want to go back to luxury campsites.
Getting comfortable in nature
The most important piece of advice about enjoying the wilderness safely is to choose your camping location carefully. Most national parks allow camping in the US. It’s an excellent place to start, as campgrounds are safe and completely surrounded by nature. You are also allowed to camp for free in most national forests and grasslands.
What’s the best equipment for wilderness camping? Synthetic fabrics are popular as a result of being light and inexpensive. Unfortunately, they can create a greenhouse phenomenon by capturing the heat during the day. Your best bet is to opt for a canvas tent. The breathable surface keeps you cool when the thermometer is in the red. Additionally, packing a camping mat will provide a protective shield from the hard ground, making it comfortable and regulating temperatures.
Reconnecting with nature
The essence of camping is being outdoors. To enjoy the experience, you have to embrace the potential of outdoor activities. Pack your bike to explore the surrounding areas. You can get plenty of sightseeing in a single day on a bicycle. Besides, it’s a nice challenge to explore local woodlands, trails, and seaside paths. You can race each other on the trail – everybody loves a good race – and spot wild animals in their environments. Or why not get a basket and forage the local fields and woods for berries, mushrooms, and edible herbs? There’s plenty to find around, and it’s a great way of spending an afternoon in nature.
Last minute worries in the open air
The advantage of booking a space at a campsite is that you can always find someone to give you a hand with your tent. If you are an inexperienced camper, you may find it a frustrating and painstaking process to set your tent in the middle of nature. Being exposed to winds or sudden rain can make it difficult. However, like with most things, practice makes it perfect. The best tip you can receive when it comes to pitching, is to practice in your garden to build your muscle memory. This makes it easier to spot pitch-friendly spots in nature and relax in a new environment.
With plenty of National Parks to choose from, you are guaranteed to find your path back to nature. Camping is a great way of learning more about the plants and animals that live around us. Besides, you’ll love the soothing sensation of reconnecting to nature.