Outdoor safety is often one of those important subjects, which can discuss without expending much time. When it comes to hiking and camping trips, there are some key points that are essential to understand and prepare oneself for. In this video, he shares plenty of outdoor safety guidelines for hiking, camping and overlanding. In this informative video, Mr. Zach Bitterman, an award winning wilderness photographer, talks about his experiences hiking and camping and his views on outdoor safety. It’s not as easy as some make it out to be. If you are interested in camping and hiking safety and want to prepare yourself for a safe and fun outdoor adventure, check out this video.
One of the best ways to ensure you have a great outdoor experience is by ensuring your own personal safety, especially when hiking and camping. One of the best ways to do that is to choose a campground with a lot of different options for day hikes and long weekends. There are so many unique campsites scattered all over the Andes Mountains, that you will never run out of interesting places to explore. The following Campground recommended sites for hikers and campers:
The two sites above are both very well known for having a wide variety of hiking possibilities and are located relatively close to the Chamonix region. If you want to go hiking during the winter or rainy season, these two campsites should be enough to give you an enjoyable hiking trip. But if you prefer daytime activities, you should definitely consider other campsites around the area. For instance, you can try Torres del Paine, which has a lot of dispersed camping sites spread out all along the lake’s southwest side. This is a good location for families with small children, as it has easy access to basic services like showers and bathrooms, while being far enough away from trails or parking facilities to avoid unnecessary accidents. The following Campground recommended sites are perfect for families with small children:
Another popular hiking location near Chamonix is the Col de Bavelles. This is a great backpacking trip location because it offers stunning views of Mont Sainte-Victoire and the surrounding Dolomites. It is not far from the campsites mentioned above, and has a number of walking trails to explore. This is also a very popular camping location in the area, especially during summer months, when the weather becomes relatively warm. On top of that, there is the option to hike the famous Les Demoiselles du Layon (tallest mountain peak) on a backpacking trip. This amazing mountain peak is usually visited by thousands of backpackers each year, who come here to enjoy the spectacular views and challenging trails.
In terms of packing for a hike and a Campsite, one must understand that there is no such thing as a universal camping gear set. Every person’s outdoor experience will be different due to their physical makeup, physical condition and mental modeling of an outdoor setting. Therefore, to truly maximize your time and maximize the enjoyment of your trip you need to have the right items and supplies.
When considering what gear to bring, I recommend bringing the following for any hiking or camping trip. Hiking poles, a hiking stick or hiking boots, a chest pack, water bottle, food and trash bags, sleeping bag/pad, a groundcloth or ground sheet, a knife, trash bags, a compass and other accessories like sunglasses, binoculars, cell phone, a first aid kit, fire-starting materials, a map, a compass, a rain jacket and more. These items can vary depending on the duration and difficulty of the trail you are planning to hike. Also, if you are going to be spending more than one day at each site, you should consider purchasing some campground coupons, since they will often run out before you get to your campsite. Some sites charge a small fee, so do not let that stop you! Just because you are not at a state park doesn’t mean that you can not enjoy the great outdoors, nor does it mean you can’t have fun!