Whats Camping !
Ideally, the basic idea of spending some days out from the city, in the
wilds among the nature, within the natural condition of temperature and
weather changes is Camping Out. Camping is one activity which can be coupled
with other activities like nature walking, bird watching, short treks,
safaris, trekking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and things like
that... . In other words Camping Out may be applied to those living outdoors
out of city. Its simply roughing it out!
Types Of Camping
People vary in their choice of Camping -
»Backpacking : Is one such sort of Camping. Its a mobile
variety of tent camping. Backpackers use lightweight equipments to be
carried for long distances, camping at places of their own choice - within
the stipulated limits. It is less costlier than any other type of Camping
and takes more time.
»Canoe Camping : It is another sort which uses Canoe for moving
from one place to another. In this a lot amount of weight can be carried and
a large number of things can be put on. It is a bit expensive than the
Backpacking Camping. While Camping on the beach watch the tides come in a
way and then choose the place to camp. Camping next to a soggy meadow or a
lake can lead to mosquitoes and insects. Keep a distance here.
»Bicycle Camping : It involves touring andcamping both. The
touring is done by bicycle, covering big distances. It has less carrying
capacity then the Backpacking but the time takenis less. It is also cost
effective. Do not camp near the large or beneath the dead trees. Branches
can crash at any time.
»Motocycle Caming : This one makes for mobile camping. In this
the storage capacity is more than the bicycle camping and the time taken
Famous Camping Places :
Rishikesh - Himachal PradeshLying in
the lap od Himalayas,
is considered to be one of the best places to camp out in the beginning
of winters. Also a good place for
Rafting, it attracts
people from worldover, round the year.
Spiti Valley - Himachal PradeshLying
near Tibet and Ladakh, in the district Keylong of Himachal Pradesh, its
one of the favourite Camping Spots. Completely cut off during the
winters, its makes the best place to Camp in the Summers of May - June.
The Camping Pack
Certain things become a pre - requisite for any sort of camping. A sleeping
seems worth a while. If you don't get a nice sleep, then the whole
idea of camping gets disrupted. A Sleeping Pad or a Mattress
underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from twigs and other wilds is one
of the best prepositions to work out folding chair, lantern, flashlight
, hatchet, axe, or saw
are some of the basic requirements for digging
and paving space for camping. Ropes and Tarps
for stringing clothes,
for holding varied camp kitchen items for food
preparation, consumption and cleanup. (Cleaning up the area is one of
the most important things to do while on Camping - it keep the Ecological
Balance maintained and the place good for further Campers).
Places For Camping India
Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mussoorie, Manali,
Mumbai are some of the places which are best known Camping grounds in India.
Here is a list of the popular camping places India
Chandertal Lake Camp
Manali Solang Valley Camp
Spiti Valley Camp
Camel Safari Camp Jaisalmer
Empower Activity Camp Mumbai
Rishikesh Rafting Camp
Kaudiyala Camp Uttaranchal
Soanmarg Srinagar J& K
Himalayas Camp Uttaranchal
What To Take
Ultralight tent, long trousers, toilet papaer, sunscreen and a mineral
water bottle (s)(strapped) are some of the things you shouldn't forget to
carry while Camping.
Do take a sleeping bag
for a cosy night
sleep. Food preparoing pans, mugs, spices, track suits, medicines, list of
emergency call numbers, trekking shoes and mineral water are a must. Citronella
Fuel, Candles, Tiki torches with fuel, Citrus Fruit smell insect repellents
and screen rooms
are the things to be kept.
There are certain things which one should remember while camping -
Take Campfire Permissions as every place does not permit so, especially
Do not camp near swamy wet meadows, still stagnant water.
Do not wear any sort of perfume, scent. Keep the flammable items at
Build a small fire, smoke will keep the bugs away.
Zip up the tent,even if you are in the tent for a minute and turn off
the flashlight once you enter the tent.. This will keep the unwanted
Camp in cooler months - Spring and Fall - to get the most of it.