Month: July 2019

Fun Things To Bring Camping

Camping is one of those activities that needs a bit of planning ahead. From the outdoor gear to the food. But it is necessary for your camping trip to be successful and keep in mind the purpose of it. That is, to enjoy and relax and spend some quality time with your friends or family. This will be a great way for you to connect not only with nature but also with them. 

Here are some ideas you could bring to have fun on your camping trip:

1. Something to create

You could bring something that will have your hands working. This will be especially enjoyed with the kids but adults can also enjoy this quite a bit. It could be set of clays for molding. With a fire, you will be able to make them hard. You can also bring some paints. Watercolors and tube paint are light and easy to carry for a camp. And since you will be in nature, you could also do some experiments. Bring some things and explore the different kinds of plants around. Just be sure that they are not poisonous and that you’re not violating the campsite rules.

2. Something entertaining

The point of camping is to have fun and bond with your companions, so why not bring something to add with your activities? The easiest would be a deck of cards. There are many ways to play with them be it for adult or children. It could be also a different type like the Uno cards. If it is not too bulky, you can also bring some board games. Even though the point of camping is to connect with nature, having gadgets is okay especially if it has a purpose in your activities like those that involve music. You could just set up rules involving gadgets if you want. And speaking of music, you can bring a guitar or any other instrument like a harmonica so you can play and sing songs. You could also bring a book if you want to have some time with yourself. At times, it will help gather your thoughts or maybe keep you entertained if you are the one who is preparing meals.

3. Something useful

When it comes to being useful, food is what comes first to mind. It is essential for us and it is also a way for you to bond with your companions. Aside from the main meal, you can also have different kinds of snacks to munch on. You can also bring some for a campfire like ingredients for s’mores or some hotdogs to grill. This way, you can do this while sharing stories or playing some game. And speaking of useful, you should keep in mind what will you will need to use. When setting up a campfire for example, you might need a lighter. You might also need a source of light like flashlights because campsites do not provide them at times and might be needed at night especially for navigating. Lights can also be used in a game, so it will be dual purpose. Just make sure the batteries are full and have some extras if needed. And aside from tents, why not also bring a hammock for extra space to sleep or space for relaxing?

How to Go Camping

Winter is over. Snow is melting away. This will be the great time to catch up with your friends or spend some time with your family and have some activities for this spring. One of those activities is camping. Camping is great way for bonding. It is also a great way for you to connect with nature. But there are a lot of things you need to do before and during camping. Here are they:

Preparation 

1. Find and know your campsite

First things first. You will need to know about your campsite, and there are a lot of them nowadays. It could be near or require a longer drive. You should know how the place would like, so preparing other things will be easier. It will not hurt to have some expectations about the place too and also to know the rules. Be aware also if animals like a bear lurk around your campsite. You may want to avoid those places.

2. Prepare your gear and essentials

Camping will require a lot of things. First will be the tent where you will stay and sleep. You need one that is comfortable and roomy for enough the people and the kind of bed you will use. Keep in mind how you will prepare your meal because you might need to bring small stoves. Other essentials such as clothes and toiletries are also important for how you will pack. Know which items are important and which are not because keeping it light and simple is a must. Having a source of light like a flashlight is also important because the site may not provide them and there will be a tendency to get dark at night.

3. Plan your meal

Food is essential to this activity but it will come down to limited resources. It is important to plan ahead to know which ingredients to bring and how to prepare them. Another thing to keep in mind is for how many days you will stay at the camp and how much you will need.

At the campsite

1. Set up your tent

The first thing you would need to do when you arrive is setting up and organizing the tent. After setting it up, it is important to know how the arrangement will be. Always clean your tent also and maintain it that way because it is where you will stay and sleep.

2. Set up your meal

There are campsites that offer a place to cook but more often, you will need to bring your own. Be sure to know about the conditions because it will affect how you will set up your stove. Be sure to collect your wastes also and secure them in a bag.

3. Make arrangements with routine

Campsites offer shower rooms and comfort rooms so you should be sure how it is operated. It is also important to make arrangements with your companions on who will go first and so forth. Take note that there might be other campers too so be mindful of it and also take it into consideration.

4. Activities

Camping would not be complete without activities. It will be a nice chance to relax and spend some quality time with your friends or family. Setting up a campfire will be a great way to connect via games and food. You can also play and sing some songs. It could also be simply exchanging stories. In the morning, you can have your own activities or explore what the campsite has to offer.

Are Motorcycles Worth The Risk?

There is this phrase that said “you only live once,” so that is why people live and make the most of it. What it means to make most of it is to not make their life boring and try things that are exciting. It does not limit to trying new food or traveling but also doing dangerous activities that will make their adrenaline pump. Are you one of those people? 

Motorcycles are one of those things that you will see on the regular. Some people have them as their means of transportation then there are some who have them as a hobby. Many said that motorcycles are dangerous and should be avoided but is that all to it?

What are the cons of motorcycle?

The first one would definitely be is that motorcycles are dangerous. There are many speed accidents involving motorcycles because of its size and unstable fronts. In addition to that, there are road hazards such as slippery roads, potholes, oil slicks, etc. Those are minor inconvenience for cars but dangerous for motorcycles. Aside from safety, you would need a different license for motorcycles. It would be a hassle to get one especially if you already have a driver’s license. Another con for motorcycles is that it is not an all-weather vehicle, unlike cars. You will not be able to ride them in the rain or snow for it not only it is not safe, but you will also get wet too. It also has a shorter life span than of cars.

What are the pros of a motorcycle?

Motorcycles always have a negative connotation for most people, but it also has its positive aspects. For most, riding a motorcycle will make you look cool, but it does not end there. Motorcycles are more economical than cars. Because they are smaller, you will be saving gas because it has better gas mileage. Not only that, they are easier to maintain than a car and their insurance costs less. If you are one of those people who gets frustrated with a lack of parking spaces, motorcycles have more and they are easier to park too.

What to do when you decide on having a motorcycle?

Now that you know that having a motorcycle has both its pros and cons, you may decide to have one. Sure, it is dangerous and risky, but being on a car does not guarantee safety too. It is all about how cautious you would be. You know about the risk factors and should keep that in mind. And because safety is always first, remember to always wear a helmet when riding. The attire for riding a motorcycle is not just about looking cool. They are worn for maximum protection. It includes a well-made jacket designed specifically for motorcycling, gloves, pants that cover the entire length of your legs, and closed-toed shoes or boots. You should also enhance your skills in riding. When you are traveling with one, always be alert with the vehicles and people around you. Be aware of the road hazards too. As said earlier, road hazards are dangerous for motorcycles. Another factor is the weather. If you know that it will be bad, avoid it and just have another mode of transportation.