Checklist for Campers Around Bodies of Water
Being close to nature to unwind is something that can always work for anyone who needs a breather from the daily grind in the modern world, as nothing can compare to a breath of fresh, unpolluted air matched with a scenic view that is guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you with renewed energy and revitalized senses. This is why a lot of people today still enjoys long camping trips or mountain climbing during their free time out of hobby or as a new experience as nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you are surrounded by nature.
Camping near lakes and rivers are also popular for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts as it provides an immediate access to much needed water, which can also be a great location for swimming, boating and fishing activities that campers tend to enjoy as well especially when camping with families and friends. When thinking to go on a camping activity, make it a point to plan ahead especially with the things you need to pack so you do not end up unprepared once you are on site without nothing else around you, and you can enjoy nature better without having to worry about things you forgot to bring.
If you are setting your camp near a body of water, it will be wise to take items that are waterproof such as those made of plastic or have a protective cover since you will inevitably get wet especially if you plan to go kayaking or swimming. Although you will be close to water, do not miss out on packing enough water for drinking as this will be your only guarantee of safe and clean water, and will be your quick access to hydration while walking that log trail to your camp site.
Camping trips will also expose you to different insects especially in highly vegetated areas, so do not forget to bring repellents, including sunblock lotions to avoid getting burnt skin. At least a few days before you leave, stock up your first-aid kit with your essentials, and make sure to check for expiration dates if you are using your old stock, and pack them in a waterproof case or bag to keep them dry and place them where you can easily take them out, not buried at the bottom of your bag.
A week or more before your trip, make a quick checklist of your essentials and complete them in advance so you are well prepared without having to rush, and avoid packing things that are not as important unless you can manage a much heavier bag on a long trip and do not have to walk your way to the site.