Spending time in solitude with nature as your only companion is good for the soul. It gives you space and time to think, challenges you to excel, and makes you really appreciate the world around you. Sound good? Here are some solo camping tips for all you adventurous ladies out there!
Choose the Right Location
Solo female travellers are constantly being warned that it is simply not safe for them to be out in the wild alone. Although this is nonsense, it does pay to choose your location carefully. If you want to enjoy your camping trip rather than spend the whole time worrying about your safety, choose a location that you can find your way around confidently and which is known to be fairly safe. If you get there and anything makes you uncomfortable, don’t worry about packing up and moving on – better safe than sorry.
Before you set off, make sure you have everything you need for your trip. As a minimum, you will need some form of shelter, a sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and cooking equipment. However, there are many more things that will make your camping trip more comfortable, so perhaps check out tentsandcampgear.com before you head off.
Time of the Month
Many ladies avoid camping when it’s their time of the month thinking that it will just be too much hassle, but if you’re going on a long trip you may not be able to avoid it, and anyway, there is no reason why your period should put you off an adventure. Instead of tampons or pads, which will need to be disposed of carefully, try using a reusable Diva cup from http://divacup.com/online/ to make life in the wild easier.
Do Talk to Strangers
As kids, we’re told not to talk to strangers, and this is something we can often carry with us into our adult life, especially in situations that many people would perceive as dangerous, such as solo camping. However, there is nothing better than striking up a conversation with the only other camper you come across out in the wilderness. You can share stories, have a drink, and accompany each other for a stretch if you feel like it. Just use your common sense and consider your personal safety whatever you’re doing!
Don’t Be Afraid to Explore
One of the mistakes a lot of solo ladies make when camping is that they do not stray too far from their campsite. They are worried about being in the wilderness alone, and although it is sensible to try and stay on grid as much as possible, you should not let fear stop you from exploring the beautiful wonders of nature, which are often further off the beaten track than we might like. Just let someone know where you will be and when you expect to be back, so that, should the worst happen, the appropriate steps can be taken to get you back to safety.
Of course, the most important tip I can give you is to relax and enjoy the experience. If you prepare well, there’s no need to worry – just relax into the experience and make as many unforgettable memories as you can!
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