With more and more people finding the appeal of spending time in nature, there are plenty of options how one can do so. Camping, glamping, hiking and backpacking are some. A lot of campers go outdoors to take a break from their daily routines and modern civilization and to beat stress.
But to be able to successfully do so, more campers are trying their hand at traditional camping or camping without electricity. This helps them connect with themselves and nature more, thus a more fulfilling experience.
Here are some essential tips on how to camp without electricity:
Plan your trip carefully
Planning traditional camping is different from planning to visit a modern campground, that’s why you have to take time to plan everything carefully. Without electricity and amenities, it’s essential to make sure you have the necessary equipment and gear for cooking, eating, sleeping, traveling and for hygiene.
You also have to do research about your chosen campsite – what will be the weather? Do wild animals frequent the area? Where is the nearest establishment in case of an emergency?
Being out in the woods is an amazing experience, but it also comes with dangers. It’s important that you come prepared.
Plan your meals ahead
Without electricity, storing food, especially perishables, can be quite a challenge. Plan your meals for the duration of your trip and store food in a good cooler. Consume foods that are quickest to spoil. Be sure that you pack sufficient snacks that will help keep your energy up, especially if you’ll be hiking or backpacking.
If you don’t plan on lugging around a water bottle, be sure that your campsite has a nearby water supply. Pack a pot to boil water in or a water filter.
Traditional camping is no easy feat, but the experience is very well worth the small challenges. With no running water and other modern amenities, you also have to prepare yourself. One of the biggest challenges that first-timers face is hygiene – bathing and having to go to a bathroom, without a bathroom.
Do some research how you can clean yourself and take a dump in the woods the right way. There are only a few things you need to bring. Pack some water-soluble wipes or tissue and hand sanitizer for quick cleaning whenever you need it.