Camping is one of the oldest activities that has been around for a long time now. It really is a great way to spend some nature as getting a dose of what nature has to offer is important for the human mind and body. Camping provides you with wildlife adventures like no other while also enhancing many of your (survival) skills.
In addition, it’s considered one of the best activities if you’re looking to plan a trip and spend some quality time with your friends or family. So, what should one do while they’re away on a camping trip? Well, the list can be extensive, but let’s look at a few activities.
What You’ll Need
But first, let’s address a few important things that are a must to have on a camping trip. These are necessary tools to make sure that your camping trip goes on smooth and hassle-free.
Trekking Poles for hiking
Activity 1 – Go Fishing
One of the many things you can do on a camping trip is to rent a boat and go fishing. Nothing says “fresh” as much as fish caught right out the sea does. Although, if you’re going to go fishing, you’ll need fishing rods for that. So, if fishing is something that’s already on your bucket list, we’d suggest you bring fishing rods with you before you leave for your camping trip. Alongside that, you may also need fish bait to stick on the fishing rod to entice the fish into grabbing on the rod – classic fishing technique!
Fishing will give you a good experience of being out in the water and can be both refreshing and chilling at the same time. While you’re on the boat, you can have a view of the large trees situated in the forested area and also enjoy the breeze that runs through your hair. Being out in the water is a rather rejuvenating experience, and if you’re successful at catching some fish, you then won’t go to bed hungry. If you’re out in the woods anyway, might as well act like a woodsman.
Activity 2 – Go Hiking
If you’re a lover of huge mountains and the rustic life of the woods, hiking surely is the best activity you can embark on while on a camping trip. Just get your backpack on, put on your hiking boots, grab your trekking poles, and out you go. The rusty aroma of the trees and the mountains is seriously the best to be around in. Nature doesn’t get as beautiful as this, and if you go alone, you can just be with your thoughts – which is the best kind of therapy. However, make sure you have plenty of water because climbing such huge mountains will definitely get you tired and dehydrated.
In addition, if you’re in the Amazon, for example, you’ll be looking at the most beautiful sight – the waterfalls. Just the sound alone of these waterfalls can be so refreshing. Such scenic views really do a number on your mental health. A fresh environment is necessary for an individual as it gets them more active physically and mentally. So, hike away and make sure that you have a great experience while you’re camping.
Activity 3 – Gather Firewood and Cook Food
While you’re out in the woods, gathering firewood is necessary as it’ll be completely dark at night. Since you’re surrounded by nature and are in the woods, you won’t have access to anything related to technology. Sure, you can bring your phones and other gadgets but don’t expect to get much signal in the jungle. So, starting a fire is an absolute must while camping. Get some firewood, rub them together, and voila – you’ve successfully started a fire.
Starting a fire is also very important as you’ll need to cook food. Remember the fish you caught earlier? Yeah, it’s time to cook it now. Apart from fish, you can cook many other things as well. From roasting marshmallows (classic camping food) to making smores to melting chocolate and making hot cocoa from it – the list is endless. A good fire will ensure you’re not in the dark as you need to watch for the jungle animals, and also won’t make you go to your tents with an empty stomach.
Activity 4 – Have Competitions
If you’re out in the woods with your friends or even family, having silly (yet fun) contests can make for a great activity. It keeps the mood enlightened while also promotes healthy team-building. You can competitions for almost everything. For example, make two teams and whichever team sets up the campsite first wins. As a reward, the winning team gets to skip cooking duty for the night.
Another contest can be with riding bikes. You’ll need to bring bikes for that obviously. Think of it as an athletic race. First, decide on a starting and a finishing point, get on our bikes and have a race. The first person who reaches the finish line, and as a reward gets the biggest tent on the campsite. Such competitions can make your camping trip all the more fun while also helps you bond even more with your peers. And these are just two examples, there’s a whole list of things you can do together and compete in to make great memories of your camping trip.
Activity 5 – Go Birdwatching
Since you’re out in nature, might as well observe the wildlife thoroughly. Birdwatching is now a rather common activity that people partake in. It’s when you just sit and observe birds as they go about their daily routine. You can watch their mannerism, how they communicate with their fellow birds, how do they eat etc. Birdwatching has proven to be quite the scenic activity, and people (while camping) have expressed a keen interest to this activity.
Our Final Thoughts
All in all, there are numerous things you can do on a camping trip. Whether you go alone or with a huge group of people, camping will always make for a fun trip while you pick up on some great survival skills. Just make sure you have the right kind of equipment that will aid in your camping trip fully.