February 15, 2024
Many people love to go camping to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. It is a great way to connect with nature, reflect and recharge your energy before returning home. But it’s a much different story now; We now face the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left us adjusting to a “new normal”. Many people are feeling the anxiety of being trapped in lockdown or at least in quarantine. One way of relieving our stress is to go on a camping trip to help restore our sanity.
Here are some safety tips to follow, along with the right bags to prepare for your trip:
Backpacks help ease your mobility when carrying your things. Clothes are also essential for camping trips, and it is appropriate to pack them all in your backpack. There are ways to pack your clothes in a backpack to save more space and ease the load. With a backpack, you are distributing your loaded gear’s total weight on your shoulders, waist, and down to your legs. The ideal size would be something that can accommodate all your other bags without putting too much strain on your back.
A camping trip is always a fun adventure, provided that no one gets hurt or becomes ill. Make sure that you are prepared for any unfortunate events when planning your trip. If anything were to happen, you can prevent any injuries from getting worse if you have an emergency pouch. These bags contain a first aid kit, medicine, and contact information. You can also include some tools in your survival kit like a flashlight, compass, utility knife, and a small walkie talkie. These things are essential in a camping trip to treat anyone who gets hurt or injured while you wait for emergency rescue.
Toiletry bags carry items for hygiene, such as soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, or mosquito spray. It would be best if you sealed your toiletry bags to have unnecessary spills inside your main bag.
A COVID-19 bag is a new addition for all travelers, where you can pack your face masks, a pair of gloves, hand sanitizer, and medicine. You should also provide your information like your name, contact number, medical conditions, and home address. The COVID-19 bag should be easily accessible because you will need to reach for your hand sanitizer most of the time as your defense against viral infection.
Laundry bags should be a slim but expandable type of bag that you should carry empty on the way to your campgrounds. A camping trip will be full of activities and adventures that will surely call for a change of clothes after they collect dust and dirt. Laundry bags must be able to breathe so that the germs and smell of your used clothes can circulate properly and will not cause any bacteria to grow inside on your way home after the trip.
Everyone must bring their perishable bags to help keep the campsite free from waste. Not only does this show respect for other campers, but it’s also a responsible choice for preserving the environment. Keeping our surroundings clean is one of the best ways to prevent the virus from spreading. Pack perishable food items and dispose of them properly after the camping trip.
Gadget bags are now our primary bags whenever we go on a trip. These bags should be padded and strong enough to absorb impact if they accidentally fall or another hard object hits them. Gadget bags should also be waterproof to protect our things in case of any leaks or spills.
Tool bags can contain some necessary items such as pliers, a small monkey wrench, and a utility knife. You can also store your 2 person canvas tent here to keep your things organized.
Camping is a great way to destress. Ensuring that you have a separate bag for each of your items can help ensure your safety by avoiding cross-contamination.