Established campgrounds ky are amazing and convenient for various facilities like restrooms, electrical hookups, tents, fires, water, and designated areas for tents. But if you want to just escape everything, every noise, obligations, and tasks of every day like then it wouldn’t hurt to go off on an adventure. So pack up all those camping essentials and begin the weekend journey. But before you go, keep the following tips in mind to ensure a safe campsite.
The Ground Surface
You won’t need us to tell you that the campsite you pick is where you’ll also sleep so it’s a pretty big deal. Make sure that the spot you choose has a flat area where the tent will be set up or else don’t expect a good night’s sleep. Imagine waking up sometime in the middle of the night, crammed in one area away from your sleeping pad; think of all the body pains and sore that will great you in the morning.
Apart from the ground being flat, it also has to be as even as possible. It may seem like a little disturbance at first but you’d be surprised at how much it matters when you’re trying to catch some sleep. The best option would be those covered in sand or in the grass, if they’re available. In case the weather is a bit windy, try going for small depressions. But it’s not the best option when a storm is brewing since it’ll turn into a rain collector.
The Available Shade
Once you’ve got the whole ground for tent setup figured out, the next priority would be shade. Of course, getting shade the entire day isn’t a requirement but shade during the morning is essential. Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wake up in the morning by the hot sun cooking you in your tent; it isn’t painful but it’s not exactly comfortable too. So choose to save yourself from an uncomfortable morning wake-up after a considerable hike and an entire night of activities and do your best to find an area where the ground is flat, even and covered with some shade.
Besides what’s under and above you, take a good look at what surrounds you because it’s as crucial as the first considerations. Avoid camping at the edge of a water source because they’re home to all sorts of bugs, attractive to thirsty animals, and are prone to flooding. But if you left the water at home for the chance to haul your own in the wild, it’s awfully convenient to be close from water sources; fewer chances of breaking your bank carrying it around too.
When weather forecasts indicate strong winds, they might want to camp behind windbreaks like the stand of trees and huge boulders. Don’t want to find yourself totally exposed to windstorms, it won’t be any fun.
Lastly, take into account the impact of the camp. When you camped in an area that looks like it has been used before then the impact is significantly less compared to forging and creating a new spot. Even though it may seem like the wilderness stretches without end, there’s only a limited amount of it and you should do your part in protecting what you can.