Camping used to be limited to summer but not anymore. With the appropriate clothing, kit and weather-forecast, it has grown into a yearly activity. Below are some useful guides for all kinds of camping weather conditions:
1. Entertain Dramatic Adjustment
The greenhouse effect is the process by which a planet is warmed by its atmosphere. This could lead to global warming or dramatic climatic changes. It’s important to expect these climatic changes. Always have a positive impact regarding whatsoever surprises nature throws at you and be prepared.
2. Secure Weather Forecasts
To camp during unfavorable weather conditions unprepared, could be extremely unpleasant. In order to avoid this, always have a look at weather forecasts on the internet. To do this, key in your destination’s zip code and obtain it. Some weather forecasts sites also send weather information to your mobile phones.
If you happen to be camping in the wilderness, where there is no cell phone signal, you could use weather radios as they do not require batteries to function.
3. Nasty Camping Weather
Below are the most appropriate ways to survive nasty camping weather conditions:
Rainfalls: Heavy downpour and flood could be the most unexpected danger to campers. If this happens, try your best to remain on the lofty ground till the water wanes off. Camping or hiking in the forest when the atmosphere is windy could be extremely dangerous especially at places where trees may have superficial roots. Once there is a windstorm, first seek safety in a solid structure such as a cave.
Lightning: If you happen to be in the open during a lightning storm, here is what to do:
- Avoiding laying flat on the ground, but rather squat on your heels, the essence is to be small with the smallest contact with the ground. Remove your backpack, in order to run or walk to shelter really quickly.
- Don’t seek shelter at the lower end of any tall tree; you could get stuck.
Tornadoes: Tornadoes are violent windstorm, characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud. If you encounter a tornado while traveling, try as much as possible to drive a far from it. But beware tornadoes could change directions quickly. But if you can’t get away quickly, get off your vehicle and get to the nearest dwelling. Avoid staying under a bridge, as they tend to increase the wind speed.
4. Tropical Camping Weather
During the hot weather, your body will most likely cool off through perspiration. If you happen to be camping during the hot season, here’s how to ensure you enjoy your camping:
Tropical Weather Gear: Gear yourself with lighter and cooler beddings during a hot journey. If you are camping in a tent, remove the roof or sleep outside on a sleeping mat, don’t forget to use insecticides. Avoid dark-colored clothing. Light colored fabrics reflect the sun rays. Don’t forget your hats.
Stay Hydrated: Always endeavor to stay hydrated. The human body requires lots of water to stay put. Take enough fluids. Try to set up your tent out of the sun’s way. If you can’t find such place, create one. Don’t forget to apply waterproof sunscreen as well as lip balm.
5. Freezing Camping Weather
Make sure you are prepared if you want to camp in colder regions. Woolen materials are ideal for such weather condition.
Finally, endeavor to plan ahead for all kinds of camping weather conditions. Get weather updates frequently.