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Camping and Hiking Tips 101

Aug 17, 2007
Hiking is a standard form of walking and is best appreciated by those who understand how much wilderness has to offer. It is a popular outdoor activity, an emblematic form of sport and leisure where one walks through the untouched wilderness for the purpose of discovering the surrounding beauty. Beholding nature's unblemished treasure is best done while hiking than in any other type of nature discovery activity as the hiker's senses are not diminished by the loud noise of engines, the dust of vehicles or even by the voices of the other passengers. Hiking has now gained a lot of popularity as a sport and hobby.

Hikers need not to be wilderness survival experts to enjoy the benefits of hiking. However, basic hiking knowledge is essential to safely experience this activity, making hiking trips a wonderful memory to cherish. Particular hiking tips are desirable to be observed to make hiking a fun adventure even in the rain.

The soft downpour as well as the hushed mumble of rain cannot be an unwelcomed guest while hiking. A few basic tips make hiking in the rain more enjoyable, which lures the hiker to get equipped and gear up for the rain. It is crucial to monitor the weather forecast while planning or anticipating hiking in the rain, as it is the first measure to determine other hiking measures, which are to be understood in case of a thunderstorm or in case of light scattered showers. Therefore a weather forecast radio is a smart piece of equipment to carry while hiking in the rain or any other situation. Basic communication means must always be availabe.

In order to protect the utility goods like socks, matches, searchlight, and food among other items from the adverse effect of the rain, those items should be packed in re-sealable plastic bags, which act as a water protector as the hike goes on. To carry well operational waterproof clothing, hats and jackets, as well as waterproof spray are also some of the necessary gear hikers should carry. Those items are trusted for their usefulness while planning and packing for hiking in the midst of usual downpour.

A useful hiking tip would be to set camp amidst the group of small trees and to avoid the large trees while putting up the tent because the tall trees in the forest are prone to lightning. In addition, large tree branches are likely to break off if the rain has been falling for an extended period of time. Nothing feels better than to sleep in the tent while hearing the soft drops of rain on the leaves and the ground all around the tent. Once again, an essential hiking precaution is to always get updates on the weather forecast, preferably every hour.

Conserving body heat while raining is imperative. Therefore the principal hiking measure is to drink adequately and to change into dry clothes when necessary. Hiking is certainly a pleasure to experience. Rain only enhances the delight of this activity when basic measures are taken into consideration.
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