When using a tent, choose an appropriate campsite. The general considerations are:
Do not camp too close to the mountain to prevent falling rocks and floods on rainy days
Don’t be too close to the river, lest the high tide washes the tent.
Don’t camp under big trees on rainy days to prevent lightning strikes.
Before setting up a camp, clean the gravel and sharp thorns on the ground to avoid puncturing the tent or sleeping uncomfortably.
Don’t camp on the slope. The tent door should face the wind. Let me teach you how to lay a tent.
Where to set up a tent?
“The choice of camping site is the most critical. This is the basis for ensuring the safety of camping.” The leader of Henan Outdoor Rescue Team Silent Years and senior travel friends Chunxia and Ziyue believe that when choosing a camping site, we must pay attention to choosing a campsite near the water and the village. , Keep away from cliffs, lightning and rain protection.
Camping and rest are inseparable from water. Near water is the first element in choosing a campsite. When choosing a campsite, you should choose a place close to streams and lakes to facilitate water fetching. However, camps should not be anchored on the river beach. Some rivers have power plants in the upper reaches of the river. During the impoundment period, the river beach is wide and the water flow is small. Once the water is released or there is heavy rain, floodplain may occur. Take precautions.
Choosing to be near the village is to ask the villagers for help in case of emergency. In addition, the approach to the village is actually a shortcut, that is, close to the road, which is convenient for the team to move out of the mountain at any time.
When camping in some valleys and river beaches, it is especially important to choose a place leeward. It is more convenient and safer to use fire when it is leeward. If you need to live for more than two days, it is best to choose a shaded place to camp, for example, under the big trees and to the north of the mountain, it is best to face the sun instead of the sunset. In this way, if you rest during the day, the tent will not be too stuffy.
When setting up a camp, the camp cannot be placed under a cliff. This is very dangerous. Once a strong wind blows on the mountain, stones and other objects may be blown off, causing casualties.
Lightning protection. In the rainy season or in areas with heavy thunderstorms, the camp must not be anchored on high ground, under high trees, or on relatively isolated flat ground. That would easily lead to lightning strikes.
If it is likely to rain on the night of the weather forecast, the camp and tent should be treated with necessary rain protection. In addition to choosing a good camp site, it is necessary to dig a flood discharge ditch, strengthen the tent and enhance the rainproof performance. For example, you can add a cover outside the tent to prevent rain. Rain plastic sheets, raincoats, and all kinds of travel supplies are placed in tents, etc.
After the camp is selected, the camp must be built. The old donkeys suggest to pay attention to the following items:
Level the ground. Before setting up a tent, you should clean up the selected camp and remove stones, shrubs and other uneven, thorny, or sharp objects. The uneven areas can be filled with soil or grass. In order to facilitate accommodation, dining, and entertainment, the campsite should also be divided into zones, such as tent camping area, fire area, water intake area, dining area, entertainment area, sanitation area, etc.
When arranging the tent camping area, you should pay attention to: all tents should be facing one direction, that is, the tent doors should be opened in one direction and arranged side by side; the tents should be kept at least 1 meter apart, and try not to tie them when it is not necessary. The anti-wind rope of the tent is to prevent people from tripping; if necessary, lime, tar and other irritating substances can be used to draw a circle around the tent outside the tent area to set a cordon to avoid the invasion of insects, snakes and other reptiles.
When arranging several other districts, it should be noted that the water use area should be divided into upper and lower sections on the stream and the river, the upper section is the edible and drinking water area, and the lower section is the domestic water area.
The dining area should be close to the fire area for cooking and dining. This area must be at a certain distance from the tent area, so that the fire star is blown up by the wind to burn the tent. It is best to choose a place for cooking where there are ridges and stone ridges, so as to dig a stove to build a stove. The firewood picked up should be stacked outside the activity area or at the upwind vent.
The activity and entertainment area should be at the downwind vent of the dining area to prevent dust from contaminating tableware and other things, and should be 15-20 meters away from the tent area to reduce the impact on the companions who go to bed early. At the same time, pay attention to cleaning up the place. , Meet the things in order to avoid accidents.
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