Holidays are indeed incredibly relaxing and enjoyable times. Most would think of sandy beaches and beautiful resorts when thinking of planning a holiday getaway. However, it would be a nice change of pace to do something different. Becoming one with nature, and enjoying the outdoors on a camping trip would be a great way in which to do this.
Most families tend to enjoy camping trips as they are a wonderful way in which families can spend quality time together in a different setting, without being separated by hotel-room walls.
When planning to go on a camping trip, there are certain special items that must be packed to be taken along.
Camping means no air conditioning or mosquito nets. Therefore, clothes must be worn to suit the climate and outdoor environment. The best choice would be loose-fitting cotton clothing, and t-shirts and shorts would be your best bet for general daily wear. The idea is that clothing should be comfortable and allow movement without restriction. Cotton shorts would be best as they allow for you to climb and walk long distances during hiking Hong Kong without being restrictive and chafing.
Sturdy and flexible shoes should be worn to allow for long walks and to accommodate the uneven surfaces of forest floors. Mangled and twisting tree roots and mounds of dirt and soil are best dealt with in practical sneakers or even rock climbing boots, rather than opting for flip flops or dainty flats.
Camping gear and essentials
You will also need special camping gear. This will include items such as tents, flashlights, helpful headlamps if necessary, a compass, plenty of bottled water, sunscreen, and insect repellant.
Camping gear will be needed to set up the camping site. Necessities such as a lighter will be useful to create a fire in the nighttime. A compass would be essential to figure out your location. This is a worthy investment, as apps on your smartphone that assist in navigation will be useless without an internet connection. You should also carry a portable phone charger to keep your phone working so that you are reachable and help can be reached in emergencies.
Bottled water, sunscreen, and insect repellant can be lifesavers in tough forest conditions. Insect repellant will keep mosquitoes and other insects away from your skin.
It is also best to carry a first-aid kit to deal with any injuries. This should also include items to deal with serious injuries, such as a broken ankle, which are likely injuries during hikes.