How To Set Up A Camping

Author : AlexB
Publish Date : 2021-06-10 08:10:54

How To Set Up A Camping

The most important piece of equipment for camping is a great and high quality camping tent, which is not much different from a real home. You can enter it without bending your head, it has a separate bedroom, and sometimes more than one. Many camping tents have a large corridor or hallway that can accommodate a dining room or kitchen. You can see a lot of them at Oregon coast camping.

It is not good if your resting place could be seen from the road; the entrance should be convenient, so that it does not turn limp in case of heavy rain. If there are several tents, put them in a circle, with entrances facing each other, leave a place for setting up a tent, which will serve as a place for eating. Use self-inflating mats in tents with a thickness of five to ten centimeters - this is excellent thermal insulation from the ground and maximum comfort. It is recommended to sleep in sleeping bags or blankets, they are very comfortable and practical for this type of rest. So, now you need to start arranging the dining room-kitchen. What is a kitchen without a table? The compact fold-out table will allow you to cook, cut and eat as comfortably as possible without the fear of sand or debris. It is better to sit on folding chairs or armchairs, which are very comfortable and compact for transportation.

If suddenly you are caught by the rain, and you really want to eat or drink hot tea, you cannot live without a gas burner. There are several types of burners: liquid fuel, gas or multi-fuel. But still, you should opt for a gas burner with a remote hose and piezo ignition. Use only branded gas cans and do not recharge used cans.

Light up your camping tent and table with lanterns, luckily the choice is huge. You can use gas lanterns that work from the same cans as the burner, and also give out a power of 40-120 watts. This kind of lighting will allow you to prolong the fun and feast for the whole night. Never use a gas lantern to illuminate an enclosed space in a tent, otherwise you can get burned, an LED camping lantern is best suited for illumination.

Have a fire at least seven meters away from tents and nearby trees. Dig a hole for the future fireplace by removing the sod. Place a sink with water near the tents. Place the "washbasin" not far from the tents, but not at the entrance to your "house" either.

To store food, dig a kind of cellar and pour a bucket of river water, the water will be absorbed and the basement will be cooler. Line the bottom with oilcloth, arrange food and cover with boards. It is better to dig it inside, in the corner of the tent - it will protect you from the sun, and children will not get into it. It is also good to cover the cellar with boards and a piece of polystyrene, and before placing food in it, pour in a bucket of water from a river or lake. When the water is absorbed, the basement will be colder. You can also lay it out with oilcloth so that the food does not get dirty in the sand. On the upwind side, arrange some kind of wind barrier. 


Before setting up your tent, you need to choose the right place for its installation. The rules are simple and dictated by experience and common sense, but for first-time tourists, many of them may come as a surprise.

6 places where you can't put up a tent:

  • On land that is privately owned or is a specially protected area of ​​a nature reserve, a nature reserve, a nature park and similar objects.

  • On the shore of an unknown reservoir, mosquitoes will seize the lake, and the river may overflow its banks during the rain.

  • On a plot of bare, smooth earth in the middle of a clearing - in the rain, a mud puddle forms in this place.

  • Under the spreading trees - a tent will not save you from falling large branches in a thunderstorm, not to mention lightning.

  • In a lowland or a hole - yes, it protects from the wind, but when it rains, all the water will collect there.

  • Near an anthill or obvious animal path.

5 tips for choosing a site:

  1. Choose a large clearing or forest edge without old, sprawling trees.

  2. If you have a large hill at your disposal, pitch your tent on the western slope.

  3. The area for setting up the tent must be level, without stones and knots.

  4. In the heat, they choose a place in the shade, in the cool - in the sun.

  5. A dry hillock is an ideal place.

7 life hacks:

  1. Buy an additional bottom made of reinforced polyethylene for the tent - you will lay it out before starting installation, and lay all the elements of the disassembled tent on it.

  2. If you have laid out an additional bottom - lie on it and roll from side to side, because you sleep here.

  3. Buy a self-inflating mat for your tent.

  4. Never put your tent closer than 3 meters to the fire - it is made of synthetic materials and burns at a "speed of $ 50 per second".

  5. Do not take a tent without ventilation during the summer, especially if it is a small two-person tent.

  6. Even if the slope is minimal, always pitch your tent so that you can sleep with your head uphill.

  7. If a hurricane is not planned, then do not put storm wires (brightly colored cords on the awning) - everyone always stumbles about them, pulling out the pegs.

How to start the installation

We will assume that you have taken a modern two-layer tent with arches on the hike.

  1. Remove the inner (with a black bottom and mosquito net) and outer (awning) tent from the cover and roll it out on the ground.

  2. Place the inner tent upside down where it will stand.

  3. Collect two arcs and lay them criss-cross over the top of the tent.

  4. Insert the arches into the eyelets at the corners of the tent, lift the tent itself and secure it to the arches with hooks. The intersection of the arcs can be fixed.

  5. Throw an awning on top, straighten it properly, insert it into the pockets of the rack, if provided by the model.

  6. From the inside, fasten the awning to the arches, from the outside, fasten the buckles at the corners.

  7. Stretch the awning well using the standard pegs that come with the tent.

  8. Now zip up all the zippers on the tent, close all the ventilation windows, otherwise you will study entomology all night, and insects will study you.


A holiday in nature with tents is a great way to escape from the bustle of the city and retire with nature and your loved ones. For a good rest, it is better if you have as few different gadgets as possible, besides, the Internet is unlikely to be caught there. However, for communication with the outside world, it is better to leave at least one smartphone as a last resort.

The most important thing in such a vacation is to correctly determine the place and method of sending back and forth. It is better if you will get there by your own car or boat, so as not to depend on anyone. The place should be, as already mentioned, near a fresh water body and it is desirable to have a forest nearby so that you can chop wood for a fire.

It is also very important to properly equip the sleeping place. The tent must be secure and well anchored to the surface, otherwise it could be blown away by a gust of wind. You should also have warm sleeping bags with you, as it can get quite cold at night even on the hottest summer days. Therefore, warm clothes will also be very useful to you. In addition to warm things, they take bathing suits, hats, shoes and necessary clothes with them.

You need to have a supply of food for all members of the campaign, kitchen utensils (pots, cups, cutlery, etc.), as well as an ax to chop wood and make a fire. You also need to take a battery-powered flashlight and a first aid kit with all the necessary medicines, insect bite creams and sunscreens. Personal hygiene items, wet wipes and rugs to sit on are indispensable if there is no outdoor furniture (folding chairs and a table).

First of all, you need to think over a list of things and products for recreation.

Products are calculated based on the number of guests and rest days. Be sure to check the expiration date! It is best to take with you cereals, potatoes, vegetables (cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, onions). Greens are stored for no more than two days.

From meat products, stewed pork, beef, chicken are well stored; dry-cured sausage, mahan, etc., canned fish; dried fish. If you like fishing, grab some flour.

For sweets, fruits are suitable: apples, currants or raspberries grated with sugar, as well as condensed milk, honey, nuts, chocolate melted into jars and much more. You can take dried fruits.

Don't forget tea, coffee, sugar, salt, sunflower oil.

If there is no drinking water near your place of rest, it is better to take it with you in 5-10 liter plastic bottles. On average, 15 liters of water per person per day, taking into account first courses, cereals, etc.

Everyone chooses personal items individually. Use common sense. The most comfortable clothing for outdoor activities is sportswear. Shorts, tracksuit, T-shirts, slippers. Someone wears familiar jeans. It is necessary to take an additional set of dry clothes in case of bad weather, rain protection, hats, and, of course, a swimsuit.

Do not forget toothbrushes, toothpaste, cream + sunblock, and for your loved one a razor and shaving foam.

All this is a list of necessary things, but it can be adjusted depending on the situation and location.

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