When you’ve lived in the city your whole life, the great outdoors can look very appealing. You might want to start daydreaming about sleeping under the blanket of stars, or just sitting by the campfire, eating s’mores with not a care in the world.
If you’re revved up to spend a couple of days and nights in one of the campsites nearby, a camping store may offer some useful guidelines to help you survive and enjoy being away from civilization for just a little while.
Bring the Appropriate Campsite Gear
Aside from ensuring you have enough food rations to last until the end of your trip, you should also check if you have the right camping gear. If you don’t have any gear yet, it will be easy to ask the camping store which one you’ll need to buy. Just tell them if you’re planning to do your camping near a forest or a beach, since you’ll need to buy some special stakes for beach camping to properly pitch your tent. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uz9Gbq
Going on a camping trip can be fun for the family. It’s a chance for the entire bunch to spend some quality time together, away from the ‘distractions’ of modern living. It’s also a great way to discover and immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature for brief period of time. And believe it or not, this whole experience also brings about a number of health benefits for everyone.
For starters, being able to soak up the sun in the outdoors means you will get more vitamin D. And as you may know, this particular vitamin is responsible for keeping the bones in your body strong and healthy. Not to mention, vitamin D also plays a critical role in supporting both your cardiovascular health and lung function. Moreover, this vitamin also helps fight off multiple types of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and even cancer. If you think about it, getting a generous dose of vitamin D is a good reason alone to spend a few days outdoors whenever you get the chance. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sw1ecM
Many experts in different fields of research, from environmental psychology to environmental advocacy, all agree that the more time kids spend outdoors, the more beneficial it is for their physical and mental development.
According to a feature article from the American Psychological Association (APA), an increasing amount of evidence supports the claim that kids who spend more time in nature grow up to be more physically and psychologically well-rounded than their peers who spend more time indoors.
They’re found to be more fit, adventurous, creative, curious, and supportive of environmental stewardship. They also exhibit low stress levels and increased levels of concentration.
So, why is it–even with all these comprehensive studies–don’t more parents take their kids camping? Simple. Camping requires effort. And, camping with kids? Even more effort. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oLcQCw