Being Prepared for Mountain Camping

Camping is great fun, but for many, mountain camping is even more enjoyable. This kind of camping also creates the need for a little more planning. This is to ensure that you are going to take everything that you need so that your great adventure doesn’t turn into a disaster.

Be Prepared for Temperature Changes

One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of mountain campers make, is not being prepared for the cooler weather that is so common in the mountains. If you are going in the summer, you will still need heavier clothing, especially at night time.

The Right Backpack

You will most likely want to pack light because you will be moving from one camping spot to another, and dragging a lot of gear and clothing with you can be tiresome. At the same time, you want to make sure that you have enough of everything. Choosing the right backpack will be really important for this. Also, a backpack not only has to be adequate in size, it has to be compact enough so you can easily carry it. And it also needs to be comfortable. You may not realize it, but you need to have the perfect fit.

Prepare Your Clothing List

Don’t just grab a bit of this and a bit of that, when it comes to what clothing you are going to be taking. Not only do you want the right amount, you want the right type. Choose pants that are quick drying, and the same for your under garments. Wool socks are the best choice. For your base layers, go with short sleeves, and for an outer layer, a down filled pull over or fleece jacket is ideal, and don’t forget a rain jacket! Along with all of this you also need good footwear and accessories.