June is National Great Outdoors Month. It is a perfect time to go camping, fishing, backpacking, or just for a picnic either at a park or your own backyard.
Thorough planning for treks in the wilderness is required to assure that you have the proper food and gear that you will need to keep you safe and well nourished.
Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to help with the planning process. Most people who are outdoor enthusiasts are willing to share what they have learned.
A helpful backpacking and hiking resource
David Rose, of Utah, who says he has been backpacking for more than a decade, has assembled a wealth of information on his website under the title: “Backpacking and hiking guide.”
When discussing gear and items to take, Rose covers these topics: keeping it simple; ultralight backpacking; making the right choices for your backpack, tent and sleeping bag; backpacking stoves, and water filter/purifiers. He also provides an important checklist so that you take everything that you need.
When discussing food, he lists thirty specific items that he likes to take along for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus he gives additional ideas for liquids.
Rose includes five recipes in the section on recipes, and he makes book recommendations for additional recipe and food preparation ideas:
Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’ : Lightweight, Trail-Tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips
Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling
How to keep “critters” at bay
Donald Rothra, from Arizona, shares some helpful tips that he has learned from his many years of tenting and camping experience regarding food and critters, and how to keep them apart!
Tent Camping Food Storage
Rothra says that camp food invites unwelcome critters, and that storing food in a tent-type campsite takes some preparation before you leave home. Some animals can pick up the scent of open food from nearly a mile away. Rothra provides tips for keeping your food fresh and out of the reach of animals.
Some other helpful tips from Donald Rothra
How to Coat a Camper Trailer Roof
How to Patch an Aluminum Boat
Killer Bees Can Kill
How to Choose a Safe Wilderness Campsite
Fishing – What to Use for Bait
RV Dump Station – Build Your Own
Deer Hunting in Arizona
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