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- You have much more room in your tent when you only have to share it with yourself.
- You have all the time you need to finish whatever book you're reading during your free time, not having to worry about interfering with someone else's quiet time.
- There is much less pressure on camping trips when going alone because if something goes wrong there is no one person at fault or that can be blamed for a bad situation, just bad luck.
- When going solo camping you won't have people waiting around for a bathroom break, getting cold and impatient while trying to re-group - just go whenever nature calls.
- When going out on a solo hiking adventure you can set your own pace and stop whenever and where ever you feel like it, putting in as many or as little miles as you want to.
- You can go at your own speed when going out on a solo camping trip, whether you like to hike for three days straight without stopping or if you'd rather take one break an hour and make sure not to camp more than two hours from the closest public area - the choice is yours and yours alone. >
- Going out into nature by yourself gives you time to think and reflect in ways that simply cannot be done when in the company of others.
- When going camping alone there is no need to compromise on where you decide to camp because someone else wants to do something different; choose the location or plan that most interests you and go with that.
- Having complete control over what you do and where you go draws a lot of similarities to being on a "mini-vacation," only while getting an insane amount of exercise thrown into the process which makes it even better.
What should I do if it rains?
Also remember that even though it may seem daunting at first, sometimes things go wrong.
Having the ability to go camping alone is a great way to take in some time for yourself and enjoy it completely; however, there are always things that need to be considered when embarking on any journey like this.
Always make sure you have an appropriate tent for where you will be staying; make sure it has enough room inside for your equipment and provide protection from the elements (wind, rain, sun) while also thinking about weight when backpacking.
Camping in the rain is not very enjoyable, so make sure you pack appropriate clothing.
Also remember that even though it may seem daunting at first, sometimes things go wrong. So make sure you bring an extra day or two of food on top of what your estimated time is (and remember to check the weather), and also consider bringing a more thorough first aid kit than you would think if something does happen.
Camping alone can be great fun however it is important to always be prepared for any situation that might come up.
Do these things if it rains:
If you can't find a place to set up your tent and it's raining, make sure you use the rainfly on your tent. The rainfly is like an umbrella for your tent and will protect it from rain.
Set up 2 poles inside the bottom of the rainfly to make it even more waterproof; that way if there are any holes in the fly or frame of your tent, water will drip into the poles instead of onto your sleeping bag.Two other things to keep in mind:
Make sure whichever side you're sleeping on looks away from rainfall; if you only pack one tarp/tent and space them so they both cover half, place the tarp/tent on the side of where you're sleeping on (if you place it in front, all the rain will drip onto your face when you wake up).
If there's nothing to block wind, try tying cords around your tent and burying them into the ground; that way they act like stakes.
Camping alone means having more space than usual inside of your tent! Usually, people squeeze their belongings together so not too much heat escapes their bag. Since you've got some room to spare, put items between your bag and other things so heat won't escape as easily.
The most important thing to remember when going camping is the importance of safety: ensure that your trip takes place somewhere close to a public area so that if something goes wrong, you can at least get help from someone who's close by. Also, always let people know where you're going and for how long so they don't worry about where you are in case something does happen.