On this page, we have gathered information that can be useful if you are going out into nature. It does not have to be difficult to go out, and often you do not need so many things to be able to enjoy nature. Here you will find information on how to dress, how to choose a tent site and how to cook in nature.
Dressing to be out in nature is not difficult.
Generally, you should think about dressing layer by layer, so you can easily take off or put on clothes if it gets too hot or cold. If it's a hot summer day, you do not need a lot of clothes, but shorts and a t-shirt work well. However, remember to lubricate yourself with sunscreen.
A full day in the sun can be tough on the skin, and sometimes it can be good to wear long pants / long-sleeved shirt just to protect yourself from the sun. Also use a cap to protect your head. Keep in mind that it gets cold quickly if the sun goes down.
If it is cold outside, start with wool closest to the body. Wool transports moisture away from the body and keeps you warm even if you get a little damp. Then dress with one or two more layers and finally a wind / waterproof jacket. It is also good to bring a down or synthetic jacket to insure when sitting still.
Remember to always bring a change of dry clothes in case something should happen and you get wet. Rainwear takes up little space and is also good to always have with you.
Choosing the perfect tent-site is an art. You often discover after you pitch your tent that there was a better place a short distance away. Start looking for a tent site in time, while it is bright. It is harder to find a place if you are stressed and the sun is starting to set.
Start by finding out if you can camp on the site. Sometimes there are nature reserves or bird sanctuaries or other things that make it forbidden. Also read about the right of public access so you do not violate this. A good tent site is a flat surface on either a cliff or in grass.
Before setting up the tent, you should always see where it is blowing from, and also look at a weather forecast so you can find a tent site with shelter. You often want evening sun where you pitch your tent, partly because it is nice in the evening, but also to avoid getting morning sun on the tent fabric, which often makes it very hot inside the tent.
Once you have chosen your tent site, set up the tent and anchor it well so you do not have to think about whether it remains or not.
Cooking in nature is also not difficult.
If you want to be out only during the day, you can bring ready-made food with you. This can be a pasta salad, sandwiches, sushi, or anything else that should not be eaten hot. You can also bring hot food in a food thermos.
If you want to cook, you must either make a fire or bring a storm kitchen (available as a liquor kitchen, gas kitchen and petrol kitchen). You can cook most things in a liquor kitchen, but you can prepare some at home beforehand. It is good to bring just about everything, and also not to have everything in your packaging as there is often a lot of rubbish to take care of.
You can cook fresh food, or dry the food in the oven at home in advance. There are many websites with tips on dishes to cook in nature and how to dry food if you want to do it. Do not forget to pack with detergent and dishwashing liquid.
A little svinto can also be good to have with you.
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