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Solo Camping Tips for Women

The camping ultimate guide for women. Find out everything you need to know!
William Brown Nov 12, 2019

Prelude

When you think of camping, you usually think of chopping wood, lumberjacks, making food on an open fire and mosquitoes. But, solo camping is a new trend which is a few years old and it is becoming even more popular, especially under women!

The outdoors will do wonders for the soul and having the right tools and tricks will just enhance your experience.
There are so many benefits for camping alone and going solo. You connect with yourself and with nature. Camping in a group means you are bound to other people. When you’re going solo, you can go at your own pace. Don’t want to hike? No problem!

You can decide what you want to do and when.Camping solo will also boost your confidence.

Essential Tips You Need For Your Camping Trip

Before you even start your trip, get the location right! You want to be outside relaxing, but you also want to feel safe and comfortable being alone or in a group of friends.

You want to be close enough to a town for amenities or when disaster strikes so keep that in mind. A good quality tactical flashlight will come in handy.

Essentials & First Aid Kits

When you’re camping, you are roughing it. There are no toilets or toilet paper – unless you take some of course!  Feminine urine devices can help women use the bathroom in the woods without needing to squat. It’s a strange little tool but believe me, it is worth it!


Always remember a first-Aid kit. Cuts and bruises happen really quickly outside

Pop Up Tents

People also forget that camping canopies are also a nifty thing to have too. If you’re going alone, you don’t need to worry about setting up a tent too. There are a lot of pop up tents as available for you to try out when camping. Remember, you want to make it as enjoyable possible.

Solo Camping for Women: Should You Do It?

Many people would say that it can be very dangerous for women to go at it alone. But definitely not! All you need is a bit more planning than your usual camping trip.

Rather Be Over-Prepared Than Under Prepared

This is obvious but rather be over prepared for any scenario than under prepared. Think of everything!  Print out multiple copies of maps, if you’re hiking, plan the trail accordingly.

Read up on where you are camping; take the instruction manuals with you for your tent heater etc. Always prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

Don't Go Completely Off The Grid

Going solo doesn’t mean that you should go completely off the grid and MIA. It is important to tell someone, a friend or family member, where you are going. Give them your itinerary so they know exactly where you are and when. It would not only give them peace of mind, but for you too.

Daylight Is Your Friend

Try not to arrive at any campsite at night. It is the worst thing to get to your campsite in the dark.

You would want to get there at least 2 hours before sunset in order to properly set up camp and to make a fire to cook dinner.

Unwind

Once you have set up camp, it’s time to relax. Remember to take a book or audio book with you if you don’t like complete silence. Use the time to relax and unwind.

Become one with nature and get to know yourself.  Yoga in nature is a great way to relax and to get exercise.

Try New Things - Within Reason

If you are a newbie at solo camping or just camping in general; try not to overestimate yourself. Be reasonable, if you have never hiked and you want to attempt a 10 mile hike – reconsider!

Try and stick to your capabilities and remember to try new things and have fun!

Make Friends

If you are going to camp solo and you still want to have some kind of human interaction, don’t be afraid to go out and make new friends with other campers you are already sharing some things in common and you might find your next hiking buddy.

But, you should always be aware of your surroundings when you are alone and if you don’t feel comfortable.

Final Word

While the idea of Solo Camping might sound daunting, it can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. You will get to know yourself and realise you are much more capable of things than you thought. These tips will help you conquer the outdoors, and remember to enjoy it!