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Mountain Camping – Why it is So Different

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Mountain Camping - Why it is So Different

          We hiked for many years in Europe and the Bahamas before coming to the United States. The great thing about mountain camping in the United States is that you can camp just about anywhere. You can find campgrounds in the mountains and near the ocean or you can find spots all over the country. First of all, where are you going to camp? bets are there is already a campground there somewhere close by.

Another thing that you will have to decide on before you start your mountain camping is what food you are going to bring. feeding someone a mountain trail cat will be difficult, no matter what. Although there are mountain people who have mastered the art of feeding the animal, you will still have to make do with what you are given. ล็อตเว็บตรง


Slow and Steady
Out on the trails, campers must be prepared for the weather. There are many different temperatures and weather conditions that can cause a person to go into the kind of condition we call ” hypothermia”. Being prepared for the worst case scenario and taking steps to prevent hypothermia and freezing to a tree is crucial to having a good time and survival.  สล็อตเว็บตรง

Quality Food
It is amazing how many people ill prepared for mountain trails bring home – or worse – from the trip. It’s especially worse when the ill prepared person is married.  สล็อตเว็บตรง

Weather can be unpredictable even on clear thinking days. A beautiful sunny crisp day can become a cold and murky night. Being prepared for these “oshopic” situations can save a life or the end of the trip. Having a good quality food system will be a lifesaver. Careful planning of meals and snacks will assure that the trek is enjoyable and safe.


 Mountain House
A Mountain House is exactly what it sounds like – a home away from home. Our mountain house slept eight people. Eight people is a tight squeeze with all that equipment. We could barely stand to get into the tent. The due diligence of Mountain House occupants made our stay enjoyable and sheltering from the elements made it a comfortable place to be. But our shelter was not without its drawbacks. The hole in the side allowed spring to enter and moisture to seep up through the floor. The simplest solution possible was to cover the hole with a garbage bag to keep out insects. That ended the problem, but created an even bigger problem.  สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์


     In the middle of the night we awoke to find ice having crawled up through the bottom of the Mountain House. My wife was sleeping in the next room of the house across the hall. I slept in the “in”room. We tried our best to ignore the spectacle of hoards of bugs scrubs through the hole in the side of the Mountain House. It wasn’t until the next morning that we realized how our poor sleeping arrangement had created a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes went ignored for the most part until they were plowing their way through the Mountain House. Thankfully we were able to remain as we found and avoided the mosquito feast. But we did see numerous mosquitoes perched on the cedar tree near the opening of the Mountain House. It was during these times that I got out of bed and looked for insects. They were everywhere! Not just mosquitoes, but bees, wasps, and Romans constantly looking for an easy target. The number of different species of these little creatures was astounding. They were tokened at the entrance to the house and went through our belongings looking for a bit of blood. The bites were nothing to do with the mosquito bite. It was like they thought we were part of the stimulus package when we checked in. We were actually quite alarmed because they “knew” that we had made it to the top of the mountain. It seemed that all of our African wildlife had converged on the summit and dropped dead on the way down. It was cheap Serac berries on the bottom of the mountain that gave them energy and the occasional piece of meat for dinner. It is hilarious how fast anger can turn to fear. It takes a while to walk back to the car that you came in through. Sean was already talking about baseball and getting back to the hotel as soon as possible. I offered him a high-five if he would wait a few minutes. He seemed amenable and I went to my car.   สล็อตเเว็บตรงเเตกง่าย