Camping guide: tips and what to bring


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Cottage in the playa_Rutopia

Sometimes disconnecting from the lifestyle we are used to and escaping for new experiences, surrounded by nature and living with different species, is a good idea, and camping can be an excellent option to clear and relax.

Going camping is being in direct contact with nature, ready to have new adventures; Walking unexplored paths and paths, where you will appreciate different climates and landscapes, you will enjoy the singing of birds and contemplate the different flowers, plants and trees that are around. Have you convinced yourself to camp for the first time? Very nice! You’re not going to regret it.

But, before packing and taking the car, follow these tips for camping for the first time.

Turquoise waterfall in Tzimol_Lugares to visit in Chiapas_Rutopia


  1. Beware of animals!

Before camping, we recommend that you look for information about the species in the area and take your precautions, such as always carrying repellent to prevent mosquitoes and other species from biting you during your stay, as well as creams or ointments to relieve itching.

  1. Pick the right place

When installing your camp, look for a place where you are safe, that is, it is a flat space and avoid placing your tent on clay or uneven terrain where there may even be large stones and branches that make up your stay.

  1. Avoid moisture

It is important that you check the humidity in the area, as in rainy seasons it can increase and harm your camping for the first time, as it could sneak some water into your store if it has some damage; Also remember to avoid sleeping directly on wet soil, as it could lower your defenses and make you sick.

Camp at the Tacana_chiapas_Rutopia


  1. Bring the necessary camping material

To set up your camp, the basics are to run a tent and attachments such as camping chairs, a small table and a canvas that is placed at the top of the camp to protect you from rain, snow or some branches.

  1. Remember the delivery team

During your tour, we recommend bringing with you a lamp to illuminate the environment and carry at hand a flashlight to be aware of what is happening around the store.

  1. Pack the right clothes

Try to wear the right clothes throughout your journey: during the day and on the tours, choose light and comfortable garments that allow you to be cool; During the night, we recommend bringing an overwhelming jacket and thermal clothing that keeps you warm. Layered outfits will be your best allies because knowing the order of your clothes, you can take it off or wear it as you need.

  1. Don’t forget the campfire

If during your camping experience for the first time, you plan to organize a campfire, remember to bring the necessary materials such as a fan, lighter and tinder; avoids doing it in very dry areas where there is a lot of wind, as this facilitates the spread of fires; choose a clear area and the freest or farthest away from trees and/or vegetation to avoid disasters.

Water or sand will also be crucial to turn it off!

  1. Plan your food and water rations

If you’re wondering what takeaway to camp? The first rule is not to go fair or limited; it will always be better to pack a little more in case you need it, want to share or decide to stay a few extra days. If you plan to cook in camp, don’t forget pots, buckets, plates and glasses. Chocolate and peanut butter will be your best options for when you want to raise your energy.


  1. Pick up all your trash

When camping it is inevitable to generate some garbage so it is organic garbage, we recommend throwing it away from the camp to avoid attracting animals and insects and in the case of inorganic garbage, the best option is to store it along the way and throw it away at the end of your trip.

  1. Protect and care for the environment

When you leave, avoid leaving any kind of trace or garbage residue, the whole idea of going camping for the first time, is about leaving the place as you found it and even better. Remember that the environment, flora and fauna of the place are your hosts and it is your obligation to respect them.

Traveler taking picture from his tent in El Triunfo_Rutopia


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Now that you know these tips, you have the tools to be camping for the first time and make it a better experience. Remember to spend some time connecting with nature, lessen your stress and get the best of memories.

Try Rutopia for a great time!

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