Ever since the world started observing a lockdown throughout territories to curb the spread of COVID-19, lives of many seem to have reached a stagnant phase. Now that new rules and regulations are being imposed to keep communities safe and curb the spread of COVID-19 every day, camping and going outdoors are going to get a new face, at least for the next couple of months. And what is a better companion for outdoors than a canvas tent from White Duck Outdoors.
If you are lucky enough to live in a place where going outdoors or camping is still allowed, it’s important that you implement all principles of social distancing when camping, for no matter where you are the whole point of social distancing doesn’t just lie in keeping you safe, but the safety of those around you as well. Here are a few tips to enjoy camping during Coronavirus social distancing…
- Do your research
In a situation where most states and countries have set up lockdown rules in reference with contamination in that zone, it is important that you check on travel restrictions in and around your area- whether you are allowed to leave your town or city or even zone. Also remember that these restrictions tend to change almost on a daily basis. So even if you are short of a proper camping gear and plan to order it online, you might want to make sure if the Delivery service is available in your area.
- Gather your resources
Say you are through your research and plan to step out in the wild for the weekend, there are a few things you need to assure before you leave for your destination. Check if your fuel tank is full, which medicines are you supposed to carry along, sanitising rather disinfecting solutions are a must in these times, campsites don’t always have water resources nearby so carry a back-up water source to wash your hands at regular intervals. And don’t forget to carry a Thermometer so you can monitor your temperature regularly.
- Set rules for Hiking
If you are going camping with friends, make sure you have a tent which is spacious and allows enough room for all of you. If you are more than three, we suggest you use more than one tent, no matter how big it is. White Duck Outdoors offers a wide range of canvas Wall and Bell tents in different sizes. Small towns near mountains do not necessarily have the required medical infrastructure to support a sudden outbreak. So assure that you maintain distance from the locals as many carriers of the Coronavirus do not show any symptoms for 14 days or more.
- Lock your campsite
Once you know where you are going to set up your tent, stay there instead of roaming around. Sanitize anything that may have been used before your arrival, and don’t forget to disinfect your hands regularly.We would also suggest you self-quarantine yourself when you get back home, as you’d have a travel history on your list.
- Backyard camping be the best
All said and done, if you just want to spend some time outdoors no matter how long and don’t wish to risk traveling there’s nothing that can beat the advantages of backyard camping in times like these. Yes, traveling to a new location and camping in your own backyard are not the same, but to assure safety of your loved ones, just make it a point to enjoy coffee in a backyard tent set upwith your favourite book, or just play a few camp-friendly family games with the children.
The whole point of camping comes back to breathing fresh air and taking a break from your routine. It’s tempting to go outdoors while the whole lot of family and friends are home, but staying safe is of utmost importance, not only for you, but also for those who live with you.Camp while maintaining social distance.