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Types of camping

December 15, 2016 / no comments, on Camping

Adventure camping

Adventure camping is for the more extreme campers out there. Usually adventure camping has two aspects, day and night. During the day, you are traveling. Sometimes it’s just hiking into new areas or exploring, sometimes you’re racing others on a mountain bike or what have you. During the night you make camp and rest. The idea here, though, is that you are camping in a minimalist way. You can’t really afford to carry a lot of bulky, extra supplies and still expect to race in an efficient fashion (and even if you could, the idea is that you are pushing yourself to the extreme, without excess supplies).

Dry camping

Dry camping means different things to many people. The common definition I hear from people is camping in a location where electric/water/sewer connections are not available at each site. This definition is very broad and includes everything from camping at a commercial campground with centralized facilities to driving out into the woods and pulling off into the trees. If you have a fully self-contained RV, then you can probably dry camp for 2 – 3 days with no changes at all. But if you want to enjoy this for extended periods you’ll need to prepare. We dry camp a lot (over 50% of the time) and we can help you learn how.

Backpacking

Backpack: There’s internal and external frame designs out there. Because they’re lighter and smaller, internal frame designs are going to work best for most people. You want a frame because it helps move the load off your shoulders and onto your hips, where its more easily carried. Proper backpacking backpacks will also incorporate comfortable, padded hip straps, will keep your back ventilated and will make room for all your stuff. The Kelty Redwing 50 is a universally liked pack that you can get for under $100. Whatever you buy or borrow, make sure it’s sized and adjusted properly for your torso.

Canoe Camping

Canoe camping (also known as canoe touringexpedition canoeing, or canoe tripping) is a combination of canoeing, long-distance travel, and camping. Like backpacking, canoe campers carry enough with them to travel and camp for several days, but do so via canoes or kayaks. Canoe camping is primarily practiced in North America.

Bicycle Camping

Bicyclist choose bicycle camping for many reasons. For me, traveling on a bicycle is an adventure and sometimes quite unpredictable. So, the ability to camp between hotel or hostel stays allows me to go where I want and when I want. I am not tied to a certain mileage or destination to reach the next available room.

Car, Off-Road, and RV

Camping is about getting away from it all, and it helps to have the right vehicle for your camping needs to make sure that your experience with the great outdoors goes as smoothly as possible. Whether you plan on setting up a tent, towing a trailer, or simply sleeping in your automobile, there are a wide variety of different cars for camping that cover a range of rugged — and not so rugged — possibilities. Some are obvious, while others are a surprise given their more urban roots.

Glamping

Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It’s called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.

Reenactment camping
Reenactment camping employs the methods and equipment appropriate to a specific historic era for personal enjoyment and other purposes such as instruction and entertainment. Historical reenactors seek to replicate the conditions and technologies of such periods as the Wild WestAmerican Civil War, and Medieval times.

Social camping

Many campers enjoy socializing with small groups of fellow campers. Social camping can also build more of a bond between members of the same family and between different families. It is common for many campers to organize this type of activities with their friends or neighbors. Social camping goes beyond uniting families and it may also give the opportunity for lonely campers to enjoy this type of activity with individuals who share their enthusiasm in this matter.

Survivalist camping

People who study or practice how to survive being lost in the wilderness are often referred to as outdoor survivalists. These people learn and perform such skills as campfire making, building shelter, finding food and locating clean potable water.

Urban camping

Setting up camp in an urban location, be it a rooftop, a derelict building, a doorway or other urban space. The same type of bedding is used as camping in a tent – a sleeping bag, a rollmat etc, except that the intention is to use our existing urban environment as a location within which to sleep.

Winter camping

Descriptions of winter camping depend on geographic location, opportunities to go camping and desire to impress your friends and relatives.  There are groups from northern Canada to the Ozarks that claim winter camping experience, although I am sure their conditions and experiences are greatly different.

Work camping

Workamping, a portmanteau, blending “work” and “camping,” is a form of tent or RV (primarily) camping involving singles, couples or families who work part-time or full-time. The people who are Workamping can be called Workampers. The term “Workamper” was coined by and is a registered trademark of Workamper News.