Nothing can stop the excitement and anticipation of camping more than a dark rainy day. If the sky is gloomy and humid, even the most adventurous camper will lose some enthusiasm on the way to camping. After arriving at the destination, campers must ‘settle down’ in the downpour. This includes keeping the inside of the tent dry and dust-free, placing sleeping bags in a dry place, and protecting food from rain. If the sleeping bag is wet, cold becomes the main factor. Sleeping bags usually provide warmth during camping trips; wet sleeping bags do nothing. The combination of wind and rain can cause cold temperatures and delay outdoor activities. Even inside the tent, there may be problems due to high winds. Many tents were blown down by the wind, and in the downpour, they began a frustrating ‘camping’ mission. It is recommended to check the weather forecast before camping; however, nature is often unpredictable and there is no guarantee that bad weather will be avoided.
Another problem that you may face during a camping trip is the passage of wild animals, which can be a bit annoying or dangerous. Minor annoyances include mosquitoes and ants. Mosquito swarms can drive angry campers indoors. If you don’t use effective bug repellants, campers can stay up all night scratching the itch, which will only intensify the itch. Ants don’t usually attack campers, but keeping them away from food can cause major inconvenience. Be very careful not to leave food before or after meals. If food is stored in a store, the store should not be left open. In addition to collective food, tent ants can also crawl into sleeping bags and clothing. Although these insects can cause minor annoyances, some contact with wild animals is potentially dangerous. There are many poisonous snakes in the United States, such as water moccasins and rattlesnakes. When walking through the woods, campers need to be careful where they step on it. Also, the tent should not be left open. To avoid light or rain, snakes can enter the tent. The encounter between an unsuspecting camper and a surprised snake can be fatal. Racing can range from unpleasant to dangerous, but campers should be aware that they are sometimes unavoidable.
Perhaps the least serious camping problem is equipment failure; these problems often affect families camping for the first time. They arrived at the camp at night and pitched a tent for nine people at will. Then they settled down and rested peacefully all night. At some point in the night, the family woke up from a serious car accident. The tent fell. Sleepy, they woke up and continued pitching tents in the rain. In the morning, all but two people left the store. The zipper on his sleeping bag got stuck. Finally, after fifteen minutes of fierce fighting, they finally broke free, but found another problem. Each family member’s sleeping bags touched the sides of the tent. The tent is only waterproof when the sides are not touching. The sleeping bag and clothes were soaked. Completely disappointed with the ‘holiday’, the frustrated family immediately packed up and went home. Equipment failures may not seem serious, but after campers encounter inclement weather and annoying pests or wildlife, these failures may end any remaining hope for a peaceful vacation.
These three types of camping problems can affect campers almost anywhere. Until an outstanding scientist invents a weather machine to control bad weather or some kind of wildlife repellent, unfortunate campers will continue to clenched their fists in frustration. Most likely, the device continues to malfunction. However, camping is still the favorite pastime of people all over the United States. If you want to make camping your own happy experience, learn to laugh at leaking tents, bad weather and insects, otherwise you will feel depressed and unhappy.