How to enjoy camping alone so you can get to know yourself better.
So you love nature, birds singing, wildlife, and camping, and would like to enjoy all of it by yourself. Camping alone as a woman might sound scary, but it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy camping alone in the great outdoors. If you consider the following tips on how to enjoy camping alone, you’ll have a better time.
How to Enjoy Camping Alone
First off, you’re asking yourself, is it safe to camp alone? Before we can enjoy camping alone, we must ensure it’s safe. It’s best to research the area you want to set up camp. By all means, choose a safe place with good ratings. Assuming you already have the essential camping gear, you’re one step ahead regarding safety. Once there (get there in the daytime), scour the area before pitching your tent and getting acquainted with the area. Read on to see just how to enjoy camping alone.
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Explore the Wildlife Camping Along
Just because you do not have any human companions does not mean you cannot explore life all around you. You can go on a bird-watching hike and see firsthand the feathered flying creatures that inhabit the earth. You can look for specific animals or see what might be out there. Bring your camera if you enjoy taking photos.
Relax and Listen to the Sounds of Nature
It can be nice to listen to the sounds of nature with no one else talking or making noises. You can just lay down and hear the sounds of the animals, the waterways, and the rustling of the wind through the trees and foliage. When someone else is around, it might be challenging to hear these sounds that might seem silent most of the time.
Bring Your Solitary Entertainment
A lot of people love to read. Camping alone might be a great time to sit down with a great book without interruption. Pick a canopy of trees and enjoy it. Others like to meditate during solo camping or play cards. If you are a writer, you might want to write. Think about what you enjoy.
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Use Alone Time For Soul-Searching
Some people enjoy the time alone to think about their lives. They may feel like they need to get away from it all. Camping alone is an excellent way to do so. Do you ever gaze up into the stars and try to find the brightest star you’ve ever seen? Do this – you might learn a lot about yourself.
Enjoy Delicious Food While Camping By Yourself
Just because it is just you camping does not mean you cannot make and enjoy some great food. Since you do not have to worry about anyone else, you can make the food you like. You can cook it over the campfire or on a grill. Here’s the perfect campfire dinner for just one – Veggie Skewer Camping Recipe.
Enjoy the Slow Time
Camping alone as a woman, there is no one to wake you up in the morning except the animals and the sun’s light. You can sleep and enjoy time without worrying about obligations or making someone happy. This could be something you’ll want to do again.
Hiking can be a great way to get some physical activity while enjoying camping alone. Research the paths before you go.
Consider the above activities when planning your camping trip.
I would think I would be so scared to go camping alone but it would be so serene. I think I may attempt it.
Maybe you could start by pitching your own tent next to your family’s tent. I don’t know, maybe that’s not a good thing.
Ooooh, I struggle with going camping at all, but I suppose I can work up the nerve to do it on my own.
I hear ya. Being outdoors in the wilderness alone is not for everyone…even with someone, but others LOVE it!!
Lecy | A Simpler Grace says
I’ve never been camping alone because it’s too dangerous on my local trails, but these are great tips!
Nadalie Bardo says
Thanks for reminding me that I need to get hiking boots. I’ve never thought about camping alone, I 100% do not feel like I know enough to do it alone.
Well, this article will help you feel comfortable should you ever want to. Thanks for stopping by.
I don’t know if I’d go camping on my own, I get way too paranoid but it sounds amazing and it’s definitely a good experience
It does sound scary at first, but I’m ready. Camping all by yourself is certainly not for everyone though. I understand that. Thanks for stopping by.