Camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the Joshua Tree National Park. However, if this is your first time on the park, it would help to refer to this outdoor adventure guide, just to make sure you make the most of the experience. Here are some things that will give you a kickstart:
Hire an Outdoor Adventure Guide if You Plan on Rock Climbing
If you have plans of testing yourself against Jtree’s infamous routes, it is best to play it safe and just hire an outdoor adventure guide. Uprising Adventure Guides can pair you with one of our expert climbing instructors, who will not only show you the ropes but will actually be fun to hang out with.
Make the Experience Authentic
If you want to enjoy the full outdoors experience, you shouldn’t cheat. You can bring a lot of gadgets and devices that can make the camping experience less stressful or more convenient, but that would be avoiding the true joy of roughing it out. You should learn to make your own food, create your own fire, and whatever you do – don’t bring portable entertainment devices. A smartphone is needed for emergency purposes, but don’t use it to browse the internet or play games while you’re camping. This brings us to our next tip…
Protect Your Phone
A smartphone is very useful in a camping trip, because it can be used as a camera, a compass, a GPS, and even a way to contact authorities during emergencies. It can even be considered as a virtual outdoor adventure guide. So you need to take appropriate steps to protect the phone while outdoors, because there are a lot of things that could damage it during camping. There are three things you should ensure when taking your phone camping:
- It must be waterproof
- It needs to be protected from screen cracking
- It should be protected from extreme temperature changes
There are high end phones that are sturdy enough to provide protection for all of the above. If you don’t have one of these phones, a good protective case will do. At the most, you can use a plastic bag to keep it waterproof.
Don’t Forget to Bring a First Aid Kit
Don’t ever camp without bringing a first aid kit. You should always strive to avoid the need for it, but you should still bring one along because you never know what could happen. You should bring any medication you need, as well as over the counter pain relievers. You should also have plenty of bandages, gauze, rubbing alcohol, tweezers, scissors, and anything else you need to clean and dress wounds or remove splinters. Aspirin and paracetamol will also help.
Learn the Basics from an Outdoor Adventure Guide
The Joshua Tree National Park is a generally safe place, all things considered. But you should still come prepared. You can learn the basics from a good guide, and having someone experienced coming along is never a bad thing. Contact Uprising Adventure Guides and we’ll pair you up with one of our expert guides.