5 things to remember for a night in nature!
Being outside and sleeping surrounded by nature is an adventurous but also peaceful experience that will make you more creative. Here are 5 tips for a comfortable and cozy night in nature.
By: Elisa Røtterud
Open your eyes and look out of your tent. What do you see?
It is 06.00 in the morning, and you’re about to make yourself a cup of coffee. What a luxury! Maybe you are preparing for today’s first Zoom meeting. Why don’t you attend the meeting from the tent, before traveling home to continue working? A micro-adventure in daily life would significantly boost your self-esteem. This is the true feeling of freedom! The best thing is that you do not have to travel far to experience the joy of doing something new. Take a night out on the balcony! When was the last time you did something for the first time? Turn your everyday life into an adventure!
According to Florence Williams – the author of the award-winning book “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”, we would become more creative and harmonious by being and sleeping outside.
This year, as last year, holidays will be filled with tents, hammocks, and possibly a cabin for many of us.
So, what to take with you for an overnight trip?
Here are 5 tips for a comfortable and cozy night in nature!
1. Less is more. Remember, you have to carry everything
As for toiletries, you will not need much but just a few grams. Remember to find a small and neat sunscreen tube, a travel-sized toothpaste. Don’t forget to wrap either your toothbrush or the spatula with some duct tape. Should you get a tear on your jacket or tent, it is needed to repair it. It is much more important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and bring first aid equipment such as plasters and bandages, than make-up and unnecessary heavy objects.
Antibac and a washcloth or wet wipes – and you’ll be well covered!
2. Leave no trace. Always bring a garbage bag and matches
Bring a small garden shovel and dig a neat pit for the toilet. Upon departure, either put the paper in a bag to take home or light the paper in the pit. If there is a forest fire danger or you are unsure, take everything in the garbage bag.
Then, you will leave the landscape just as nice and clean as you would want to find it.
3. Be smart and never forget the dates for the bonfire season.
Don’t worry if there are fire bans from April 15 to September 15 or if you are not able to light fires or barbecues in forests and outfields, the experience will be the same even without the fire.
Prepare the meal at home and then fry it on a pan over a burner. If you want to make everything from scratch in nature, remember a light foil, a small knife, matches, enough gas for the burner and a light turntable. Bring paper towels to remove food scraps, and a plastic bag for unwashed dishes. Bon Appétit!
4. Create a cozy atmosphere at camp. Bring light and power supply
SunBell from Bright Products is a unique solar energy lamp with a USB charger and can offer light for up to 120 hours. This Norwegian innovation has become a must-have among tent enthusiasts.
A USB charger is integrated into SunBell that offers three different light settings. It is worth its weight in gold if you are a little scared of the dark at night. Another good thing is that you do not need to save any batteries as the SunBell can always be charged with the sun.
And remember that you can charge your mobile and camera on it as well.
5. Smile, consideration and a high factor of coziness. Where should you camp?
That feeling, when you find it- will create many fond memories for you and your beloved ones.