Desert Camping

Desert Camping

As children, many people have fond memories of going out camping with their family.  Yet as adults, not all that many people continue the camping tradition.  Well how about creating some new good times by going on a camping trip with some good friends?  However, this time try something a little bit different.  Camp out in a desert for a change.

Why camp at a desert?  Some of the most stunning US National Parks are on desert land.  The desert is where you will find some of the most uniquely beautiful plants, wildlife, and rock formations.

Camping in the desert requires you to take some precautions that you usually don’t have to take at other types of camping destination.  The desert is hot, and if you are not careful, you can put yourself in an uncomfortable and risky situation.  Always try to bring a good amount of sunscreen with you into the desert.  Apply it liberally onto your skin prior to entering the desert land.  Then reapply the sunscreen often, during your time outside. 

In addition to sunscreen, you are also going to need plenty of water when camping in the desert.  Having some Gatorade or Powerade is also a good idea, since all of that sweating is going to cause you to lose electrolytes.  Also, bring some food with you.  Something that is easy to carry—like trail mix—is always a good idea.  That is because in the event that you get stranded in the desert, you definitely do not want to be without some food to eat.