Backcountry camping gives you a sense of freedom from rules and civilisation and allows you to gain more experience camping in the wilderness. It is a more tranquil and naturalistic camping experience the complete opposite  to camping in a well known spot with multiple site rules.

You will feel at home and as one with nature, however as much as the mother nature gives us- she also likes to take back Therefore it is important to respect her and her rules to ensure a safe enjoyable trip.

There are a few unsaid but important safety rules for camping in the backcountry. Make sure you follow them before you head out for the camp.

Let somebody know!

Before heading off on a trip, especially a solo one, please make sure someone knows where you are going and when you are likely to come back. This is important as if you are not back in time someone has information available to give search and rescue if it the case that you have encountered some trouble and cant get back.

Attire should be appropriate

There is nothing worse than wearing the wrong clothes or shoes as you cannot go back home and change when you are in the middle of the trail. Also ensure you check the weather and local landscape before leaving and pack accordingly. Many people who go camping for the first time do not understand the importance of the right boots or proper clothing. It can ruin the entire trip if the right costumes are not packed.

Stay hydrated

Camping in the backcountry is fun but will also take its toll on you. It is essential to always have water to hand and to stay hydrated to prevent such circumstance as passing out from exhaustion.

Always value wildlife first

Do not under any circumstances ignore the warnings of restricted areas due to animal habitats. They are in place to keep you and the animals safe from harm. Entering these areas can result in you becoming a tasty snack. Also whilst we are on the subject we advise you do not bring any harm to any wildlife you come across.


First-Aid Kit

It is better to have the necessary precautions with you in case anything happens during the trip. A first-aid kit should always contain basic remedies.


Prepare the camp before night

First-time campers always find it difficult to understand the problems that can be faced at night. Setting up a camp is a difficult task to start with. Accomplishing it at night is harder and even frustrating thus, it is wise to avoid doing it.

Keep a map and GPS locator

Irrespective of how old a camper you are, it is always advisable to keep a map and GPS locator with you to make sure you stay on/ get back on track.


Make sure you take into account the essential things needed while packing for the trip. Pre-plan everything and keep all the necessary equipment with you.