While a lot of people around here think camping is really high-school or who don’t have the money to stay in hotel in Alaska that is one of the favorite activities in summer, often coming to be the major attraction of the tour.Because of this, there is an excellent camping infrastructure there, in addition to the equipment and accessories are much cheaper and easy to find in any store.
In our journey through the State, in fact we try for camping mostly out much more into account than staying in hotels. To give an idea, while in July 2013 the daily average of couple in a hotel or bed & breakfast furreca was a U $150, don’t pay over U $25 in the most expensive camping. And not suffer one bit: as not used to rain a lot in summer and the infrastructure is good, the chance to spend those hassles that who camped in Ilha Grande or Ubatuba well knows, how to face power outages, and gunk is practically nil.
So comfort economy, what could be better? If you are traveling through Alaska, really advise camping whenever possible, not only to save as to be in contact with nature and see some more of the local culture.
To be okay, check Entertainmentdns some tips to accommodate very well in a tent in the forests of the more remote u.s. State:
-Come early or book room: The campsites are so popular that slots run out pretty fast. So the good news is coming in the morning to get a good seat or even reserve in advance.
-Comfort: If you are traveling through Alaska, probably is by car. So, enjoy the space in the vehicle to bring blanket, inflatable mattress and all those things you can’t get comfortable when you have to carry everything in a backpack.
-Drinks: It’s a good, also, take a cooler with drinks to distract you at camping. Vodka and cranberry juice are the champions, but remember to drink in dark glasses, those who do not show what’s inside, because you can’t take alcoholic beverages in public in the United States.
-Camping and hiking: The camp is already during a trail, the tip changes to take the least amount of things possible, since you will be carrying in the back all you’re going to use. For this, it is worth appealing to the high tech equipment for sale in specialist shops, such as sleeping bags super hot and mild. (If you need, here ‘s a tip from perfect shop in Anchorage where you can buy all for great prices. Enjoy and take a look at thesurvival Manual for trails in Alaska as well)
– Check the rules to the place where you’re going camping: Some forests have wooden huts where public who’s making tracks can stay overnight. However, it’s not just arrive and get settled, generally you need to ask permission at the headquarters of the National Park (if applicable) or the administrative authority of the place, even to see if you will have us.But neither will think you are that: despite being a ceiling, these cabins have no electricity, heating or bathroom.
-Dried Foods: To eat in camping, so wild as to infrastructure, the good is getting dried goods and light, which need not be refrigerated not weigh much, but feed. I love Beef Jerky (a type of dried meat that tastes like dog food and sells everywhere in the USA, very ugly but tasty and rich in proteins), peanut butter, pretzels and trail mix (a mixture that everyone loves Alaska, tree nuts – cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc., dried fruit and M & M).
-Bring water: If camping is in wild areas, as in Denali National Park, for example, you won’t find any water spout for drinking – in some places, only has alcohol gel in the bathroom – and of course, nowhere near the camping you can buy, so remember to take plenty of water (and food too, of course!).
-Hygiene: In cold places, everyone knows that the guys aren’t very close in bath and in the campsites is no different. So, although virtually all have great bathrooms, they do not have showers. And there, or is joining the fashion or find hotels in the area that sell single baths, something quite common – in Talkeetna, for example, the little hotel Talkeetna Roadhouse, besides selling the best breakfast of Alaska, rent prices accessible showers.
-Doesn’t attract the bears: They are a common presence in the State and go after anything with a smell remotely edible, such as cosmetics and toothpaste, in addition to the food, of course. Therefore, if you want to avoid encounters with hungry bears and keep all your members, let all this stuff in the car or in anti-ursos in the campsites.
-Be able to scare away the bears: In addition to taking care not to attract them, make sure you have a bear spray to ward off the bug just in case (if he decides to chase you when you get up in the night to use the bathroom in a wild camping, for example). It may even sound funny, but it’s pretty serious, so don’t venture into the Woods without protection or have read the guidelines necessary for the case of tense encounters with wildlife.Virtually all flyers and tourist areas have this information.
-Drink little water at bedtime: This tip is beast, but it’s worth a lot to me because I drink a lot of water normally and usually I get up during the night to pee. Nothing worse than do that having to carry bear spray and afraid of being eaten alive, so the less you get out of the tent at night, the better.
-Light: The best of the summer is that you don’t have to take flashlight or any kind of artificial lighting, since it gets dark at night. But if you’re a fresh person to sleep, take one of those masks that people use on a plane. I prefer vodka, but we know what helps you sleep better.
-Insect repellent: In summer everyone gets excited out there, including mosquitoes on the banks of rivers and forests. So don’t even consider the possibility of camping without a good insect repellent.
-Keep your dry clothes: If wet, hardly you’ll get dry during the camping.Then, use a waterproof bag and keep the clothes inside in separate bags, to protect from any rainfall. I like to keep their tops in a bag, in another, the coats in another … so they don’t just get drained, as it’s a lot easier to find in the mess tent.
-Offer help: Camping environments of Alaska, people like to make conversation and always offer to help neighbors to set up the tent and Pack. So, in addition to being polite offer to help, too, is a great opportunity to meet nice people and, who knows, be invited to roast some marshmallows around the campfire.
– Behave like a civilized person: I shouldn’t even need to comment on that, but in my experience with camping in Brazil, it’s easy to see that, unfortunately, we’re loud and little concerned about the welfare of others.So, it’s good to remember that in the US is different, and the people actually obey the rules and cares to keep the area clean and be quiet after 10 P.M.. If you don’t behave, will be evicted without shame.