How To Choose The Right Place To Put Your Shelter

The outdoor experiences are varied and undoubtedly the scenarios can be very changeable, it all depends on many factors, the main ones to take into account are:

How To Choose The Right Place To Put Your Shelter

-The time of year.

– The climate of the place chosen to camp.

– The weather conditions.

– Flora and fauna.

– The land.

These same factors are the ones that must be kept in mind when choosing the right place to establish the camp, especially when camping in a shelter rather than a tent.

The type of refuge to be chosen is one that fits our needs and the resources we have in a given situation.Regardless of this, the first thing is to choose the right place to build the shelter, you must take into account the conditions of the ground, the direction of the wind and the probability of rain or thunderstorms, if the weather conditions are adverse you must remember an old Camping rule that dictates: “better a good rain than a bad lightning,” so the ideal would be to build the refuge in a medium terrain neither very high nor very low and neither too close nor too far from the trees, Remember that rays will always look for the shortest path to land and if we place our shelter under trees, the chances of receiving a lightning bolt will be much greater, likewise there is a risk that tree branches will fall on our shelter As a result of the power of lightning and end up crushed, which we do not want to happen.

It is necessary to consider the direction of the wind, it is recommended to monitor its activity for some minutes before starting the construction, to avoid that it faces us or enters the open spaces of the shelter, we also have to take into account the inclination of the ground to avoid Roll out of it in case we have located it so that we are perpendicular to the slope of the terrain.

Once you have chosen the right place, you have to remember that we have to locate our campfire, preferably a reflector one meter from the refuge, to ensure that it stays warm when the temperature drops.