Front & Back Country Camping. 2012 CPHS. Overview. Front and Back Country Camping Definition Locations Shelter Clothing Food/ Water Supplies Campfires. Front Country Camping. Front Country Camping is defined as camping near civilization. (Bunting,p 53)
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Front & Back Country Camping 2012 CPHS
Overview • Front and Back Country Camping • Definition • Locations • Shelter • Clothing • Food/ Water • Supplies • Campfires
Front Country Camping • Front Country Camping is defined as camping near civilization. (Bunting,p 53) • Frontcountry is composed of outdoor areas that are easily accessible by vehicle and mostly visited by day users. Developed campgrounds are also included in the frontcountry arena. (Leavenotracedude.com)
Houston map of campgrounds Front Country Camping -Locations State parks Campgrounds KOA Backyards
Front Country Camping -Shelter • Shelter • Tent • RV • Pop Up Trailer • pop up trailer video • Sleep Systems • Sleeping pad • Sleeping bag • *The larger the bag is compared to your body, the more air you have to warm up*
Front Country Camping - Clothing Layering Principles Pack clothing and shoes according to your location and activities
Front Country Camping – Food & Water • Water supplied by sitehes • Fire pit/ bbq grill supplied by host site • Bring your food & meal plan, silverware, cooking utensils • Dutch oven cooking
Front Country Camping- Supplies • Emergency first aid / care supplies • Prescribed medication • Insect repellent • Multi tool • Anything you can fit into your vehicle
Front Country Camping- Campfires Tinder, twiggies - Getting a fire started Kindling- Fuel for adding to a tinder fire Wood - Fuel Position wood so oxygen can flow under Match, lighter or candle - Heat source Most state parks do not allow you to gather fire supplies from their location
Front Country Camping Summary: With front country camping if you forget something or have an emergency, help or a store is usually nearby.
Back Country - Definition Locations that cannot be explored with a motorized vehicle and that require some means of physical exertion for traveling through them. (Bunting, 67) "... get there by your own legs,... exist on what you bring and rely on your gear and wits to survive, would require SAR action for rescue..." -Trailspace Blog definition
Back Country - Locations National Park Service www.nps.gov USDA Forest Service www.fs.fed.us Wilderness.net Wyoming, White Water Rafting Hiring a guide
Back Country - Clothing Wool, silk, synthetic -do not absorb water skin layer (long underwear in synthetic, silk, or wool) insulating layer (synthetic fleece, down jacket) wind-barrier layer (nylon or Gore-Tex) Durable shoes, hiking, boating, etc. Proper clothing for excursions/ activities
Back Country - Shelter • Man Made Materials • Tent & plastic sheet • Tarp & rope • Sleeping bag & pad • Nature Made Materials • Caves • Debris Hut
Water Treatment Options: Filtering Iodine Tablets Bleach solution Aquamira Boiling Back Country Camping-Food & Water Find a water supply Decide how you will treat the water Make enough potable water for all tasks
Back Country Camping-Food & Water Food Won't spoil Calories & nutrients Condiments Freeze Dried Food Whatever food isn't eaten, take it with you
Cooking Small cooking utensils Foil packets MRE's Back Country Camping- Food Storage Never have food in your tent Do not leave food in a pack unless you are in the process of travelling from one campsite to another *Take all leftover food withyou.... Hang your food in a bag from a high tree limb far enough off the ground that animals can't reach it.
Back Country Camping -Supplies • Only bring the supplies and equipment you are willing • to carry your entire trip • Packing your bag • Create a checklist • Make water easily accessible • Bulky items on bottom and close to your back
Back Country Camping - Summary You are far from civilization and could be placed in dangerous situations with only the aid of your group and your equipment.
Tent Building • 1) Inventory • 2) Lay out the Tent • 3) Install the poles • 4) Stake the tent • 5) Install the rainfly • 6) Install tent guy-lines • 7) Install the foot mat • Tent video