Tips for a great adventure camping
Tips for a great adventure camping
Canoeing and kayaking camping has long been around. SUP Camping gives a new take on typical campsites.
You have to note a few things before you start strapping the equipment to your paddleboard. Here are some SUP camping tips to get you correct.
10 Matter SUP Camping Tips
- Choose the Best Platform Paddle
For SUP camping, touring paddleboards are best, but you don’t need one. Many paddleboards all-around would fit well. Depending on the water and the trip’s length, it can be crucial to select the right paddle board for your trip.
First of all, you want to ensure that your paddleboard carries you and all your fittings more than enough float. If your paddleboard is not stable enough, your trip will be difficult to paddle, unstable, and destroy. All successful brands of paddleboards list their boards’ weight capacity.
You want a comfortable paddle board so that you don’t have to struggle to maintain your balance.
Find an inflatable supplement since it is so easy to bring. They fit inside their backpack when deflated. The more inflatables are longer lasting. Both paddleboards for whitewater are inflatable. The rigid / fiberglass board can be destroyed by rocks, locks, tree stumps, and shallow bottoms.
If you prepare for a fast two or three-day weekend ride, you can use any decent paddleboard as long as there’s plenty of floats. On short SUP camping trips, I used the Atoll 11′ All-Around.
- Start with short journeys.
Don’t head off on your first SUP camping trip for a 14-day trek. Go for a few day trips or first for a short weekend trip. On a short ride, you want to make your mistakes.
- Get into the mode of paddling.
Paddleboarding operates uniquely on the elbows, back, and core muscles. Muscles you seldom use in daily life are triggered. After paddleboarding, even the feet can be sore.
Paddle the gear on your board for 4-5 hours. If you’re not in good health, the next day is sore. On the second day of a six-day trip, you don’t want to feel super sore.
I’ve seen some inexperienced paddlers bend at the tail rather than hang at the hips. There is a gap, and the next day, you’ll have your body weight with your lower back. You know, if you’ve ever had a real sore lower back, it’s not a joke. So focus on the right technique while you are in form.
Tip: Keep the knees and legs slightly curved. Hinge at the hips. Hinge at the hips. Your back is supposed to be flat. Keep your body as relaxed as you can.
- Pack Light
It is both art and science to load your paddleboard with supplies. First of all, I suggest that you take lightweight action. You’ve only got so much cargo space, and you don’t want excess weight.
Depending on your journey, you can need to bring it around and over. If you’re sure you won’t have to carry, you can add luxury weight. But still, in my experience, lighter is always better.
Less is better. Less is more. All paddle boarding practices are naturally minimalist.
You want most gear to the front and the center of your paddleboard close to your feet. The intention is to keep your board as secure as possible. You must experiment.
Find out what your board and equipment works. This requires practice sessions on and in the water with your clothing. And fittest your gear, which is my next argument, on your paddleboard.
- Fit your Board Test Gear
This means that you take your board in your backyard and pack your equipment on the deck as you want on your journey. How many campers choose to miss this move is excellent. You want to make sure it’s all on your deck and organized well. Minutes before you go on a 5-day expedition, you don’t want any surprises.
Again, aim to spread the weight equally between the front and back of the paddleboard. You can pack anything near the middle of the board on a short trip with limited equipment.
I prefer weight both at the front and at the rear when going on longer camping trips. If you find whitewater on your ride, you want more value at the front of the board.
There are a few things to navigate conveniently and quickly while you paddle or take a break. Logically, spend a few minutes arranging your equipment before you pack it on the board deck.
A moderate amount of properly packaged gear does not affect stability.
Don’t stack too high a heavy machinery. Place the most massive things on the deck flat. The reality is that if you have a lot of heavy equipment that is stacked up and strapped to your deck, your board can fall. And then it’s impossible to turn upright. This is another excuse to sleep in a group and wear a lifejacket.
All of my equipment and food are dry in sacks. I lay them on my deck strategically and very seldom have something dropped overboard even without straps.
- Practice Gear Paddling
You want to take your board ready with gear before you go on your ride. On a paddleboard, there is an art to pack equipment. Your board will be stable if you load the gear correctly on your deck.
You are using your fully-loaded paddleboard to save yourself.
You want to practice self-rescue during your practice session loaded with gear. After you fall on a gear-loaded paddleboard, it is different from an empty paddleboard.
- Using Dry Sacks
Wait for all your gear bags to wet. Dry bags are necessary to keep your equipment dry. There are some nice dry pockets.
Your clothes and sleeping bag should be in dry bags of consistency.
I like storing my gear with a handful of tiny dry bags. Then I put in one or two big main, main dry bags all these little dry bags. In reality, I’m double-dry-bagging my equipment.
First, I put my clothes and sleeping bag in a garbage bag, then a dry bag. Making sure my sleeping bag and extra clothes are dry is a priority.
Notice if you put wet clothes in a dry bag, it’s all wet in that bag. Have a separate wet clothing bag. Thick trash bags fit well.
If you put wet clothes into a dry bag, it all gets wet.
- Carry a spare paddle
Clear but sometimes ignored. If you lose your paddle for an unusual cause or if it gets broken, you’re happy to bring an extra. You’re fucked if you don’t have an extra paddle, and you need it. Someone in your party should have an additional paddle.
- Make sure you have safety gear and PFD.
Wear a Personal Flotation Device always.
- First Aid Kit
- Cell Phone (you might not have service)
- Water Filter
- Spare Fin
- Paddle Board Repair Kit
- Board Leash (always wear a leash)
- Extra leash
- Extra paddle (2-3 piece)
- GPS devise of some kind and Personal Locator Beacon
- Marine Radio and either a rugged power brick or solar panels like Goal Zeroes or Biolite’s.
- Maps. Take both digital as well as paper copies of local plans, just in case.
- “Analog, Old-Fashioned” Compass
- Zip Ties (come in handy)
- Slide-Lock Freezer Bags
- Bug Repellent
- Leave a Schedule Float
Plan your journey as much as possible. Have an idea of how far you will fly every day. An overall idea, at least, of where you would spend the night is a good idea.
Of course, things can change when you’re on the water. But you would like to take some time and look at the maps and talk and park guards or local people to see what you’re into.
It is necessary to leave your float plan with family or friends for security purposes.