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Sensation Camping in Bandungan Hill

Camping is an outdoor recreational activity. The participants (known as campers) leave urban areas, their home region, or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights outdoors, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, caravan, motorhome, cabin, a primitive structure, or no shelter at all. In many parts of the world 'camping' refers exclusively to the use of tents or similar portable structures
Camping as a recreational activity became popular in the early 20th century. Campers frequent national or state parks, other publicly owned natural areas, and privately owned campgrounds. Camping is a key part of the program of many youth organizations around the world, such as scouting. It is used to teach self-reliance and team work.
Camping is also used as a inexpensive form of accommodation for people attending large open air events such as sporting meetings and music festivals. Organizers often provide a field and other basic amenities.
Camping describes a range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping is often enjoyed in conjunction with activities, such as: hiking, whitewater kayaking, hill walking, climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, motorcycling, swimming, and fishing. Camping may be combined with hiking either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location.
Some people vacation in permanent camps with cabins and other facilities (such as hunting camps or children's summer camps), but a stay at such a camp is usually not considered 'camping'. The term camping (or camping out) may also be applied to those who live outdoors, out of necessity (as in the case of the homeless), or for people waiting overnight in queues. It does not, however, apply to cultures whose technology does not include sophisticated dwellings. Camping may be referred to colloquially asroughing it, and usually lasts for more than a day.
Mobile Camping
Backpacking is a mobile variety of tent camping. Backpackers use lightweight equipment that can be carried long distances on foot. They hike across land, cross rivers, and camp at remote locations, and select campsites at will, if resource protection rules allow. Backpacking equipment typically costs more than that for car camping, but still far less than a trailer or motorhome, and backpacking campsites are generally cheap. Backpacking is popular, especially amongst youth who are willing to go through a challenging experience. Although it can be among the cheapest ways to camp, backpacking is also the most uncomfortable and it is usually performed by individuals who are in a general good condition. The equipment one needs for camping must be carried on the camper's back making it an athletic activity not suited to everyone; however, the technological development and the increased interest in camping has led to an improvement in the equipment carried by backpackers. Many camping companies nowadays produce a wide range of equipment that is lightweight or otherwise specialized for backpacking. Modern technology has greatly improved the general comfort & ease of backpacking. Titanium cookware, ultra-light synthetic fabrics, heat molded hip straps, and down sleeping bags make for a much lighter pack than similar equipment of the past 50 years or more. For many campers, backpacking allows them to experience the true wilderness but there is the possibility of severe weather and injury in the backcountry. Some backcountry campers pack-in comfortable mattresses, compact chairs, and solar powered satellite phones.
Mobile camping may involve riding animals such as horses and mules. Pack animals increase the limited carrying capacity of riders or may assist hikers by carrying much of the load. Some pack animals such as dogs and llama cannot be ridden but can carry much of the weight of camp supplies. Horse trails and horse camps may be kept separate from "hiking only" areas due to the extra wear that the heavy animals can put on these areas, but a good dog, goat, or llama can easily go just about anywhere that a human can.
Canoe camping is similar to backpacking, but uses canoes for transportation; much more weight and bulk can be carried in a canoe or kayak than in a backpack. Canoe camping is common inNorth America. Canoe camping is quite popular as a camping opportunity, although the equipment needed is more expensive than that needed when camping with a car.[citation needed] The advantage of this type of camping is that the canoe provides an easier way to transport everything is needed when camping; however, paddling can be a challenging experience. Rivers and lakes that are not suitable for canoeing may be dangerous, especially for novices. Electric motors or small gas ones may be attached on some canoes where allowed for a faster journey on the water. Waterproof bags and fishing gear are often used due to the constant presence of water.
Sail Camping is a form of camping while sailing or boating. Sailors will visit islands and campgrounds along the shorelines, dock their boats, and set up camp. This form of sail camping makes a variety of land based activities available to the boater as they may want a break from being on the water.
One form of bicycle touring combines camping with cycling. The bicycle is used to carry the gear and as the primary means of transportation, allowing greater distances to be covered than backpacking. A small number of "bike-in" campsites exist along trails only accessible by mountain biking. People who enjoy riding their bikes consider bicycle camping a great alternative to enjoy the beauty and quiet of the nature. Due to the lack of protection against bad weather, individuals who are bicycle camping usually carry a different type of equipment, which is helpful especially when raining. Poor road conditions and low temperatures are safety issues when camping during the winter. This type of camping is popular because it is more "pure" than car camping and yet easier than backpacking.
Motorcycle camping is more comparable to bicycle camping than car camping due to the limited storage capacity of the motorbike. Motorcycle camping riders, as well as bicycle touring riders, often use some of the same equipment as backpackers because of the lighter weights and compact dimensions associated with backpacking equipment.
List of common equipment
The following is a list of commonly used camping equipment:
1.  First aid kit
2.  Tent, lean-to to act as a shelter.
3.  Hammer to drive tent stakes into soil.
4.  Sleeping bag and/or blankets for warmth.
5.  Sleeping pad or air mattress is placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from stones and twigs as well as for insulation from the ground.
6.  Lantern or flashlight
7.  Hatchet, axe or saw for cutting firewood for a campfire.
9.  Fire starter or other ignition device for starting a campfire.
10  Folding chairs for placement around campfire.
11.  Ropes for stringing clothes line and for securing the shelter.
12.  Tarp for adding additional layer of storm protection to a tent, and to shelter dining areas.
13.  Raincoat or poncho
14.  Hiking boots
15.  Fishing pole
16.  Chuck box to hold camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption and cleanup.
17.  Trash bags particularly one with handles can be tied to a tree limb, or clothesline off the ground. For handling of waste in backcountry seeLeave no trace.
18.  Cathole trowel for sanitation in areas where a toilet is not provided.
19.  Insect repellent particularly one that has DEET.
20.  Sunscreen for protecting the skin.
21.  Personal care products and towel
22.  Cooler to store perishables and beverages. If electricity is available, a thermoelectric or stirling engine cooler can be used without the need for ice. Campers at modern campgrounds will normally bring perishable foods in coolers while backcountry campers will bring non-perishable foods such as dried fruits, nuts, jerky, and MREs.
23.  Beverages or portable water filter for areas that have access to rivers or lakes.
24.  A tripod chained grill, Dutch oven, or La Cotta clay pot can be used for cooking on a campfire. A portable stove can be used where campfires are forbidden or impractical. If using a campground with electricity an electric frying pan or slow cooker can be used.
25.  Firewood for Camp Fires
Much of the remaining needed camping equipment is commonly available in the home, including: dishes, pots and pans; however, many people opt not to use their home items, but instead utilize equipment better tailored for camping. These amenities include heavy plastic tableware and salt and pepper shakers with tops that close in order to shelter the shakers from rain. Backpackers use lightweight and portable equipment

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