Camping equipment is about using the best resources available to meet people’s survival needs. Humans must have their requirements met or face serious problems such as sickness or death. Here are some survival needs that campers should consider.
Water is more essential than food because humans perish much faster without it. Most humans can’t last much longer than three days without water. Water should be kept for an emergency but can be obtained from lakes, rivers, creeks, plants, and rainwater. However, it must be boiled and filtered n many situations.
Most humans can last a considerable time without food, but starvation and loss of energy are the risks. Campers should have some emergency food but be prepared to use whatever they can from nature to survive, such as fish, berries, roots, leaves, flowers, and wild animals.
Shelter is essential to maintaining body temperature, protecting against weather conditions, and wild animals. Shelter means better rest, security, and comfort. Tents, tarps, caves, natural features in nature, and even garbage bags can be a shelter.
Homeostasis is related to a shelter because it maintains body temperature in all kinds of weather conditions such as snow, wind, heat, and much more. Shelter, water, and food are related to homeostasis because they all change body temperature somehow. For example, eating food helps maintain warmth and water, cooling the body down from the inside.
Human Contact and Communication
Humans are not solitary and need some contact to maintain morale outdoors. This can be in the form of other campers. Social contact can be made through radio and other communication. Communication equipment is essential to maintaining human contact.
With these essential human needs in mind, all campers should be prepared for the outdoors.