A few decades ago, the wilderness areas of the world were only explored by very few people. They normally exclusively reserve to a small group of explorers, scientists and travellers who either has the backing from large commercial companies and research houses.
But things has changed recently as many commercial travel companies had come out various type of adventure holidays packages for students to visit these wilderness places from deep in the jungles to high altitude of mountains.
Huge number of travel programs in the TV and videos with large numbers of articles and books had delivered many detail information of these beautiful places. This had definitely boosted the interest of many people in the world and made these travel more convenient as more low cost airlines plying into these routes.
The increase demand from these travellers had a direct impact on these fragile environments which many national authorities had come up rules and regulations for people who visit these places.
Mount Everest base camp used to have two to three expeditions every year but we have groups of tens people going up almost daily which had created huge number of rubbish to the environment.
Mount Kenya or Kilimanjaro used to be a place where you need to hire your own porter and hike up after leaving your name to the local authority. But now, you have to buy package that provides you accommodation, guides, porters and food which taking away the joy and fun of the traditional way of self-preparation expedition feeling.
The convenient of airlines that can practically send you to any corners of the world will transport you from London or New York to African bush or Antarctica within 24 hours. But you may not always be prepared either physical or mentally for the environment you find yourself in. Unlike olden days where travel are slower, but it gave one time to adjust to new environments and acclimatize to the heat, cold and altitude.
In Hiking Camping Tips station, we will provide as many as possible all vital information regarding hiking and camping at outdoors. There is much that we need to do in terms of training and planning that can make the most out from your trip.
In this station, we will highlight some skills and safety tips that you need when you visits wilderness. It also covers some practical advice on training, navigation, camping and other equipment and preparation needed. Back-up plans is always important as even the best planned expedition can go wrong.
The wilderness is special and is a shrinking asset for the human kind as human population increases. Treasure and look after them with no harm and left it with no worst and, if possible, a little better than you found it.