If you’re thinking about going camping with your boyfriend soon, you need to read what I’m about to tell you.
I’ll explain all the reasons why it’s better to go with friends, why it’s highly important to have a little outdoor experience up your sleeve first, and other important things you need to know.
Camping with someone close to you or even your boyfriend isn’t the best idea without a little knowledge of the outdoor world (or the ones you’re camping with for that matter).
Consider Taking Some Friends First
Now why do you need to take friends? There’s a really simple answer to that actually. You need to know how experienced your boyfriend is in the wilderness!
He might take you on a camping trip and end up getting the both of you killed due to irresponsibility.
When the both of you take 1-2 friends each there’s more of you that can look out for each other.
There’s more people to come to each others aid in a dangerous situation and you can really see how experienced your boyfriend is at camping.
Ask Your self These Questions:
- Does he take charge?
- Does he ensure everything is unpacked, the tents are pitched, and the campfire is going before everyone relaxes?
- Is he responsible?
- Is he making sure everyone is safe at all times?
If you said yes to most of these questions, then he’s a good candidate to go camping with.
Because when you are both out there alone, you don’t want to camp with someone that doesn’t care about getting everything unpacked, doesn’t care about you and his safety, and doesn’t bother about getting the tent pitched.
If he cares more about relaxing and getting drunk before anything else, then DO NOT GO CAMPING WITH HIM.
It’s just such a good idea to take others before going out by yourselves.
You will get a general idea about his intentions and needs.
How Well Do You Trust Him?
You literally can’t trust anyone in this world. Oftentimes you can only trust yourself.
Have you been with your boyfriend for a long time and what are his intentions for going camping?
Not to scare you or anything, but it is for your own safety.
Anyone can be murderers and rapists in this world, so you need to absolutely know – 100%, if you can trust him to be alone with you.
Don’t let this put you off going camping with him though.
And that’s why going with other people is a good idea if you want to see what he is really like.
Tell Your Parents Or Someone Close To You
Your father will be the first to come to your aid if he doesn’t hear back from you in the specified date and time that you gave him, which is why this person is my preferred choice.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t tell your mother or anyone else close to you.
Let somebody know who you are camping with, the exact location, and what time and date you will be back.
As long as you tell someone that you can trust, someone who will actually take action if they don’t hear back from you, then you’ll have someone to come to your aid if something bad has happened to you or your boyfriend.
That’s why this step should never be overlooked.
Learn A Thing Or Two For Yourself
The great outdoors is an unpredictable place. Realize that and you’ll always expect the unexpected.
You don’t know if your boyfriend will get lost while he is out exploring, you don’t know if he’s going to fall off a cliff, and you don’t know if you will either.
Do you know how to protect yourself from a predator attack?
Again, not to put you off camping, but this is getting you ready for what you can expect when you’re in mother nature.
So many first-time campers go with other inexperienced campers, and more times than not it turns into a disaster.
Someone will get lost, tents get flooded (it happens when they’re pitched in the wrong places), and they even forget to store their food at nighttime.
All of this results in a bad camping trip, and you will end up not going again because you think it will always be like that.
So all I’m saying is to learn a thing or two before embarking on a camping trip with your boyfriend.
Know how to find your way back to safety if you get lost.
And know how to defend yourself against an attacker.
But most importantly, learn how to create a shelter out of natural materials in case you can’t find your way back to camp.
Without any knowledge whatsoever about the outside world, and if you’re just fully relying on your boyfriend to do all the work, you could be in for a rude awakening when he doesn’t come back from getting firewood.
So Let Me Ask You This
Are you ready to go camping with your boyfriend yet?
There’s a good chance that you will say no, but that’s completely fine.
You will learn the ropes soon enough, as long as you follow the tips outlined in this article.
If I want you to take action on at least one thing today, it would be to go on a trip with your boyfriend and a few friends first.
This is so you can give yourself some time to learn some valuable outdoor skills for when you do eventually go with him, and of course you can see what he is really like.
He might be a macho man/cocky guy in front of you and his friends, but when it comes to the wilderness you will truly see if he is man enough to keep you safe or just a wimp.
The wilderness tests each and every one of us.
My Final Thoughts
You and your boyfriend want to make it home alive, correct?
It’s not just a matter of putting all your trust in your boyfriend, because he may not be around when you fall down a cliff or a wild animal catches you off guard.
You need to know how to fend for yourself in the event that you are left alone for a few minutes.
Consuming information on a website is actually more powerful than you may think.
I learned most of my secrets, tips and tricks just from reading.
Yes, you can learn from personal experiences However, reading what to do and what not to do will help you stay safe and to not panic in dire situations.
Question Time. Leave all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
- Are you afraid of going camping with your boyfriend?
- Do you trust him to keep both of you safe?