You will have a lot of spare time when you are out camping alone.
So make the most of the isolation time you have and do some of these awesome solo camping activities.
They will allow you to not feel totally bored and out of your mind when the time does come.
These are the ones that have worked great for me, and so I’m sharing them with you, so you can enjoy the great outdoors while having the maximum amount of fun as possible.
1. Take In The Atmosphere
You should focus on living in the moment, live in the NOW.
Look at the plants, the wildlife, but most of all, the rivers and lakes.
The sounds are on another level compared to the city life. Listen out for the different animal sounds, birds chirping, rivers flowing. Take it all in and love every moment of it.
2. Capture A Lot Of Photos
Memories are great and all, but it’s even better when you have something to view later on in life, you can then experience it all – all over again – when you check out your semi-professional photoing skills!
Snap some selfies at your favorite view, show off your smile, take pictures of the trees and flowers, even the wildlife that you see – and I promise you, you will not regret it.
3. Play An Instrument
If there’s something I think you should try out, it is definitely doing this.
Playing an instrument in the wild, with only me and the wildlife around, gives me a huge amount of peacefulness and tranquility that no words can explain.
4. Listen To Music
Don’t have an instrument, or you don’t know how to play one?
Then bring some speakers along and listen to your favorite music as you steer into the distance and appreciate everything that’s in front of you.
You can use this to help you get to sleep at night as well.
5. Fly A Drone
Drones are becoming more and more popular and are getting a lot cheaper every year as a result.
Get one and you can get some AMAZING drone shots that you will never be able to get with an ordinary camera.
I promise you, a lot of people underestimate doing this, but I’ve loved every moment that I’ve used mine, and the shots are insane.
6. Go Fishing
Fishing in the wilderness, by yourself, is really unexplainable.
There are no kids shouting and no women nagging in your ear (lol).
Only you, your fishing rod and your music. It can’t get better than that.
Furthermore, you can cook whatever you catch for your dinner that night.
7. Read A Book
Why not read a book that you’ve been wanting to read for many years but never had free time or quiet time to get around and doing it.
Now is the time, and this is actually the most common activity that many solo campers do. It’s really simple but very effective as well.
8. Write A Book Or Document Your Journey
You can either write your experience, day by day, or even write a book if you’ve had an idea about one.
Just remember, the world is your oyster here, so let your imagination run wild and begin writing whatever comes to your mind 🙂
9. Cook Something Tasty
What’s so great about cooking when you’re alone, is that you aren’t tied down to the foods that your family and friends love.
Take full advantage of this free time and try different combinations, experiment with different foods, or just cook your favorite meal that you love but you’ve had to go with something else because everybody else didn’t like it.
10. Explore The Area
This is one of the main reasons I go camping, to explore everything that Mother Nature has to offer us, you will NEVER find anything like it in the city life.
The wilderness is a wondrous place, which is why I enjoy exploring it while snapping pictures of the scenery and the wildlife.
11. Go Kayaking
This is another activity that’s one of my favorites. Kayaking is extremely fun, and if you find a lake, then place the kayak on it and explore.
Earth is made up of 71% water, and the easiest way to explore these awesome areas is by kayaking. You will be very surprised at what you will find.
12. Build/Craft Things
If you want to take your camping skills to the next, then practice making things.
Purchase a bushcraft knife and craft something from wood, you could even build a shelter and sleep in it.
I am one of those campers who enjoy experimenting with the materials that the earth provides for us, and you can too.
Just remember to leave no trace.
My Final Thoughts
Even though camping alone in the wilderness is dangerous since you have absolutely NOBODY there to help you if you get injured and unable to move or help yourself, it works incredibly well if you actually stay safe while you do it.
If you can do that, then you will love what complete isolation can do for you, your spirit and your mind.
Because it is so peaceful and gives you so much calm through your body, you need to personally experience it yourself to realize the amount of goodness you can get from it.
If you enjoyed these activities, then please leave a comment below! Which one is your favorite?