5 Beginners’ Tips For Camping Without Electricity

Camping is about moving away from your usual routine to encounter the wilderness, engage in adventurous activities, and stay outdoors all night. Camping in the wilderness especially within Uganda’s parks deprives you of lots of amenities such as electricity.

At first, you may find it hard to live without power but eventually, you will like it because it exposes you to concentrate on life-improving ventures like learning a new skill, finding your inner self, and discovering and enjoying nature. You will have abandoned the life of using technology that is powered by electricity and adapted to natural life which requires you to be cognitive.

As said earlier, most campsites around the national parks of Uganda don’t have electricity, you have to depend on the moonlight and torches to do everything at night.

So, below we bring to you 5 tips on how to adapt to life without electricity in the jungles.

  • Get ready

The key to attaining a remarkable camping safari is to come prepared. This is more significant if you are organizing to camp frantically. Ensure to do enough research about the selected camping ground. You may know that there is no energy but is there a source of water? Where is the closest place to request for assistance in case an issue arises?

Try to pack everything needed for a jungle life- bring equipment that will be needed for eating, sleeping, entertainment, bathing, and activities. It is wise to make a checklist to look at it when packing.

  • Plan Your Meals

Making a timetable and planning for your meals will make life simple for you during camping. The most important meal to plan for is the evening because there will no power for light. It will be dark everywhere. So, ensure to prepare your supper before the sun goes down. Without electricity, it will also be hard to store your food. It is best to buy foods that last for a longer time. For stews, get tinned ones and the foods should be dry ones such as rice, pasta, and posho.

Do not forget to hire a cooler box or a portable electric fridge used in the car to keep your refreshments cool and conducive to drinking in the sweltering sun of Uganda.

  • Bring Drinking Water

One of the challenges faced in the remote areas of Uganda is safe drinking water.  Make sure that you pack enough bottled drinking water. Whenever you are going to a camping destination out of reach, stop by the near mart to buy bottled water for drinking.

Additionally, select a campsite with a reliable source of water because you will need to watch the utensils and clothes regularly. In your camping gear, 20-liter water can be packed for water collection and storage.

  • Pack a source of light

You’ll need a source of light to move around the campsite, especially at night. You can light a campfire, but you can’t move it around or bring it inside your tent. Be sure to bring a flashlight, a lantern, some candles, and some extra batteries.

  • Keep warm

Uganda may be hot during the day however at the night, it gets cold. Carry a wool sweater, wool socks, thick blankets, extra bedding, sleeping pads, and a thermal sleeping bag.

Camping without electricity gets easier over time – just follow these simple but effective tips!