Camping is a great way to immerse yourself in nature and go off the grid for a while, helping you reconnect with the simple things in life. It’s a chance to spend some time without relying on luxuries like fast Wi-Fi, big TVs, and super comfy beds and sofas. But there are some essentials that you’ll still need, and obviously water is one of them. So, how do you stay supplied with water while you’re camping?
Use local facilities
If you’re staying in an official campsite or RV park, then the site may have facilities like outdoor taps to fill up water bottles or your pots and pans for cooking. This is ideal for getting water as and when you need it, just make sure to take some reusable bottles to fill up.
Take bottled water
If your campsite won’t have any water facilities or if you’re camping more in the wilderness, then another option is to take enough bottled water with you to last the whole trip. This can be inconvenient, however, depending on how long you’re camping for and what you’re camping in. If you’re traveling in an RV, then it’s easy enough to keep a few large bottles of water in your vehicle. It’s less convenient if you’re camping in a tent, but you could keep some bottles in your car if you’ve driven and parked not too far away.
Natural water sources
Since you’re in the great outdoors, why not look to natural sources of water? But what’s safe and what isn’t? The first two things to keep in mind are that you shouldn’t drink salt water as this will dehydrate you further, and you shouldn’t drink stagnant water as this is likely to make you ill. Running water is much safer, although its safety and cleanliness still aren’t guaranteed.
If you have to drink from running water, like a stream, then look around the area to see anything that might be contaminating it. Or look for signs that it’s drinkable, such as wild animals drinking from it. Collecting rainwater or drinking groundwater, such as from a natural spring, can also be options, but are, again, not 100% safe to drink.
If you do have to collect water from your surroundings to drink, then there are ways for you to make it safer to drink. One way is to simply boil the water and then just let it cool before you drink it. You can also purchase things like water purification tablets to take on your trip with you. You just drop the tablets into your water and let them purify it for you.
If you want bottled spring water to take in your RV or in the car on your camping trip, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water to find out more about our spring water delivery service across Virginia and North Carolina.