Always wanted to go for camping on my own instead of booking with some organizer where we just need to go their camp site to stay in their ready pitched tents n have food that they would provide like going to hotel with full meals included. What's fun in that?!
But going out camping on your own gave me lots of ifs & buts in my mind. How safe it would be with my wife & kid, what if some local goons come to loot or harass us or how will we defend nocturnal animals or creatures in the wild at night?! What about answering natures call for my wife ?!
You know all kind of thoughts that would come to the first timers, novice especially Indian who would prefer to go to a luxury resort which is full of comforts & luxury for holidays.
Still I did my research whether I can get camping equipment on rent n found 2 -3 online portals offering such services.
Then I look after place where it will be safe to go on overnight camp with my wife & my 2 year old kid.
Searched on google maps, browsed through some blogs etc... finally I found 3 places near Mumbai - Bhandardara lake, Pawana Lake & kashid beach.
I shortlisted with a secluded beach near Kashid beach as beach side camping would give my kid chance to play freely in sand rather then going lake side.
Booked my tent, bbq, etc... with www.renta.in, bought a sky lantern for some amusement for my kid along with its toys to play.
Also bought one changing tent for my wife so she can use it as a closed loo for herself.
Finally decided to go on Good Friday which was 2nd day of the moon so we could enjoy almost full moon light.