What does camping mean to you? Is it the feeling of tranquility you get as you lay back and watch the stars? Is it the enjoyment of spending more time with the people you love? Or is it the exhilaration of tugging on your fishing pole, and finally catching what you’ve been waiting for all day: a chinook king salmon…
To me, it’s all of the above. I don’t know what it is about the outdoors, but I’ve just always loved to do anything related to being outside.
One way I like to camp is known as “dispersed camping”. Dispersed camping means that you are camping outside the designated campground, you are going off the beaten path. This is a great option for you if you want a bit more space from other campers. The downside is you’ll lack some of the amenities regular campsites have, such as showers or toilets, but this is easily made up for with the spectacular views and serenity of being in nature. However, these days campgrounds and national parks are so crowded, even when using this method you’re still likely to encounter other campers. This leads to a common problem that campers may face when reserving a campsite. You can leave your mug or your water bottle to mark your spot, but other campers aren’t always so courteous or mindful. They might just take your spot and argue about who got there first, causing a massive headache. Most likely you are camping in a national park, which means you are in a public area. You can’t prove you were there first, and in this situation there’s really not that much you can do. You might even have to take your stuff and move somewhere else, which really drains the enjoyment of camping.
This leads me to a particular product I want to discuss today: the Geertop Spot holder. Standing at 28 inches tall; a bright orange cone with the word “reserved” on it couldn’t make it any more obvious that a campsite is being used. There is no possibility of confusion as to who was here first, and I believe this is a solution to the common problem of: “I got here first”.
On the other side of the “reserved” sign, is a board which you can write on in erasable marker a note such as: “out fishing”, or “hiking”. Also, the cone can easily collapse to be packed into a bag or suitcase, and it weighs only 1.8 pounds. It’s waterproof and durable, and it takes up minimal space. This is honestly a perfect solution to a common issue that could potentially ruin a perfectly good camping trip.