Ever see the film 127 hours? Right. The lesson there was the one we are talking about here.
Going camping is fun and it is exciting, but it can also be risky. You should always tell others about your camping details and plans. They should know when you will be leaving and when you will be returning home. They should also have information about where you will be camping, how you will be camping, and the names of people with you. This applies even if you are heading off in a camper trailer and plan to stick to well traveled areas- always better safe than sorry.
Should there be any problems such as you don’t return when you said that you would, those that you told about your camping trip can start to look for you. They can tell investigators where to look and that is a good starting point that will save time and resources. They can also let the rescue crew know how many people are out there and their names and ages.
Precious time can be lost when looking for lost hikers and campers if such information isn’t shared. You need to have a plan in place to make sure that you aren’t going to be stranded out there in a vast area with no one having a clue to even look for you. While most camping trips don’t end that way, some of them do and you want to prevent that from being how it plays out for your own experience.
If you can leave behind a detailed agenda for the others to know about, that is a great idea. It is understood that some of your details may be unknown but you should be able to give them enough information that help can be coming your way if you need it.