Not much beats spending a couple of nights under the stars with your loved ones. There is a reason why camping has been enjoyed by many generations of people. However, it should be noted that while camping is pleasurable, it also requires careful planning. In this article, we are going to provide you with some tips and advice that should come in useful during your next camping adventure.
Have everyone give their opinion on where you should camp. Talk about which state to go to. There are many different places, so it can be hard to choose. Try to select a short-list and then put it to a family vote.
When you go camping, you wand to find shelter before the sun goes down. Once blackness falls out there in the woods, it can be extremely difficult to pitch a tent, find good firewood and prepare food. That can be especially true for someone who live in the suburbs and is not used to total darkness. Try to avoid setting up after the sun sets.
Take the tent into your yard and set it up before you go on your camping trip. This allows you to check and see that all the pieces are there and that you know how to assemble your shelter correctly. This can eliminate the aggravation felt when setting up your tent.
Camping provides the inevitable experience that you, your family and most of your possessions will probably get dirty. Don’t stress out when it inevitably happens. Part of the whole camping experience includes allowing yourself to get dirty. You can get cleaned up when you return home.
Pack a survival kit and carry it on you at all times. Your survival kit needs to have water-purifying tablets, a type of survival knife, a first-aid kit, a flare gun, and waterproof matches. For any life threatening situation, these items may be the only thing standing between you and disaster. Always carry this pack with you instead of leaving it at the campsite.
A camping trip provides fun experiences or dangerous experiences. Which you will experience depends on your level of preparation. Be sure you’re always prepared before you go camping. If you go someplace new, research wildlife and research the weather and geography.
When you buy a new tent, set it up completely at home before you take it camping. This will ensure that your tent is not missing pieces and that you understand how to set up your tent correctly. That can also cut down on the frustration some feel when setting a tent up for the first time.
If you’re camping with kids, try a “jungle breakfast”. Use serving sized boxes of cereal, pieces of fruit and juice boxes and tie them to trees near your campsite. Once the children are awake, tell them they need to forage for their meal. This can add some magic to their camping trip.
As mentioned earlier, you have to take into account a number of considerations before going camping. Apply what you’ve learned here, and have a great, safe trip with your family and friends.
Don’t worry about over-packing for the kids. Camping can be dirty! Kids are always attracted to dirt. So, you are likely to be dealing with grimy kids all day long. Though this is inevitable, having extra clothes on hand is always smart. Keep yourself ready at all times.