Individuals across the globe plan camping trips to escape their everyday lives. Without proper planning and preparation, your trip can turn into a disaster. Keep reading to make sure you have a successful camping trip.
Let those you are camping with help pick the site. Talk about where you want to camp. There are millions of options just in the United States, and it can sometimes be difficult to choose the perfect one! Try to select a short-list and then put it to a family vote.
Make sure to find your shelter before it gets dark. Once blackness falls out there in the woods, it can be extremely difficult to pitch a tent, find good firewood and prepare food. This is really important for people who live in the city. Avoid this situation by finding shelter before the moon is out.
Take the tent into your yard and set it up before you go on your camping trip. Doing this will allow to know ahead of time that all parts you need are there, and it will also help you learn the proper setup of your tent ahead of time. You don’t want to waste time at your destination, so this will make you well prepared.
Bring along a sleeping bag appropriate for the season. Don’t take a heavy sleeping bag out in the summer, it could make you sweat and be uncomfortable all night long. On the flip side, bring a sleeping bag meant for summer camping will make you very cold during your winter camping trip. You may even develop hypothermia.
Bring a survival kit on the trip and keep it on your person all the time. Your survival kit should contain a survival knife, water-purifying tablets, waterproof matches, first aid kit, and a flare gun. These items are important to have in case you get lost. Keep your kit with you at all times; don’t leave it at the campsite.
If you’re bringing kids on your camping trip, over-pack for them. Camping can get very messy and dirty when you bring your children. Kids love getting into dirt. As they go about enjoying the natural surroundings, you may find that dirt is added to dirt. You can not really prevent it from happening, but you can pack extra clothes. Be ready for anything.
While you may count on Mother Nature to have plenty of wood to stoke your campfire, you may encounter only wet wood that won’t burn. It’s always a good idea to take along some wood of your own and keep it in a dry place.
Consider taking a CPR and first aid class. This is especially important if young children are traveling with you. Accidents happen, and taking the right precautions will ensure you know how to better a poor situation. Be sure to do thorough research too. Look into snake species, poisonous plants, spiders, bugs, and other animals.
Camping is something that most people find fun and relaxing. It’s important that the necessary work is done to get ready for the trip properly, so that the trip doesn’t go downhill. Make your next camping experience a success with no foreseen problems by applying your newly found camping knowledge. Most importantly, however, remember to have fun!
Pack and carry a survival kit on your person for the entire trip. You should have a bandanna (to use as a sling or tourniquet), wound coverings, something to use for sprains, matches, a knife, tablets to purify water and a compass in your kit. These items are important to have in case you get lost. Be sure to carry it on your person and not leave it at your campsite.