Are you ready to go camping? Whether for a week or a day, planning must be done. The information that you will read below can help you make camping a relaxing and enjoyable trip for everyone involved.
Make sure that your sleeping bag is right for the season and climate where you are camping. You are going to roast all night long in a sleeping bag designed for cold weather that you camp with during summer. On the other hand, light-weight sleeping supplies will never keep you warm enough in the dead of winter. You might even contract hypothermia.
Have everyone give their opinion on where you should camp. Discuss things like the state you would like to see, particular parks that interest you and what type of camping experience you are looking for. Try to keep a small list, as there is such an abundance of spots to choose from, it can be hard to pick one. Try to select a short-list and then put it to a family vote.
Build yourself a survival kit; keep it with you anywhere you go while camping. A survival kit should include items like a flare gun, matches that are waterproof, a knife and other items you think you may need. This kit may just be what helps you to stay alive in case you get lost or something bad happens and you’re stuck outside for longer than planned. Never leave the kit behind, even for a short excursion.
Make sure that the tent you take camping has enough space for everyone you are taking along. Being stuffed into a tent can make it almost impossible to get any sleep, and you certainly do not want to be stepping on people if you have to get out during the night.
Try to camp near water, where you can also enjoy swimming. Camping can make you miss your shower. You will find yourself feeling clean and refreshed after a dip in cool water. This can lesson the desire for your home shower.
A bandanna or handkerchief should be brought along with you. You can use it as a potholder, bag holder or a towel. There are countless other uses for such items, so try your best to remember to bring a bandanna or a large handkerchief with you.
It’s not totally necessary to rough it during your entire trip. You can bring along something comforting from home for your trip. Bring a lightweight, easy-to-carry item like good chocolate, cream for coffee or another reminder of home with you. These small treats for yourself can really boost morale.
After reading this, you should be more prepared for your camping trip. You should have figured it out that you need to do equal amounts of planning no matter how long the trip is. When you start your planning this very day for your next trip, you will camp then appreciating your preparations.