If you have never enjoyed the wonderful experience of camping out, you are definitely missing out. Nothing beats going out to live in nature with others for a few days. If you want to camp, then now is the time, more than ever, to get to it.
Search out shelter before the sun sets when you are camping. You do not want to be stuck trying to put your tent together or finding a safe location for the tent when it’s pitch black outside. Those that live in urban areas find this to be the case even more than those that are used to pitch black darkness. Avoid this hazard completely, by finding adequate shelter long before the sun goes down.
When camping, bring the sleeping bag that appeals to the season that you are in. If you’re camping in the heat of summer, a sub-zero bag just isn’t comfortable or appropriate. On the other hand, bringing a lightweight sleeping bap for a winter trip can make you really uncomfortable the entire trip. Extremely cold weather can bring about frostbite.
When you purchase a new tent for camping, take it home and completely set the tent up before going on a camping trip. This will let you know that you’re not missing pieces from your tent and that you know how to pitch your tent in the right way. This can eliminate the aggravation felt when setting up your tent.
Take a first-aid class, especially if children are camping with you. In an emergency, your first aid training could be the difference between life and death. Make sure you do the proper research. Knowing about the native species in your camp area, such as snakes or other dangerous animals, is essential.
Camping is a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous; the difference between the two is preparation. Always be well prepared prior to leaving on your camping trip. If you are going to a new place, make sure you do some research about the local wildlife, as well as the local geography and climate.
Check over your medical insurance before going on a camping trip. Some policies will not cover you outside your own state. This is even more of a factor if you travel to another country to go camping, like Canada. Always be prepared.
It’s not totally necessary to rough it during your entire trip. You can bring along something comforting from home for your trip. Carry something small and convenient, such as a chocolate bar or some coffee creamer. Comforts from home can really spice up the rustic outdoors!
Bring some duct tape on your camping trip. Duct tape is very useful camping, the same as it is at home. It can be used to fix a hole in your air mattress. You could patch a hole or tear in your sleeping bag, tarp or tent. It can be used on feet to help fight off blisters during long hikes. It can also work as a bandage.
With advice in hand, it’s time to start planning your adventure! Just be sure to go prepared, use the tips you’ve learned and act cautiously in the woods. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or an extensive camping trip, you will be sure to have a great time.