Nothing really beats spending time with your friends and family beneath the stars. Camping is among the greatest pastimes we have and for good reason. However, it is important to note that while camping can be great fun, there are many things to consider when planning a trip. You will find some wonderful advice on how to prepare for your next outing.
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. If you were to get lost or were put in an emergency situation, the survival kit will be of great help. Carry it at all times.
Be sure that your tent will comfortably fit everyone that you will be sharing it with to have a good trip. This helps you to have a more comfy night’s sleep, and trips in and out of the tent will be less disturbing for those who are sleeping.
If you are camping in the summer, go swimming too. When camping, you may find you miss your home shower. The cool water helps you to feel fresher, and you may just miss your shower a bit less.
No matter how rough and tough your camping plans, bring along a small bit of luxury to add an elegant touch to your camping trip. Take along some candy, some coffee you enjoy or anything that is lightweight but reminds you of home. It is these simple luxuries that can lift your mood.
Always set up your camp before nightfall. When adventuring in an RV, be safely parked before dark. When forming your tent, find a spot that is level and dry. If you don’t do this, you could find yourself in a precarious and unsafe area after dark. It will also allow prevent the frustration of not being able to see while setting up your equipment.
Duct tape can be used to solve many problems on camping trips. It works quickly in a pinch for tent holes, inflatables with leaks, shoes with worn soles, securing the tent to its pole, sealing up your mosquito netting and many, many more things.
Always become familiar with the potential dangers of a campsite before you enter it. This means, research what types of animals and insects are deadly or which weather patterns you need to watch for. Every camping area has its dangers.
Kids love camping, especially when you plan activities that they can do. They might get antsy once you start to get deeper in the forest. They may not be used to thing like fishing and pitching a tent. Teach them about these activities prior to leaving.
As you can see by now, there are many things you should do to plan for your camping trip. Make sure to implement the tips mentioned so that you can safely enjoy your time in the wilderness with friends and family.