Have you gone camping recently? It is a great way to relax in nature and forget about responsibilities. You can leave the stresses of the office behind and completely unplug from the world. Spend some time reading this article, and learn how to make your camping excursion a successful one.
Before you leave on your trip, use your backyard to help you work out the kinks in your camping equipment. Put up your tent to make sure you know (or remember!) how to put it up. This will also allow you to see if anything needs to be patched up. It will make it that much easier for you when you get to the campsite.
You can make tasty meals even when you are camping. You do not necessarily need to eat just franks and beans or hamburgers. Pack a box with herbs and spices, olive oil, brown sugar or whatever else you like. You can fix meals that have flavor even when you are “roughing” it.
To start your fires at camp, use dryer lint as kindling. Around four weeks prior to camping, start keeping the lint that you clean from your dryer filter. Place the lint you normally throw in the trash in a plastic bag to take with you. You can just go about your business after that.
Try to ensure your camp is set up before night falls. Look for a safe parking place if you are camping in an RV. If you have a tent, find dry, flat ground. If you don’t do this, you could find yourself in a precarious and unsafe area after dark. You will be able to see due to the sunlight and you will have an easier time.
Do not take anything that belongs in nature with you when you leave. Have fun and take pictures, but when you are loading up the car, make sure rocks, pinecones and other objects remain where they are. This is one of the unspoken rules of camping. Everyone should have the same opportunity to enjoy these things.
Some of the best food options to bring camping with you are things that come in cans. While this may not be the tastiest, it is great for two reasons. It is very convenient and easy to prepare, but more importantly; wildlife will be unable to smell the food inside of the cans.
When camping out, you’re going to have bugs. Some of them are fine, and some of them; you don’t want them around you. To limit the amount of bugs you must deal with, keep your campsite clean. Bees and ants are attracted to sugary soda cans and messes, so dispose of your trash immediately.
Make sure that your tent is ready before dark if you don’t plan to sleep under the stars. Some camping locations get very dark and this can make setting up your campsite nearly impossible. You also never know when something could go wrong during set-up, such as a broken pole or a sudden tear in your tent.
Protect yourself from disease carrying ticks while on your camping trip. Always dress in light-colored clothing while in wooded areas so that ticks can be easily seen. Check your body frequently for ticks during the day. Use a tick repellant to discourage ticks and other biting insects. Tuck your pants into your socks for added protection.
Your next camping trip will be great if you apply what you’ve just learned. These are examples of ways that can give you a better camping experience, so always try to learn as much as you can to improve your experience each time.