Very few things will beat getting out and under the bright stars with the people you love. Camping is one of the best activities out there, and for a good reason. That said, in order to ensure that your camping trip is fun and enjoyable, you do need to take a few things into consideration when planing such a trip. You will find some wonderful advice on how to prepare for your next outing.
When packing for your camping trip, do not forget chairs and a radio. One of the best parts of camping is sitting around the campfire. You could sit on an old log, but why bother when you can pack chairs and be comfortable. The radio is for entertainment sitting around the fire. An even better idea is to bring your guitar for a sing along.
It is important to establish and set up your shelter before the sun goes down. Once the woods are dark, it is very difficult to find firewood, pitch your tent and prepare some food. This is really important for people who live in the city. Don’t get into this situation, look for proper shelter before you get to this point.
Learn to set up your tent prior to leaving on your trip. This will ensure that your tent is not missing pieces and that you understand how to set up your tent correctly. This will also allow you to feel more comfortable about setting up the tent later.
Before you set out on your camping trip take the time to check the weather forecast for the area that you will be visiting. There are lots of websites that can give you an idea of what the typical weather is like in the area during the time of your travel. Armed with the forecast, you can prepare yourself with appropriate clothing and camping gear.
A Frisbee makes for excellent support under paper plates, and can avoid the usual camping spillage and drops! Grab as many of them as you have around your home or yard, or pick up a few at your local dollar-type store. They conveniently stack for easy, space-saving packing and are tremendously helpful with little one’s meals.
You can use dryer lint to kindle your campfire. Start collecting the lint from your dryer’s filter about a month before you go on your trip. Simply hang a plastic bag near the dryer and stash the lint in the bag as it collects. This allows you to just get your kindling and leave when you’re ready.
Remember to pack a camera. There are some memories you’re going to want to capture on your camping trip. Bring along a small camera that can fit in your pocket. Try to pack something durable that could stand getting dropped or becoming a bit wet. Consider using a disposable camera.
Bring enough food and snack items to last you throughout the whole trip. You don’t want to spend your time going to get food every meal, enjoy yourself while you are camping. Bring cereal, hot dogs, and all of your other favorite food items that will fuel you throughout your trip.
When kids are in your camping party, it is important to let them know what the rules are as soon as you get there. They must have strict guidelines to follow, or they could get hurt or annoy others. For example, talk to them about screaming and how their voices could disturb others. It is much harder to enforce rules after you have been there for a few days, so get going early.
As discussed above, there are some things that you need to think about when planning a camping trip into the wilderness. Use the advice you have just read so that your next camping trip will be safe and enjoyable.