You can have a lot of fun camping, even if you are all grown up now. It can still be enjoyable if you plan ahead and well. Here are some helpful suggestions to get you on your way.
Make sure you have a survival kit with you during your entire camping trip. Things to include in your survival pack are a knife, matches that are waterproof, first aid kit, flares and tablets to purify water. Your survival kit can be the difference between you making it out of the woods on a stretcher or your own two feet. Never let it leave your side.
Get a big enough tent to fit everyone and gear properly. You should have no problem sleeping and getting through the nights when camping.
Do a “jungle breakfast” if you are bringing kids. Use serving sized boxes of cereal, pieces of fruit and juice boxes and tie them to trees near your campsite. Make your children “hunt” them in the wild; like a great outdoorsman. The kids will love it.
Set your campsite, tent and sleeping bags up before it gets dark. If you are in an RV, a safe parking spot should be found. When you find a camping area, make sure that your tent is pitched on a flat area that isn’t near any unsafe ledges. If you do this before dark, you can become accustomed to the area around you. This will save you from feeling stressed and frustrated, as you can see exactly what you’re doing.
Educate yourself about the area that you are camping in, and know what hazards you could encounter. Figure out if there are any poisonous insects, what the land looks like and how the weather will be. Each camping spot poses its own dangers.
Take along some things to entertain yourself and your family. You might want to take a deck of cards or a list of things to look for during a scavenger hunt as well as a fishing pole. If you are bringing children on your trip, you should bring a few more entertainment supplies than you think you’ll need.
If this your first time going on a camping trip? If you are, practice setting up your tent before you go camping. This will help ensure that your trip goes smoothly, for a more enjoyable trip when you understand your tent. Doing this will help you pitch your tent quickly, just in case you get to your campsite when it starts to get dark.
Plan out all of your clothing before leaving for your trip. Be sure you have enough clean clothes to last the entire trip. Be sure to also carry clothing that is weather and climate appropriate on your trip. Shoes that will hold up and have closed toes are what you should wear for the most part.
If you went camping when you were young and wish to do so again, you just need to have the correct information. Use the information in this article to give you ideas and advice on going camping now. Make memories with your children and friends in the great outdoors.