Is camping in your future? In planning for it, have you fully prepared yourself for what might come up while you are out in the wild? Camping trips can be pretty basic in terms of expectations, but don’t overlook the importance of thinking through your trip prior to leaving on it. Keep reading for camping tips.
While you think nature will provide enough wood for your fire to continue burning, it may be wet, which will not burn. It’s important that you bring extra wood with you that you can keep in a dry area.
Let your family members all have a decision when it comes to choosing a campsite. Talk about where you want to camp. There are so many options around the U.S. that it can actually be difficult to pick one! If it makes things simpler, list your personal preferences and then have the family choose from them.
Try out your tent before going camping by testing it out at home. 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. Also, this can help to reduce the difficulty that you have when out in the wilderness.
Put together a survival pack and have it on you all the time. Things to include in your survival pack are a knife, matches that are waterproof, first aid kit, flares and tablets to purify water. This survival kit may be what keeps you alive if you get lost and the items in it are indispensable in a survival situation. This kit should be carried with you and not left back at camp.
Understand your medical coverage. Sometimes when you go to a different place, you’ll have to get an additional policy to cover you. Popping over the border into Canada could also cause an issue. Be ready for any eventuality.
A “jungle breakfast” is something that could be enjoyed when camping with children. Tie to the trees small boxes of cereal, fruit, and juice boxes. When the children awake, tell them that they have to “hunt” to get breakfast. This adds a little sprinkle of adventure and excitement to any camping trip.
After having read this article, it is easy to see that there are many things that can be overlooked in planning. Camping is not intended to be an intense event, but there is a bit of know-how required to make it stress free. Have a most amazing time and ensure that you put this information to good use while away.