Going off the trail can be very fun but you need to know how to handle yourself to be safe. The following advice will help your future camping trips be more enjoyable.
Expect that camping is not typically a time you can stay clean easily. While baby wipes can be used to help for some level of cleanliness, expect that people will get dirty. Be ready for it and accept it. Have fun in nature and don’t be afraid to get dirty! You can always clean up, and be “normal” when you return home.
All participants should have a say in where you go camping. Discuss which state you would most like to visit. The U.S. has dozens of great camping options. You can select a few places to have the family vote on to make it easier.
When you buy a new tent, set it up completely at home before you take it camping. This will prevent you from having a tent with missing pieces and then you can set it up properly. Also, this can help to reduce the difficulty that you have when out in the wilderness.
Camping can be incredibly fun or incredibly dangerous depending on just one factor: preparation. Be sure you’re always prepared before you go camping. Research the area to learn about the wildlife and the geography and climate.
If you are going camping with children, eat a “jungle breakfast”. Pack breakfasts of cereal, juice and fruit in bags and hide them somewhere on the campsite. Make your children “hunt” them in the wild; like a great outdoorsman. This is a fun way to bring excitement to the morning.
Your camp should be set up before nightfall. If you have an RV, find a secure place to park. If you have a tent, find dry, flat ground. Knowing the area around your campsite before it gets dark adds to your camping safety. It will also allow prevent the frustration of not being able to see while setting up your equipment.
Do not forget to pack duct tape for your camping trip so that it can solve neraly any problem! From mending tent holes to fixing shoes, duct tape can be used for a lot of repair work in a pinch.
Before going to a new place to go camping, you need to know what dangers may be lurking. Knowing what poisonous creatures to watch out for, where terrain gets rugged, and when to expect dangerous weather are key to ensuring your safety. Any place you go has its own unique challenges.
Remember to bring along wilderness-friendly activities. Fishing poles, card games and even a scavenger hunt list will make great entertainment in the woods. Take extra things for entertainment if you have children.
Spending time camping in the great outdoors is much more enjoyable when you feel prepared. With the information from this article, your next camping expedition will be safer and more enjoyable, since you will be ready to deal with anything you may encounter.