Going camping can be an enjoyable experience, but basic preparations and knowledge can keep you comfy and safe. All of the tips given can be used anytime you plan to go camping.
Prior to leaving on your camping adventure, look at the weather forecast in the location your are going to be camping. There are dozens of websites that can tell you about local climates. Armed with the forecast, you can prepare yourself with appropriate clothing and camping gear.
Affirm that your insurance is intact before you leave on your trip. When you travel to camp, you may need to have this updated or add an additional policy. This is especially true if you are traveling out of the country. Be ready for any eventuality.
Bring oranges with you since they are great for snacking and repelling insects. Once you finish your orange, save the peel. Rub it easily on all your exposed skin for a chemical-free bug repellent.
A roll of duct tape is a very important piece of camping equipment. You can use to help seal leaks and rips and hold together important things that break. It can hold your shoes together if they fall apart, and you can even use it in case of emergencies for a temporary bandage or sling.
Take along a specialized pillow or two for camping. If you take along a regular bedroom pillow, it can get hot and sticky when it’s hot outside. Standard pillows will take in moisture and could mold or mildew. Pillows made especially for camping have a protective outer layer that prohibits moisture absorption.
When going camping with kids, explain to them some common camping problems you might run into. Show them pictures of plants that are poisonous so they know not to touch them.
If you are not a seasoned camper, stay close to home. If you have any equipment issues, it is better and easier to cut your trip short when you do not have so far to travel. You may run short of food or need more clothing than you packed. The first time, you should camp at close to home in the event of an emergency.
When you spend time outside, you are going to have a much more fun time if you are prepared. Put the tips you’ve learned here to use the next time you are planning a camping trip and you will ensure that you have a fun, safe, and relaxing time.