Individuals across the globe plan camping trips to escape their everyday lives. Unfortunately, if you do not prepare properly, your camping trip may not be as enjoyable as you would like. You can make your next trip ‘smooth sailing’ by applying the tips from the article below.
While it may be that there’s enough wood around to keep a fire going for a long time, some of the wood may be wet and cannot burn no matter what you try. Make sure you bring some of your own dry kindling and make sure it stays in a dry area.
Allow everyone who is going on the trip to have a say about the campsite. One of the things you will want to discuss is which state you would like to visit. There are various options throughout the United States that it may make it hard to pick only one. To make it easy, pick a few that you really like and then have a family vote.
Try to fit swimming into your schedule in some way. When you go camping, you can miss out on things like showers. A swim may help you to not miss the luxury of your shower quite so much.
You can easily start a campfire with lint from the dryer. Begin collecting dryer lint a few weeks before your trip. Simply hang a plastic bag near the dryer and stash the lint in the bag as it collects. The morning of your departure, all you need to do is grab the bag and depart, kindling sorted!
Take oranges with you as a way to snack in a healthy, convenient way–and as a mosquito repellent that is organic. Just keep the peels in a plastic bag after you eat the orange and then use them to rub on your skin as the sun begins to go down. It is a cheap and effective way to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Your camp should always be set up before the sun sets. Choose a parking spot that you feel comfortable with if you are camping in an RV. If you have a tent, find dry, flat ground. Knowing the area around your campsite before it gets dark adds to your camping safety. This can help you see what you are doing and prevent frustration.
Take along a specialized pillow or two for camping. Regular bed pillows can become damp if the weather is wet or humid. These types of pillows are prone to taking in the moisture in the air and can even mold if left in wet conditions for too long. Pillows made especially for camping have a protective outer layer that prohibits moisture absorption.
Camping is great fun for kids if you plan things that they can do. When you are in the woods with nothing around but trees, they may become bored. They probably aren’t used to camping activities such as pitching a tent or fishing. Spend a day teaching them what they need to know before you leave for your trip.
As you know, camping is supposed to be enjoyable. However, if you do not prepare yourself, the trip can quickly turn into a nightmare. Make your next camping experience a success with no foreseen problems by applying your newly found camping knowledge. Just remember to have fun!