So, you are planning a camping trip far away? Does your planning take into account the simple things that can occur on any camping trip? While it’s pretty basic to know how to camp, it still takes a little bit of preparation and skill. You can find some helpful tips below.
It’s imperative that you pitch your tent before the sun goes down. Finding the right spot for your tent, gathering firewood and making dinner are all a lot tougher after darkness settles in. It can be even more difficult for those who are not accustomed to trying to see in complete darkness. Don’t let this happen to you. Look for adequate shelter before it gets this dark.
When purchasing a brand new tent, put it together once at home before going on your camping trip. This allows you to check and see that all the pieces are there and that you know how to assemble your shelter correctly. This can eliminate the frustration of trying to set up your tent in a hurry.
Bring a survival kit on the trip and keep it on your person all the time. In your survival kit, be sure you have waterproof matches, a flare gun, a first aid kit, water-purifying tablets and a knife. Never assume there won’t be any trouble. Anything can happen, and you need these essential items to help save your life if necessary. Remember to carry it with you and do not leave it in your camp.
If you’ve brought the kids along, feed them a “jungle” breakfast. Bring some packaged foods, beverage boxes and even fruits, then tie them to trees near the campsite. Then when your kids get up, let them search for their food. This makes an interesting diversion for them during the trip.
Camping and swimming are a great combination. You may miss the shower at your home when you are camping. Cool water can give you a feeling of exhilaration that may help you to miss your shower at home much less.
Dryer lint makes surprisingly good kindling for starting campfires. In order to have enough lint to start a fire, begin collecting it a month prior to your trip. Keep a simple plastic or ziplock bag near your dryer to make collecting easier. Using this for your kindling will save you time looking for it, and it will work even better than any kindling that you do find.
Now that you’ve gone over this article, it should be understood that camping takes some planning before it can be done. Camping doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal, but there are things you need to prepare for. Put the information you read above to use so that you can have the best time possible.