Camping may bring back happy childhood memories and you can create some new memories by planning a relaxing camping trip today. You can still enjoy yourself if you just have the right information and the passion to create a memorable experience. These tips will make your next camping trip a memorable one.
Choose a sleeping bag that is seasonally appropriate. If you bring sub-zero sleeping bags with you in the dead of summer, you will probably sweat all night. On the flip side, bring a sleeping bag meant for summer camping will make you very cold during your winter camping trip. You could even develop hypothermia or frostbite if it’s very cold.
Take along a survival kit and carry it at all times. A first aid kit, matches in a water tight container, a good knife, flares and tablet to purify water are some essentials to include. This kit may just be what helps you to stay alive in case you get lost or something bad happens and you’re stuck outside for longer than planned. Always carry this pack with you instead of leaving it at the campsite.
Do not worry that you have packed too much stuff for the kids. Being out in the wild can result in all sorts of messes. Children love the dirt. Because of this, your children will likely be filthy by the end of the day. While you can’t do much about that, you should have extra clothing on hand. There is nothing like being prepared!
Make sure that you get a tent that is big enough for you and whoever else is going to be inside the tent. You want to make sure that you have enough room in the tent for sleeping quarters and so that each person in the room has enough room.
Take oranges with you as a way to snack in a healthy, convenient way–and as a mosquito repellent that is organic. After you’ve eaten the flesh of the fruit, save all the peels. When you need bug repellant, rub the peels on your skin to repel mosquitos naturally and on the cheap!
Pack the duct tape. Duct tape is good for so many things. This can help to seal and protect your tent and even protect your body.
Before you camp in a new location, you should familiarize yourself with the local dangers and risks. Knowing what poisonous creatures to watch out for, where terrain gets rugged, and when to expect dangerous weather are key to ensuring your safety. Every camping area has different dangers that you should be aware of.
If you are a novice camper, choose a destination close to home for your first trip. You may encounter problems with your equipment, or you may decide to come home early. Novice campers sometimes don’t pack enough food or clothing, which is a problem if they are far away. All sorts of things can happy the first time you go camping. It’s better for mishaps to occur close to home.
If you enjoyed camping when you were younger, you can go again if you really want to. The information presented within this article can hopefully get your mind going so that you are able to recapture the passion for camping that you once knew.