Many people think that camping means insect bites, food rations and sitting around with nothing to do. This is not how it has to be. You can avoid bugs, eat well and have a wonderful time, if you plan well. Read on to find out more.
Search out shelter before the sun sets when you are camping. Once the sky becomes dark, finding a good spot for your tent, necessary firewood and food preparation become near impossible. This is even more true if you’re accustomed to city life, and your eyes haven’t adjusted to the darkness of the woods. Avoid being in that position; find good shelter before the sun goes down.
Try to camp near water, where you can also enjoy swimming. You are probably going to miss the shower you have at home while camping. Cool water will make you feel clean and fresh, so you may not miss your shower at all.
Your camp should be set up before nightfall. Look for a safe parking place if you are camping in an RV. Find a flat, dry piece of ground if you’re pitching a tent. If you do it before nighttime, it is easier to get familiar with the area. This will also let you avoid the frustration of doing it when it’s not at easy to see what you are doing.
Duct tape is a handy tool to carry when you are camping. You can use it to repair holes in tents, inflatables, shoes and just about anything else you can think of.
Make sure to pack plenty of food, and pack the right kind too. Depending on how long you’re planning to be camping, it’s important to have things that won’t go bad during the trip. Just a little food poisoning can turn a camping trip upside down. Prepare your food properly and research any precautions you need to take.
If a pet accompanies you to the campground, do not just let him or her run free. Many people are fearful of pets – especially large dogs. You must consider them when you are camping, too. Also, dogs can damage your campsite or another person’s campsite if they’re not watched carefully.
If this your first time going on a camping trip? Give your tent a test run before you set out to pitch it in your first camp site in the wild. By doing so, you will know that the equipment is all included, and you will be familiar with the process of pitching it. That way, you can get things done rapidly once you get to the campsite.
As you now realize, camping can be one of most exciting experiences for you and your family. Use these tips for guidance when planning your upcoming camping trip. That way, you’ll be able to avoid the camping pitfalls and enjoy all the good things about it.