May 24, 2018

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CAMPING TRIP

Like pretty much any enjoyable activity worth your time and money that involves traveling and sleeping outside your home you have to prepare for your upcoming camping trip. Unlike an adventure trip which you can just wake and go, you can’t do the same with a camping trip because you don’t have the luxury of a hotel accommodation and all the nice things that comes with.

With a camping trip, you have to prepare and plan well in advance to ensure that you have a wonderful time away from home. Here’s how to prepare for a camping trip.

Preparation

You have to adequately prepare for your camping trip if you are to avoid mishaps. You need to pick a camping site and decide on the number of nights you will spend camping. There certain camping grounds that are so popular during the peak that you have to make reservations months before your visit.

If you want to avoid overcrowding you can schedule your trip over the off-peak season or on a weekday when there are less campers instead of over the weekend when everyone is free and looking for a getaway.

Of course, you should also come up with a tentative date for the camping trip.

Camping gear

There is a temptation to pack a lot of items for different ‘just in case’ scenarios you create in your head if you are camping for the very fast time. This will leave you with a huge luggage whose contents you won’t even need for the duration of the camping trip.

Instead of packing clothes for every type of weather including your changing clothes, pack a few ones that can be layered during the cold weather and won on their own during the hot days. If you are going to spend a week camping then pack clothes for three days and wash them to cover the rest of your trip. You will pack less using this method.

For reasons best known to them, tent makers tend to be a little stingy with the tent space and you may want to get a bigger tent that the number of people on the trip. If you are four, get a five-person tent.

Food and drinks

For the ultimate camping experience, get one of the Best Camping Refrigerators to keep your foods fresh and drinks cold. You need to know how to start a fire in order to cook and warm your food.

You also need to keep yourself well hydrated during your camping trip. Not drinking enough water, as some campers are prone, will leave you feeling fatigued and in a foul mood.

Sleeping arrangement

You still need to get enough sleep when you are camping. Sleep deprivation can make it hard for you to control your emotions which can lead to escalations that puts a damper on the whole trip.

Get a comfortable sleeping bag so that you can sleep soundly at night and to also keep you warm. You can alternatively carry an air mattress that you deflate during the day to create more space in the tent.

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