Are you thinking about packing everything up and going for a trip out into the wilderness? You must properly plan your trip, even if you spend one day or a week in the outdoors. You can find everything you need to know about planning a trip that will be safe and fun in the article below.
Leave no trace of your outing at your campsite, for environmental reasons and as a courtesy to park officials who clean up and the next camping crew. Make sure all trash is picked up, you refill holes you may have dug and of course, that your campfire is completely out!
If you have little ones camping with you, pack a few art supplies. When you get to your site, show them how to do leaf rubbings. There are always a variety of leaves in all shapes and sizes, so trying them all out will take a while. The kids will be happy and you will have some peace and quiet while you relax and watch them.
Camping is definitely a fun time, but there might also be uninvited guests at your campsite. Who are these guests? Bugs! This is their environment and they like camping, too. Make sure you have bugged repellent with you to tell them to stay at their own campsite or to go visit other campers who weren’t quite as prepared as you were.
When you pack up your camp site to go home, leave a few logs and some kindling for the next camping group that comes along. If you have ever arrived at your site after dark, you know how tough it can be to find firewood! It’s a very nice pay-it-forward gesture that will probably help out more than you can imagine.
Figure out your new gear before you go camping. The practice does really help. No one wants to get to the campground, only to find out that they don’t know how to use something or set up their own tent. Practice with your new gear before you ever set foot on the campground.
Research any potential campground well. They all have different amenities. Some may have showers and bathrooms, while others may not. There are even a few campgrounds that are quite fancy, with onsite miniature golf games or water parks. You may not need or want all that, so figure it out ahead of time so that you are not disappointed when you get there.
Attend a class in first aid; this is a really good idea if you are camping with children. If an accident occurs, you’ll need to know what you need to better the situation until you can receive medical attention. You should also research the area you plan on camping in. You should be aware of the poisonous snakes, wild animals, etc., that inhabit the area.
Do you feel more prepared to go camping? No matter how long your trip will be, there are some essentials that must be planned before you go. Make use of your research and start planning for your camping trip today.