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Written By: External Contributors on January 20, 2013 No Comment

Camping is getting to be a popular pastime because of the amount of exposure it is getting from reality television. You may have been wondering if camping is something that would be fun for you, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about it.

As you prepare for a long camping trip, pack and repack your gear multiple times. Doing this allows you to understand the smartest way to pack everything. The other advantage is that you are going to remember anything you have forgotten.

Include the family in the selection of the campsite. Talk about the state you would like to go to. There are many sites in the country to visit that are nearby and are very beneficial. Narrow down your top choices and let your entire family decide.

Take along some activities you can do inside. There may be bad weather during your trip. If it does rain, you could find yourself stuck inside. That doesn’t have to ruin the trip. Whether you’ll be in a cabin, RV, or tent, make sure you have adequate leisure activities for the case of being stuck indoors.

Food safety should be maintained while you are on your trip. If you bring food, pack them in waterproof containers and airtight re-sealable plastic bags. Also, use insulated coolers. Don’t keep raw and cooked food together, so there is no contamination. Make sure your hands stay clean by washing them with soap and/or using hand sanitizer. Cook all your foods completely, and make sure to chill perishables as soon as possible.

Make sure that your camping packing includes more than enough beverages and food. If you’re camping anywhere that has bears, be sure to store any food far from where you’re sleeping. Burn your garbage so that its odor does not draw bears in.

Bring oranges with you since they are great for snacking and repelling insects. Save the peels when you’re done eating and gently rub them on your face, arms, legs or any other exposed areas, and you keep the pesky bugs away with no harsh chemicals and for a great price!

Pack your camping supplies in advance of your trip. It wouldn’t be good if you forgot something you really need like your sleeping bag or a tent. Check and double check your packing list and make certain that every item has been included.

Leaving firewood for the campers that come after you is a considerate, but not necessary, gesture. Many people arrive later than expected at their campsites and have little time to search for wood by the time they’ve set up camp. A little kindness goes a long ways.

You should now understand that some forethought needs to come into play for camping. However, you are now armed with the knowledge you need to tackle any topics that come up. It is time to go out, relax and have a great time!

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