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Many people are drawn to outdoors experiences like iron filings are drawn to a magnet. With that said, there is a lot that you can do to prepare yourself properly so that you have the best experience possible. These tips could mean the difference between another boring camping trip and the experience of a lifetime.

Make sure your sleeping bag is right for the weather. If you’re camping in the heat of summer, a sub-zero bag just isn’t comfortable or appropriate. Also, during the winter, you should bring a sleeping bag that has down or heavy material. You may even risk hypothermia.

Always find your shelter before it gets dark when you go camping. Once things go dark, you will find it very hard to erect a tent, locate wood and cook a meal. Someone who isn’t very familiar with the outdoors can come to harm by placing their tent in an unsafe area due to being unable to see. Try to avoid setting up after the sun sets.

Never assume that you will find enough wood to burn, because rain can change that in an instant. Make sure you bring some of your own dry kindling and make sure it stays in a dry area.

Always keep a close eye on yourself, your family, and your possessions; as they will all get a little dirty. If you are mentally prepared for this experience ahead of time, you can relieve the cause for a lot of stress when it does happen. Then, you can be as messy as you want, without worry of getting dirty. You can always clean up, and be “normal” when you return home.

Do not hesitate to pack too much for your kids. Camping can be messy. Kids simply love to get dirty. As they go about enjoying the natural surroundings, you may find that dirt is added to dirt. While you can’t do much about that, you should have extra clothing on hand. Be ready for anything.

Take the tent into your yard and set it up before you go on your camping trip. This helps you learn to put up your tent and make sure there aren’t missing pieces. This can eliminate the aggravation felt when setting up your tent.

Take along a survival kit and carry it at all times. You should have a bandanna (to use as a sling or tourniquet), wound coverings, something to use for sprains, matches, a knife, tablets to purify water and a compass in your kit. You may find that this kit makes the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. Remember to carry it with you and do not leave it in your camp.

Set up a “jungle breakfast” when you are camping with your kids. Tie fruit, juice boxes, and small boxes of cereal to trees. Let younger children wake up and hunt for their breakfast. The kids will love it.

When choosing a tent, pick one that has plenty of room for you and all of your camping companions. This will ensure you are able to comfortably move around without disturbing people you are sharing your tent with.

Kids might enjoy a camping activity called the “jungle breakfast.” You can tie small food and drink boxes into the trees. Then, when the kids wake up, have them go and “hunt” for their breakfast. This is a fun game for the kids and makes their camping experience more interesting.

The lint from your dryer’s lint filter will help you start a campfire. Collect your dryer lint about a month before you go camping. An easy way to remember to save up your lint is to keep a plastic bag near your dryer as a reminder. The morning of your departure, all you need to do is grab the bag and depart, kindling sorted!

Camping is a simple pleasure in life for those that understand the proper way to do it. If you want to have a successful camping trip, a little bit of research and planning are necessary. If you keep the advice featured in this article in the forefront of your mind, you are only a few steps away from erecting your own tent and enjoying the camping adventure of a lifetime.

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