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Make Your Next Camping Trip More Fun With This Advice

Written By: External Contributors on July 28, 2015 No Comment

So many people love the beauty of the outdoors. With that said, there is a lot that you can do to prepare yourself properly so that you have the best experience possible. By taking time to learn from the advice below, your upcoming trip can become the best trip you’ve ever had.

Though you may believe that there will be sufficient wood lying around for your fire, you may only be able to find wet lumber that does not easily burn. Bringing your own wood never hurts, especially when things are a little wet and you know a fire will be needed.

Anytime you buy a tent, be sure to practice setting it up and taking it down in your backyard prior to actually camping. That way, you will know that the tent is complete and will understand the assembly process. A little practice can eliminate the frustration of setting up a new piece of camping equipment.

Attend a class in first aid; this is a really good idea if you are camping with children. You will be prepared for any accidents that may occur and can survive until you reach professional medical care. Also, do your research. Know the types of wild animals that inhabit the woods and gain understanding of any poisonous snakes or plants nearby.

Before camping, check out your medical insurance to affirm that it is intact. If you go to another state, you may have to have another policy. This can be especially important if you leave the country on your trip, such as camping across the border in Canada. Semper paratus doesn’t just apply to the military! Be prepared!

Ensure that your tent is large enough for all of the potential occupants. This will make it easy for you all to have a comfortable time sleeping, and moving around in the middle of the night when nature calls for people.

If you’ve brought the kids along, feed them a “jungle” breakfast. Tie juice boxes, tiny boxes of cereal and fruit to trees in the woods. Let the kids go out hunt for their breakfast. This makes the trip even more magical for kids.

Be sure to bring a supply of oranges with you on your trip; they are both healthy and keep mosquitoes away. After you’ve enjoyed the orange, keep all the peels. If the mosquitoes are swarming, rub the peels over your body to keep them at bay.

Pack a first aid kit. There may be different items in it depending on your camping location, but there are some things that should be in any kit. Take precautions for wildlife too, so keep some anti-venom on hand.

Don’t forget to include special pillows made just for camping on your adventure. Since standard pillows can pick up a lot of humidity, debris or even creepy-crawlers, leave them safely at home. Mildew can grow in it when they absorb the moisture from the air. Camping pillows are covered with a special coating that keeps moisture at bay.

Bring all of the essentials that you will need while camping. If you forget a few things, your trip may just get ruined. It is best to create a list a few weeks before your trip and to use it while packing. You need to include things like; hand sanitizer, fire starters, utility knife, water, tarps, sleeping bags, tents and prepared foods.

Take a luxury item with you when camping. Try bringing something portable and lightweight, like a candy bar or some cream for your coffee. These small luxuries can really brighten your spirits!

For those with the right knowledge, there is nothing more enjoyable than camping. While camping isn’t hard, it’s important to have basic knowledge about it so that the trip can go smoothly. Keep what you have learned above close to you when you’re preparing to camp, and you’ll be prepared to have a fun time.

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