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The Wilderness Awaits You, Getting Packed For Camping

Written By: External Contributors on February 12, 2013 No Comment

If you enjoyed camping as a child, then you can still enjoy it as an adult. With good information, and some advance planning, it can still be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. The following paragraphs have a number of helpful ideas you can use.

The supplies for your next camping excursion should include a couple rolls of duct tape. A roll of duct tape has a great number of uses on a campsite. This can be used to repair holes in air mattresses. It is also useful for taping up tears in tents, tarps or sleeping bags. Prior to heading off on a long nature hike, place some tape on your heels to avoid blistering. You can even use it to hold on a makeshift bandage.

Duct tape is a great fix-all for camping trips. Tents can get torn and they are hard to fix without having the right material. If your tent has damage, duct tape can be used to fixed it so you do not have to worry about getting wet at night.

Trail mix is a classic snack and for a good reason. Throw a little beef jerky, a few fruits, and you’ve got yourself a full camper’s meal. Nutrient filled snacks can replace the need to cook if you don’t have the means or the energy. These kinds of foods do not spoil quickly, so you can always save them for a later time.

Purchase some pillows that are made for camping prior to going on your trip. Your standard pillow that you have at home will not be comfortable if the conditions become humid. The tend to absorb ambient moisture and grow mildew as well. Camping pillows do not have these problems.

While reading a book or listening to music are wonderful things that let you relax outdoors, don’t overlook the beautiful scenery surrounding you. Bask in the starlight or explore the pristine wooded trails. The scenery will instantly give you a relaxing feeling.

Keep water purification tablets packed when going on a camping trip. Even if you bring plenty of water you may run out or have an emergency that requires more water, fast. Try the tablets at home so you know how they will taste. You don’t want to become dehydrated while camping because you can’t stand the taste of the water.

When bringing your pet along on a camping trip, make sure that you have everything they will need. Even if your pet is not usually crated, make sure to have one handy to protect your friend from animals in the wild. It is advisable to also pack a leash. Also, be sure that their immunizations are current so they are not at risk of becoming ill. Bring along plenty of clean water and food, as well as bowls for your pet to eat & drink from. You must clean up after them and properly dispose of their waste.

Every camper should remember to pack toilet paper and baby wipes. You could certainly use leaves, but that is an unnecessary inconvenience as long as you plan in advance.

Using good information, you can relive your old childhood camping memories. Use the information in this article to give you ideas and advice on going camping now. Make memories with your children and friends in the great outdoors.

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