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Tips To Have A Great Camping Trip

Written By: External Contributors on June 17, 2015 No Comment

You might remember having a blast camping when you were a child, but it can still be a source of fun. With good information, and some advance planning, it can still be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Use this advice to help you!

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. This is really important for people who live in the city. Avoid this by setting up your shelter ahead of time.

Choose a sleeping bag that is seasonally appropriate. If you bring a sub-zero sleeping bag to go camping in mid-summer, you might find that you are sweating all night long. If you use a lightweight sleeping bag during the winter, you can spend your night shivering if it’s cold outside. Using a lighter sleeping bag in the winter could actually lead to you developing hypothermia.

Pick out your sleeping bag according to what season it is. Don’t take a heavy sleeping bag out in the summer, it could make you sweat and be uncomfortable all night long. Also, during the winter, you should bring a sleeping bag that has down or heavy material. Extremely cold weather can bring about frostbite.

Get everyone involved in choosing a campsite. Talk about the state you would like to go to. There are thousands upon thousands of places to choose from. This can get people engaged and ready to go camping.

Be prepared to get dirty. If you’re ready for this, it will bother you less when it happens. Allow yourself to be improper, messy and just “let go” while outside. You can clean up when you get back home.

Bring a survival kit on the trip and keep it on your person all the time. Things to include in your survival pack are a knife, matches that are waterproof, first aid kit, flares and tablets to purify water. Never assume there won’t be any trouble. Anything can happen, and you need these essential items to help save your life if necessary. Carry it at all times.

Don’t be afraid to over-pack for your children. Camping can be a messy affair. Kids are always attracted to dirt. Your kids may become filthy as the day goes on. You can’t avoid the dirt, but some extra clothes will help out. Be sure you’re prepared!

Be sure your insurance policy is up-to-date before leaving for your camping trip. You may need another policy if you’re going to a different state. It is even more critical if you are camping outside of your country. Make sure you have prepared yourself, just in case of an accident.

If you went camping when you were young and wish to do so again, you just need to have the correct information. The information presented within this article can hopefully get your mind going so that you are able to recapture the passion for camping that you once knew.

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