Are you thinking about packing everything up and going for a trip out into the wilderness? Whether you’re staying for a night or planning a week away, you need to plan. The following advice can make any camping trip more relaxing and fun.
Never assume that you will find enough wood to burn, because rain can change that in an instant. Bringing some extra wood in a watertight wrapping is a smart idea for camping success.
Ask family or friends who are camping with you for their input on your camping location. Think about where it is you want to go. There are many sites in the country to visit that are nearby and are very beneficial. If it simplifies things, pick four or five favorites and then give everyone a vote.
Take along a survival kit and carry it at all times. A survival kit should consist of matches, first aid necessities a flare gun and a knife. This kit could be the difference between life and death. Be sure to bring it with you whenever you leave your campsite.
Make sure your tent is of ample size. That makes it easier for everyone to have a comfy time while they’re asleep and moving around when they have to get up in the dead of night.
The difference between a fun camping trip and a dangerous one? Preparation. It is a bad idea to go camping unprepared. Research the area you are planning on camping at.
If you’ve brought the kids along, feed them a “jungle” breakfast. You can tie small food and drink boxes into the trees. Then your kids can go out searching for their own breakfast. It’s a fun way to make camping a little more exciting for the children.
Dryer lint makes wonderful kindling to start your campfires with. Before you go camping, start saving lint from the dryer’s filter. Keep a simple plastic or ziplock bag near your dryer to make collecting easier. Doing this means you can just snag your kindling on the way out the door the morning your trip starts.
The information in the article above is just what you need to start planning a great camping trip. Many of the same preparations are required for an overnight stay as are needed for a longer trip. When you start your planning this very day for your next trip, you will camp then appreciating your preparations.