Are you ready to learn about camping? A camping trip is a great opportunity to share an adventure with your friends or family. Use the tips that follow to extract the most value from your camping experience.
When you buy a new tent, always set it up at home once before taking it camping. That way, you can make sure you have everything you need to set up the tent, including knowledge of how to do it properly. This will also allow you to feel more comfortable about setting up the tent later.
Dryer lint makes surprisingly good kindling for starting campfires. A month prior to your trip, start saving the lint you pull from the lint screen in your dryer. Simply use a plastic grocery sack to collect each new crop of lint. That way, it will be convenient to just grab it at put it in your car at the last minute.
Pack oranges on your camping trip for nutritious and convenient snacking as well as organic mosquito repellant. Enjoy the oranges and then rub the inside of the peel on any exposed skin to keep insects at bay.
Camp needs to be set up before night begins. If you driving an RV, you should locate a safe parking spot. When forming your tent, find a spot that is level and dry. Getting your camp set up before dark will give you time to get to know your campsite and surrounding area. It will also save some time and frustration since you will be able to see better.
Before camping, get some camping pillows. Standard pillows can get hot and sticky in humid weather. They may also get mildew from all the moisture outside. Camping pillows are specially coated to prevent moisture absorption.
Bring all necessary camping gear with you prior to going on your trip. You certainly don’t want to forget something important like your sleeping bag or tent. Double check the items you want to take and make a check list before you leave to make sure that you bring everything with you.
Should you decide to bring your dog, pack a long leash and prepare everyone to keep careful watch on the pet. Some people are afraid of dogs. You should keep that in mind while you are on your camping trip. Furthermore, dogs could cause a lot of damage to your campsite, or someone else’s, if they are not properly supervised.
Take along things to do while you are in the wild. Card games, fishing poles or games like a scavenger hunt can be very entertaining in the wild. Take as many entertainment items as you can fit if you are taking kids on your trip.
Are you the proud owner of your first tent and a beginner at the art of camping? Before you take it on your first trip, practice setting up your tent. This will ensure that you understand how the tent is to be set up and taken down. With this practice under your belt, your tent will go up much quicker and have you sheltered before night falls.
Try to refrain from draining your flashlight when camping. It can be really easy to inadvertently press the “on” switch on your flashlight when jostling through a bag of camping equipment. To prevent this from draining the batteries, store the batteries in the flashlight backwards until you need to use it. This will ensure they do not drain if the flashlight is accidentally turned on.
Now that you’ve been introduced to the basics of camping, you should be more confident in your knowledge when you head out on your first trip. Camping is a worthwhile activity when you have the right knowledge. Now go out and enjoy yourself.