Whether you’re having a camp out with your kids in the backyard or you’re up in the mountains, being prepared will make the adventure much more memorable. The tips and advice below can provide you with a bit of inspiration as you prepare for your outdoor adventure. The information you find will no doubt be useful on your trip.
It is important to establish and set up your shelter before the sun goes down. Once blackness falls out there in the woods, it can be extremely difficult to pitch a tent, find good firewood and prepare food. This is particularly the case for city slickers who are unaccustomed to darkness. Avoid being in that position; find good shelter before the sun goes down.
While it may be that there’s enough wood around to keep a fire going for a long time, some of the wood may be wet and cannot burn no matter what you try. It is good planning to take your own wood with you and store it where it is dry.
When going camping you need to ensure that the tent you build can easily hold you and anybody else that comes along. 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.
Set up a “jungle breakfast” when you are camping with your kids. Use serving sized boxes of cereal, pieces of fruit and juice boxes and tie them to trees near your campsite. Make your children “hunt” them in the wild; like a great outdoorsman. It adds some fun to camping.
You can use dryer lint as a kindling to start a campfire with. Start collecting lint from the filter in your tumble dryer several weeks before your camping adventure. Just hang a grocery bag next to your dryer and stuff the lint into the bag. Using this for your kindling will save you time looking for it, and it will work even better than any kindling that you do find.
Even when you’re trying to get away from the luxuries of life, it can help to bring something nice on your camping trip. Try bringing something portable and lightweight, like a candy bar or some cream for your coffee. You can really feel good on your trip when you bring these food items.
Be sure you set up camp before nighttime comes around. When traveling in an RV, locate a safe parking area. When you find a camping area, make sure that your tent is pitched on a flat area that isn’t near any unsafe ledges. If you do this before dark, you can become accustomed to the area around you. You will have an easier time seeing the task a hand, preventing frustration from setting in.
Clearly, camping is an activity that can be enjoyed by virtually everyone. Apply the tips found above, and you will have what it takes to create a camping adventure that appeals to all. Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty that nature has bestowed on you.