Camping may bring back happy childhood memories and you can create some new memories by planning a relaxing camping trip today. If you have the desire and knowledge, you can still have a good time and a great experience. These tips will make your next camping trip a memorable one.
Pick a type of sleeping bag that happens to be appropriate for the season. You don’t want to sweat all night because you brought a sleeping bag that is suitable for winter in the middle of the summer. On the other hand, if you bring along a light-weight bag in the winter, you may feel like you are freezing to death. In the worst case, you could be putting yourself at risk of getting frostbite or even worse.
While you may count on Mother Nature to have plenty of wood to stoke your campfire, you may encounter only wet wood that won’t burn. Therefore, take some wood with you on your camping trip and store it in a location where it can remain dry.
Pack and carry a survival kit on your person for the entire trip. A first aid kit, matches in a water tight container, a good knife, flares and tablet to purify water are some essentials to include. If you are injured or lose your way, this will give you a greater chance of survival. Keep it with you at all times when you leave your campsite for any reason.
Camping and swimming are a great combination. When camping, you may find you miss your home shower. Cool water can give you a feeling of exhilaration that may help you to miss your shower at home much less.
A surprising tip you may not know about is that the lint from your dryer also doubles as great kindling for your camp fire. A month prior to your trip, start saving the lint you pull from the lint screen in your dryer. You can simply stuff it all into a plastic grocery bag you keep near the dryer. That way, it will be convenient to just grab it at put it in your car at the last minute.
If you are going to tough it out, you can still bring along a little bit of luxury item to add comfort to your camping trip. Something small and lightweight is appropriate, like candy or some cream for coffee. Comforts from home can really spice up the rustic outdoors!
If you’re camping where there is dangerous wildlife, double your food reserves. These precautions include tightly wrapping your foods and storing them away from your tent. You also have to just forgo certain foods entirely. That will reduce the chance of a critter attack.
You need duct tape because it is a versatile, handy tool. It is nearly as useful while camping as it is around the house. Duct tape can be used to repair anything. Use it to enclose a rip in a tent, sleeping bag or weather-proofing tarp you have laid down. You can even put some under your feet before long hikes so that you don’t get blisters. In a pinch, it can even substitute as a bandage.
Make a list and check it twice before packing for your camping excursion. If you have to travel a long way to reach the campsite, this is particularly vital. Pack a day or two before going camping, and check off things on your list as you go along.
You may have enjoyed camping as a kid and want to experience it again as an adult. The keys are knowledge and desire. Get your imagination going with this piece and you will remember the feeling of a great outdoors experience, and want to do it again.