People often think of escaping from the stress and worries of regular life by planning a fun camping trip. If you don’t prepare correctly your trip can end up being a disaster. Keep reading to make sure you have a successful camping trip.
Bring along a sleeping bag appropriate for the season. Make sure that your sleeping bags in the summer are not too heavy. The reverse is also true. Using a light, cool sleeping bag in the middle of winter will keep you very cold. You may even get hypothermia.
Preparation and organization are chief factors to facilitate a great camping trip. It is a bad idea to go camping unprepared. Research the area you are planning on camping at.
Try to add an activity having to do with swimming to your camping trip if at all possible. Camping can make you miss your shower. You’ll feel much cleaner by swimming in cool water. Therefore, you aren’t going to miss your home shower as much.
To start your fires at camp, use dryer lint as kindling. A month before your camping trip, begin collecting the lint from your dryer’s lint filter. Keep a plastic bag right next to the dryer and put the lint in there. Just grab your bag of dryer lint and go on camping day.
Duct tape is the cure-all for many mishaps in camping. It is great for patching your tent, repairing your shoes, fixing your insect netting and various other tasks.
Camping is great fun for kids if you plan things that they can do. Your kids may start to get bored when you are out in the woods. They may never have had a chance to set up a tent or catch a fish. If they have not spent much time outdoors, show them the basics before you leave.
Most of the time, camping is fun. However, proper preparation is key. Use the tips above to be sure your trip goes according to plan. Most importantly, however, remember to have fun!