Go On A Camping Trip With These Helpful Tips

September 7th, 2020 by

Camping Tips

Camping in the great outdoors sounds like a fun experience in theory. But there’s a bit more to it than just grabbing a tent and heading out into the woods. In order to have a fun, safe, and memorable camping trip, you’ll appreciate a few helpful tips. Read on and we’ll let you in on them!

Tent Camping Essentials

One common mistake rookies often make is over- or under-packing for your camping trip. The last thing you want is to end up lugging around things you’ll never need or missing an essential or two. Here’s a checklist of some tent-camping “musts,” so you’ll be just prepared enough to enjoy yourself.

  • Tent or tents (with enough space to accommodate everyone in your party)
  • Air mattress and sleeping bags
  • Cookstove and cooking utensils
  • Flashlights with batteries and a first aid kit
  • An ax to chop up wood for a fire, plus matches or flint
  • A cooler filled with ice and any food that needs to be kept cold

You’ll also want to make sure to dress for the weather. Check the forecast before you set out and make sure you’re prepared with rain gear or warmer clothing as needed.

Safety First

There’s no quicker way to derail a camping trip than by not being prepared when an accident or emergency arises. But with a little forethought, you can be ready to gamely handle any problem that comes your way. That’s why the first aid kit we mentioned in your packing list is so crucial. Beyond that, there are other safety measures to keep in mind, mostly regarding safe food storage to avoid attracting bears and other potentially dangerous wildlife.

  • Keep your campsite neat, tidy, and clear of all food items.
  • Make your tent a no-food zone – including toothpaste and toothbrush, which can also attract animals.
  • Keep all food packed safely away in your car. If you’re camping too far from your vehicle, put all food in a bag and hang it from a tree.
  • Observe food safety rules by washing your hands frequently and keeping perishable food on ice.

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