Camping has become a popular pastime, thanks in part to all the reality shows depicting outdoor activities. If you want to spend some time outside for fun and relaxation, keep reading for how to do it right.
When you go camping, you wand to find shelter before the sun goes down. When night falls, making food, finding wood, and pitching your tent can be very difficult. This is particularly true for anyone accustomed to city living and unfamiliar with pitch dark woods. Avoid this by setting up your shelter ahead of time.
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. It’s always a good idea to take along some wood of your own and keep it in a dry place.
Consider having a “jungle breakfast” if you are on a camping trip with children. Bring several, small boxes of easy-to-fix foods, such as cereals, fruits, snacks, and other quick, yet healthy, meals. When they wake up, they’ll have to search the “jungle” for breakfast. It’s a great way to add a little magic to the camping experience.
Keep a kerchief or bandanna close at hand. A bandana is very versatile and can be used as a blotter, potholder, mini-bag and more. Because there are so many versatile uses for them, bringing one or two on each camping trip is a good idea.
Just the smallest luxuries can really brighten your camping trip. Bring an interesting book, some luxurious candy or even a nice fluffy pillow. Don’t bring any items that are heavy, though. Having these luxuries available can help lift your mood.
Kids love to camp, but make sure you plan activities for them. Kids can easily get bored if you are in the woods for a long time. They probably aren’t used to fishing or campfires. Consider introducing your kids to these things in advance of your trip so they know how to do them and view them as fun.
Bringing a dog on your camping trip is fine as long as you bring a leash and keep a close eye on them. Many folks are scared of dogs. You must show respect for others when you camp. Also, dogs can cause damage if you let them run free, so be sure to keep control of them at all times.
Make sure that you take some activity equipment with you. Fishing poles, card games and even a scavenger hunt list will make great entertainment in the woods. If kids are coming along for the trip, take even more entertainment with you to keep them from getting bored without their electronics.
As you can see, there are quite a few things to think about when it comes to camping. Now, you should have the information you need to handle the basics. Since you know more, you can sit back and focus on relaxing while you are camping.