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What You May Not Know About Camping
Camping is a delight to many! It is a fun adventure with nature that offers a wonderful
experience for families, individuals or couples. Camping is an exciting and fun way to
experience nature, but there is a lot of information that you need to know before going. Read
these tips to get the most enjoyment from your camping trip.
Make sure that the sleeping bag you bring camping is right for the weather. 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 pack a lighter summer bag during cold weather
camping, you are going to not get any rest. Packing the wrong sleeping supplies is certainly
uncomfortable, and it might even become dangerous.
Preparation and organization are chief factors to facilitate a great camping trip. Always fully
prepare before you head out on a camping trip. Research the place that you are traveling to,
which will help you to understand the climate and geography.
Camping can be incredibly fun or incredibly dangerous depending on just one factor:
preparation. Prepare fully before going on a camping trip. Find out about the weather, the
wildlife and the terrain of any location that you have not been to before.
If you're bringing kids on your camping trip, over-pack for them. Going camping can get really
dirty. Children seem to be magnetically attracted to dirt. As the day goes on, you may end up
with messy, dirty kids. You can not really prevent it from happening, but you can pack extra
clothes. Be prepared!
Pack a first aid kit. This kit should contain the basics, but should evolve as you change your
camping locations. Species specific antivenom should be packed to protect against animal
To start your fires at camp, use dryer lint as kindling. Several weeks prior to your trip, start
gathering up everything that collects in your lint trap. Keep a simple plastic or ziplock bag
near your dryer to make collecting easier. By doing this, you'll have all the kindling you need.
Whenever you go camping, it's important to remember to bring all of the items you will need
when you arrive at your destination. Forgetting just one or two things could ruin your trip. The
creation of a list of all the things needed and use of that list when packing will be helpful. You
should bring along a knife, food, water, shelter and a sleeping bag.
Flashlights are imperative to bring while camping as there is minimal light in the wilderness.
You'll need these items to help you be able to see after dark, which may be necessary at
times. After all, you don't want to stumble in the dark, or accidentally step on a wild critter. If
you have children with you on your camping trip, a smart thing to do is to give each of them a
Take a few things with you to entertain yourself while you're camping. Bring card and board
games, proper attire for hiking or swimming, books (if you want quiet time) and any fishing or
birding gear that you may need. Take as many entertainment items as you can fit if you are
taking kids on your trip.
As was briefly mentioned, much fun can be had while camping, and you should always keep
the advice shared here in mind. Be sure to use these tips before your next trip. The tips will
ensure a positive experience in the great outdoors. Homepage