You may be familiar with camping from doing it as a child, but it is not something reserved for just children. If you have both passion and knowledge, you can create an enjoyable, memorable camping experience. These suggestions will help.
It is always a smart idea to look into what the weather is going to be like, before going camping. The Internet is a great resource for finding weather related information for the area you will be camping in. If you have the correct weather information, you will be better prepared with proper equipment and clothing.
Bring along a sleeping bag appropriate for the season. A sleep bag designed for winter camping would make you sweat during 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. Hypothermia can be experienced, as well.
Read up on your medical insurance. You may need additional coverage in case you have an accident in a different state. This is very important if you will be camping in a foreign country. Be sure to be properly prepared!
Consider having a “jungle breakfast” if you are on a camping trip with children. To do this, tie cereal and juice boxes to trees so that your kids have to hunt for their breakfest. When they wake up, they’ll have to search the “jungle” for breakfast. It adds some fun to camping.
While it may be that there’s enough wood around to keep a fire going for a long time, some of the wood may be wet and cannot burn no matter what you try. It is good planning to take your own wood with you and store it where it is dry.
Try using dryer lint to help you start your campfire. Start collecting the lint from your dryer’s filter about a month before you go on your trip. Keep a used grocery bag on your laundry room door to collect the lint. Just grab your bag of dryer lint and go on camping day.
If you’re going to be taking your children camping, attend a first-aid course. In case of an accident, you will know what to do until medical help arrives. Be sure to research beforehand. You should be aware of the poisonous snakes, wild animals, etc., that inhabit the area.
If you are going camping, be sure to have a first aid kit. You may need different supplies, depending on where you will be, but there are certain things that you should always have. Having extras like anti-venom is a good defense for certain kinds of wildlife.
Ensure that you pack everything that you will need before leaving for a camping trip. You never want to forget something important, like a tent or your sleeping bag. Use a check list that you can use to double check, to be sure that you have everything before you leave home.
Dryer lint can make great kindling for creating campfires. Collect the lint in your dryer and store it in a bag a few weeks before you go camping to prepare for this. Keep a used grocery bag on your laundry room door to collect the lint. That way, it will be convenient to just grab it at put it in your car at the last minute.
With just a little bit of advice, you can relive the wonderful childhood memories of those exciting camping trips of yesterday. Use this article to capture that feeling of camping that you once had when you were younger.