If you’ve never gone camping, you are in for a treat. Ending one evening and starting the next day both in the arms of mother nature is an experience that is indescribable. If not knowing what to do to prepare for a camping trip has held you back, this article is perfect for you.
When you go camping, find your shelter before it gets dark. Once it gets dark, it is much harder to find wood for your fire, prepare food, and get your tent ready. Someone who isn’t very familiar with the outdoors can come to harm by placing their tent in an unsafe area due to being unable to see. Don’t get into this situation, look for proper shelter before you get to this point.
Have everyone give their opinion on where you should camp. Talk about the state you wish to see. Since the are so many great options to choose from across the U.S., it might be hard to select only one! If it simplifies things, pick four or five favorites and then give everyone a vote.
When you buy a new tent, set it up completely at home before you take it camping. This will prevent you from having a tent with missing pieces and then you can set it up properly. This will also eliminate some of the frustration associated with setting up a tent.
Pack a survival kit and carry it on you at all times. Must haves include, but aren’t limited to, a knife, matches, a flare gun, and a first aid pack. If you are injured or lose your way, this will give you a greater chance of survival. Always carry it on your person when you venture away from your campsite, or it won’t do you much good. [Read more…]