Picture yourself cozying up to a warm campfire, smores in hand.
As winter creeps closer, it’s time to get your camping fix. Whether you love hiking, fishing, or wildlife, camping is the perfect retreat.
Clome closer outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. Below are five great camping trip tips for you!
Choose a Campground
Choosing the location and type of campground you want is the first step in planning your trip.
Are you looking for a more luxurious experience with running water and air conditioning? Opt for an RV. If you want a challenging adventure, try backpacking.
When choosing your location, you’ll want to decide how far you want to travel and how long you want to stay. It might be worthwhile to road trip across the country, stopping at America’s beautiful national parks.
Finding a local campground can be just as rewarding. If you only have a weekend, this might be the better option.
Hiking, rafting, horseback riding, or mini-golf?
You can find all of these and more depending on where you choose to camp. In 2017, some of the more popular camping activities included hiking, fishing, and cooking.
Be sure and choose a site that has the activities you’re looking for.
Pack Your Gear
You don’t want to arrive at the campground to find you forgot your flashlight.
Preparing a comprehensive gear packing list is one of the most crucial parts of camp planning. Of course, you’ll need basics like your tent, matches, and clothes. But, don’t forget the fun items like books, toys, and games!
For RV campers, remember to bring the proper adapters and hoses. Backpackers should be conscious of how much weight they’re packing on the trail. When in doubt, there are plenty of great online camping trip checklists.
Plan Your Meals
What’s better than a hard-earned meal over an open fire?
From classic hotdogs to camping grillades and grits, there are endless options for delicious campfire meals. If you choose to stay in an RV or cabin, you also have the option of using a stove.
Regardless of how intensive you want your camp cooking, you should always plan your meals beforehand.
Brush up on Your Survival Skills
Whether you’re a first-time camper or outdoors veteran, you should have a basic grasp of survival skills.
You never know what can happen in the woods. The more primitive you camp, the higher the risk.
Always tell someone your itinerary and carry a survival kit with you. Brush up on your knowledge by reading a survival guide and prepare well in advance for your trip.
Get Ready for Your Camping Trip
Cooler packed with hotdogs and steaks? Campsite booked and kids rearing to go?
Then what are you waiting for? If you’ve read the tips above and are ready for your camping trip adventure, then it’s time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!
Camping is the perfect break from a busy world, and you deserve it. For more travel advice, check out the rest of our blog!