Camping Tips for the Happy Camper
It’s always important to do a little research about camping before setting off on your trip. Whether you’re off to the RV storage center to get that toy hauler, or packing the family wagon with gear, there are so many different things that can happen while you are out there. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared, and can save you a lot of trouble. Here is some advice to help you have the best camping trip possible.
- When camping, be sure to locate a shelter before dark if you’re sleeping outdoors. Once the sky becomes dark, finding a good spot for your tent, necessary firewood and food preparation become near impossible. This is even more true for city folks whose eyes are not used to the pitch black. Do not wind up in this position. Seek shelter and make camp for the night well before darkness sets in.
- When packing for your camping trip, make sure to pack either a pair of flip flops or water shoes. These will come in handy in and around the campground. For instance, if you are staying in a campground that has bathroom facilities and you plan on taking a shower, you need to wear shoes in the shower to protect your feet from foot fungus.
- Purchase a quality tent. It can be tempting to score a good deal on a tent, but you want to find something that can hold both you, your family members and your belongings. Try visiting a store that specializes in outdoor gear. They tend to have well-made products that will last for a while.
- When it comes to food, bring only what you need on a camping trip. Extra food out in the wilderness is a calling card for wild animals to come visiting your campground. If you do find that you have additional food, tie it up in cloth and handg it as high as you can in a tree away from your immediate campground. This will help keep you from unwanted animal introductions.
- Don’t worry about over-packing for the kids. Camping is messy. Kids love the dirt. That all means that you will have very dirty children as the day progresses. While you can’t do much about that, you should have extra clothing on hand. There is nothing like being prepared!
- Before leaving on a camping trip, check the forecast for your destination. This can give you an idea of what you will be experiencing on your trip. If you have the correct weather information, you will be better prepared with proper equipment and clothing.
- Make sure you are aware of what hospitals are close to your campsite and how to get to them. While you don’t want to think about anything bad happening on your trip, it is a possibility. Certain injuries will necessitate a visit to the doctor, so it is best to know where to go before something happens, and you are in panic mode.
- Dryer lint is a great item to bring if you are trying to start a campfire. Start collecting it in advance of your trip. Place the lint you normally throw in the trash in a plastic bag to take with you. Your kindling will be ready for you to grab on the way out the door for your trip.
As you can see, camping isn’t as easy as just setting up a tent or scooping up the ol’ RV at the nearby RV storage lot. There are plenty of other things to think about as well. Now that you’re more knowledgeable about camping, you should have no trouble coming up with a plan to make your camping trip go off without a hitch. Need RV storage? Check out Staley RV Storage.