Ah–going camping. It is a wonderful time with nature that makes a great vacation for families, couples or one seeking solitude. Camping is a great way to enjoy being outdoors, but there is a lot to know before you go. To make sure that you have a wonderful time, follow the advice and suggestions below.
Buy a sleeping bag which will suit the weather you will be in. A winter bag for the summer will cause you to sweat all night. The opposite is true as well, a summer bag won’t keep you warm in the winter. You may even subject yourself to hypothermia.
If you are planning any kind of backcountry camping, a must carry item is a fire starter kit. If you are in a survival situation, fire is a way to cook, keep you warm, purify water, and signal for help. Many camping stores sell fire starters that can be used when wet and do not require any fuel. Also, try making fire when you are not in a survival situation so you know you can do it if the need arises.
When you are planning a camping adventure, make sure you pack the appropriate clothing for your trip. Check the weather forecast and bring the clothing that will be needed on your trip. If it is going to be cold, make sure you have the appropriate coats, gloves, and shoes. Remember to also pack a rain poncho no matter what the weather forecast predicts.
Camping can be one of the most fun activities there is. However, without the proper packing and planning, it might be a disaster–in some cases dangerous as well. With the right preparation though, your trip will be fun and exiciting. Plan well and prepare in advance to make the most of your next outdoor vacation!