Are you thinking about packing your things and going camping? No matter whether you just want to go for a day hike or spend weeks outdoors, you need to plan ahead. This information that follows can help you relax during your camping trip so that you and everyone can enjoy their stay.
Although it is not an essential part of your back country camping gear, a machete is something that you may consider packing depending on where you are going. It is a very versatile tool in the wilderness. You can cut a trail, hack bamboo and vines for shelter, cut coconuts for water, chop firewood, and even use it as protection against wild animals.
When you are camping, a necessity for your gear is a survival knife. This is the most important part of your camping gear. Buy a high quality survival knife, not just the cheapest you can find, your life may depend on it. These knives are all very similar; they have a long blade serrated on one side and a hollow handle. Inside the handle you can carry fishing line, hooks, a compass, and matches as a small survival kit.
All participants should have a say in where you go camping. Talk about the state you would like to go to. There are millions of options just in the United States, and it can sometimes be difficult to choose the perfect one! To make it easy, pick a few that you really like and then have a family vote.
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.
Bring supplies for ‘Smores. ‘Smores are an integral part of any camping trip. Simply pack graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Toast the marshmallows, then make it the filling to a graham cracker/chocolate sandwich. When you have a ‘Smore, you will want ‘some more’–bring enough for everyone to have at least two of them!
When it is time for you to go to sleep, it is a good idea to put the coolers that you brought along into your vehicle. Bears have become quite savvy these days and have figured out that these coolers usually carry food items and this will attract them to your campsite.
Even in a remote site where you plan on roughing it, you can enhance your camping trip with a small piece of luxury. Bring a lightweight, easy-to-carry item like good chocolate, cream for coffee or another reminder of home with you. Small luxuries can make enduring a camping trip easier.
Do not forget to pack duct tape for your camping trip so that it can solve neraly any problem! It can fix so many different things, holes, leaks and just about anything else that arises.
Bring some plastic totes or canisters with you when you go camping so you can store any food products you have opened. This will keep any critters from swarming around your campsite and it will also keep various wildlife from being attracted to whatever it is you have in there.
Now that you have read the above information, you should be better equipped to make your plan. Most of the things you need for a week or also necessary for overnight trips. Start planning now, and soon you’ll be on your way to your own memorable camping trip.