One of the best ways to have fun outdoors and enjoy all the nature has to offer is by going camping. However, it is not enough to just head out into the woods without knowing what you are doing. By remembering the following advice, your next camping trip can be one to remember.
A good multi-purpose tool needs to be part of your camping gear. There are two kinds to bring. First is the saw/hammer/axe 3-in-1 tool to use for firewood and other chores. The other is the standard multi-purpose tool with a variety of tools on it like a can opener, tweezers, scissors, and a knife.
Pre-cool your ice chest by filling it with loads of ice, at least six hours prior to departure. When you are about to leave, pack up your refrigerated cooled drinks and block ice, not cubed. Popping room temp beverages will take up valuable ice-life, and the cubes will melt much quicker than a block!
If you’d like to prevent mosquito bites, but want to avoid using harsh chemicals, use an orange peel instead. Rub the orange peel over exposed areas of the skin, such as the neck, arms, face and legs to naturally repel mosquitoes. Not only will the orange peels feel better on your skin than traditional repelling chemicals, but they will smell better, too!
For an exciting twist on the morning meal while camping with your kids, get up early and prepare a “jungle breakfast”. Tie juice boxes, tiny boxes of cereal and fruit to trees in the woods. Make your children “hunt” them in the wild; like a great outdoorsman. This is a wonderful way to add fun to their camping enjoyment.
Bring enough food and snack items to last you throughout the whole trip. You don’t want to spend your time going to get food every meal, enjoy yourself while you are camping. Bring cereal, hot dogs, and all of your other favorite food items that will fuel you throughout your trip.
Bring a first aid kit. Camping is fun. It can also be a bit dangerous. Always be prepared. Small scrapes and rashes can be especially common out in nature. Bring along an emergency first aid kit full of anything you might need. You’ll be happy you did if something goes wrong.
When you are camping, you should never eat anything unless you are absolutely certain of what it is. There is nothing worse than a strong case of stomach problems when you are far away from both medical attention and a toilet. It is recommended to only eat food that you bring.
If you bring your dog with you on your trip, make sure they are on a leash and that you watch them carefully. Other campers may not like dogs, or could even be afraid of them. It is essential to respect the feelings of your fellow campers. You do not want then to ruin anyone’s campsite due to lack of supervision.
Pack some duct tape next time you embark on a camping trip. Just as it has myriad uses around the house, you can use it for a variety of needs in the woods, too. You can use it to repair a hole in an air mattress. It can also seal rips in tarps, a sleeping bag, or the tent. Prior to heading off on a long nature hike, place some tape on your heels to avoid blistering. In a pinch, it can even serve as a bandage for injuries.
Once you know what you are doing, it is a lot easier to have fun on your next camping trip. By arming yourself with some basic advice, you can avoid common mistakes and just focus on enjoying yourself. Just remember the tips from this article to have a great time camping.