For many people, camping is a great time to relax and reconnect with nature. To go camping all you need is a spot and some knowledge. In this article are many valuable tips for helping you to have an enjoyable camping experience. So, continue reading!
A great item to put in your camping backpack when going in the back country is a Ziploc bag filled with dryer lint. There is no better fire starting material than dryer lint. It will hold a spark and get your fire going quickly and efficiently. Dryer lint takes up almost no space in your pack and is very light weight.
If you have little ones camping with you, pack a few art supplies. When you get to your site, show them how to do leaf rubbings. There are always a variety of leaves in all shapes and sizes, so trying them all out will take a while. The kids will be happy and you will have some peace and quiet while you relax and watch them.
Figure out your new gear before you go camping. The practice does really help. No one wants to get to the campground, only to find out that they don’t know how to use something or set up their own tent. Practice with your new gear before you ever set foot on the campground.
You can make tasty meals even when you are camping. You do not necessarily need to eat just franks and beans or hamburgers. Pack a box with herbs and spices, olive oil, brown sugar or whatever else you like. You can fix meals that have flavor even when you are “roughing” it.
A ‘jungle breakfast’ can be a great activity for the kids. Take smaller boxes of cereal, small cups of fruit and juice boxes away from your site and tie them up to treas. Let younger children wake up and hunt for their breakfast. This will add some adventure and fun to their day.
Get a sleeping bag that is warm enough. This is important. Even if you go camping in the summertime, nights can get very cold out in the wild. There are sleeping bags promising protection from varying cold temperatures; it is a good idea to opt for as low a temperature as you can find.
The lint from the dryer actually is great to help start campfires. A month prior to your trip, start saving the lint you pull from the lint screen in your dryer. Simply use a plastic grocery sack to collect each new crop of lint. That technique lets you simply grab the kindling you’ll use right before you go on your trip.
If you are going to tough it out, you can still bring along a little bit of luxury item to add comfort to your camping trip. Carry something small and convenient, such as a chocolate bar or some coffee creamer. These small luxuries can really brighten your spirits!
When you go camping, be sure to have a few activities in mind other than just… “camping”. The camping experience is enriched by hiking, swimming, exploring and things like that. Be sure to engage in some of these other activities so that you have the fullest camping experience you’ve ever had.
Make sure you observe the campground rules and regulations. One of the biggest concerns is trash and also noisiness within a campsite. People often think that people can’t hear them, but noise travels far in a campsite. It is extremely difficult to have any privacy, especially when people are supposed to be observing quiet hours.
Camping is wonderful when you know two things: how to relax and how to camp! You can even learn about yourself when you go camping. Use the tips you have just read to plan a fun and exciting camping trip for your family and friends.