6 Lessons Learned: Camping

Camping Reminders that You Should Consider

A camping trip can either be a success or a failure. Take time to consider some of the things that you need to do before going on your camping trip, and this will ensure that you will have a great time there.

You don’t want to bring damaged or incomplete camping equipment so make sure that everything is there and in good working condition. This will spare you from having to deal with faulty or missing parts at the campsite.

It is beneficial to read about the campsite where you are going so that you will know the possible dangers that you will be exposed to.

It will do no harm to let your family and friend know that you will be out on a camping trip; tell them the departure and arrival dates and the specific camping site you are going to. Inform them when you will return home and information on what to do in the event that you fail to come home.

Be ready for any kind of weather so bring necessary clothing or things that can be used for these.

In order to keep yourself safe at campsite, make sure you have proper lighting equipment. Flashlights, headlamps, and rope lights are important to have for your camping trip.

Prepare important small things like baby wipes, sanitizers, bottle opened, cork screw, a toilet roll, etc. Before you go, make a list of these small things that you need to bring to the campsite.

Your tent has to be pitched before dark so better start early since this is not easy. With a tent properly set up, you can have a good night’s rest in camp.

Think of safety when you are pitching your tent. It is dangerous to pitch your tent under a tree and it will also be uncomfortable to have rocks and sticks under the tent.

Find a spot that is not near any body of water. It can fill during a heavy rainfall and can flood your tent.

Be aware of fire safety so keep your campfire away from trees of dry objects that can catch fire. Check out the fire regulations and be ready with a bucket of water because you will never know when it will be necessary.

Never leave your fire unattended and put sand or dirt over dying embers if you want to put the fire off. If there is still smoke coming out then you have not fully extinguished your fire; make sure you do.

Put food items outside of your tent so you will not have unexpected animal visitors at night.

Bring non-perishable goods so that you don’t run out of food. You can bring canned food, granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit and others.

Recipes like cast iron Dutch over recipes are good to learn for your camping trip.

If you don’t want mold and mildew to damage your tent, make sure it is completely dried before packing it away.

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