Camping is a great outdoor venture. You can benefit from the relaxation that comes with a weekend getaway but without the usual high hotel accommodation costs. Moreover, you get to immerse yourself in the naturally cool refreshing air and get to appreciate how beautiful nature is.
During a camping trip, you get to learn and put into practice basic survival tips like lighting a fire and keeping warm against the elements without the comforts of your cozy bedroom. You’ll get the best camping experience during the dry weather season, but you should make preparations for any kind of weather since you can’t control nature.
Have Plastic Bags
Plastic bags protect your belonging from getting wet in case it rains. Packing sufficient types of plastic bags will determine the quality of camping experience you have. You need zip lock bags to keep your matchboxes from getting soggy and larger trash bags for your dirty laundry. You can even use plastic bags to cover your traveling bags in order to keep the dry during rain. Traveling bags soak in water which makes them heavier and difficult to carry around.
Know how to start a fire
Your survival could one day depend on knowing this skill. You may need fire to keep warm on the cold nights and keep the wild animals away and also to cook and warm your food. Knowing how to start a fire is one of the most important camping tips you must know. If you are planning on going on a camping trip, have some practice in your backyard, or at least, have someone in your team who know how to start a fire.
Pack the right clothing and accessories
Pack enough clothes to keep you warm while you are camping outdoors. You should have a mixture of light clothes for the hot days and heavy ones for the cold nights. You must also have the comfortable work boots to help you move around easily and at the same time protecting your feet from bushy thorns. Also, if it rains and it gets muddy, your boots will come in handy.
Find the appropriate spot to pitch your tent
You need to be careful in choosing the right spot to pitch your tent. The ground should be flat. Dipping landscapes collect water and turn into puddles during rainfall which will soak your belongings and have a bad impact on your camping experience. Take further precautions by having a ground cover just in case surface water seeps into your tent.
Invest in a good sleeping bag
You might think sleeping on the ground with the tent cover for warmth is sufficient but nights tend to get colder. Carry with you a good sleeping bag or if you can afford it, bring an air mattress since you still need quality sleep to be functional the following day. Sleeping comfortably will make the camping experience memorable even for people who think they hate camping.
Uncomfortable sleeping arrangements will mess up with your sleep, and as a result of sleep deprivation, you’ll turn in a grouchy camper, which beats the whole purpose of coming for a trip.