Camping can be great fun for people of any age. Many campers have gone before us and learned some tips to make a camping trip more pleasant. Go over the ideas in the article that follows, and you’ll find yourself better prepared to go on your camping journey.
Keep in mind that you, your family, and everything you take with you is probably going to be dirty. If you know this ahead of the actual trip, you can prepare for the inevitable and get yourself some extra supplies. Let loose and allow everyone to get messy while you enjoy the time spent in the woods. You can get back to normal after returning home.
A first aid kit or survival kit is imperative for camping. You should have a bandanna (to use as a sling or tourniquet), wound coverings, something to use for sprains, matches, a knife, tablets to purify water and a compass in your kit. You need this if you become lost or stranded; the items in your kit may save your life. Always keep it nearby and never leave it behind at the campsite.
Be certain that your tent has enough space for both yourself and whoever else comes with you. This will ensure you are able to comfortably move around without disturbing people you are sharing your tent with.
A ‘jungle breakfast’ can be a great activity for the kids. Take juice boxes, mini cereal boxes and fruit and tie the food to trees. Then, have the kids go on a hunt for their breakfast when they awaken. This will add some adventure and fun to their day.
Make sure that your bags include oranges, since these double up as both a handy and healthy snack but also serve as an organic and natural repellant of mosquitoes. Just keep the peels in a plastic bag after you eat the orange and then use them to rub on your skin as the sun begins to go down. It is a cheap and effective way to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Use specialty camping pillows when camping. If you use your bedroom pillows, the humid weather will make them feel hot and sticky. They also take moisture from the air and that makes them grow mildew fast. Pillows made specifically for camping have a protective layer that keeps these things from happening.
While kids love camping, they need to have activities planned for them. Do not let the absence of TV and video games lead them to complain that they are bored. They probably aren’t used to camping activities such as pitching a tent or fishing. Teach them these things ahead of time to ensure a great trip.
When you are planning a camping trip with children, take some time before you go to talk with them about common camping dangers. Ensure you children know what poison ivy and poison oak looks like, what to do if they get lost or stumble upon wildlife.
When you are camping around dangerous creatures, you have to be even safer regarding food. You must wrap everything up tight, store it away from your tent and do not take certain types of food with you. You will be less likely to have an attack with these procedures.
Camping is a pastime that is popular with a wide range of people, from the very young to the very old. With a bit of preparation and know-how, you can plan a camping trip that will be relaxing and memorable for everyone. Hopefully the information shared here will help.