There is nothing like the joy of camping under the open sky with those close to you. Camping is one of the greatest pastimes we have and for good reason. While it may be fun, you must take the time to prepare and plan for it to be as much fun as possible. This article has some helpful advice that will prepare you for a great camping adventure.
Find your best place for camping shelter before it gets dark. Once it gets dark outside, you will find it very hard to erect a tent, find good firewood and prepare food. This is particularly true if you’re used to being in a city living and unfamiliar with pitch dark woods. Avoid this by setting up your shelter while it is still light.
Let everyone help pick the perfect campsite for your family. Discuss which state you want to visit. There are thousands upon thousands of choices in the USA; it is hard to choose just one.You could even pick three or four possible destinations and allow a few places to have the family vote on to make it easier.
Make sure that the tent is of ample size. This assures there is enough sleeping and allows you to move about without disturbing others.
Take a first aid class, especially if children are camping with you.Be sure to do some research too.
Dryer lint makes wonderful kindling for starting your campfire. Collect the lint in your dryer to bring with you. Hang a grocery bag beside your dryer and collect the lint into it. This is a good way to have kindling ready when you’re ready.
As you’ve read, there are many things to plan for prior to taking a trip to the great outdoors. Apply what you’ve learned here, and have a great, safe trip with your family and friends.