Camp Comfortably With These Tips And Tricks

camping tips for the great outdoorsCamping can be very relaxing and a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. You won’t be able to remember your worries when you let yourself connect with the beauties of the natural setting all around. If you are looking for information on how to have a fun and relaxing camping trip you should read the article that can be found below.

Bring sleeping bags appropriate for the season. A winter bag for the summer will cause you to sweat all night. Also, during the winter, you should bring a sleeping bag that has down or heavy material. You might even get hypothermia.

Let everyone know they have a say in the campsite and should help pick a favorite spot. Talk about the state you would like to go to. The many options may make it difficult to settle on one. Narrow down your top choices and let your entire family decide.

Build yourself a survival kit; keep it with you anywhere you go while camping. Survival kits must include water purification tablets, a knife, a first aid box, flare gun and waterproof matches. This kit may just be what helps you to stay alive in case you get lost or something bad happens and you’re stuck outside for longer than planned. It is important that you carry your survival kit with you at all times.

Understand your medical coverage. Some policies will not cover you outside your own state. If you are going to a foreign country, this is especially critical. It is essential to be prepared in case of emergency.

Bring things like a bandanna and handkerchief along with you. You can use these as hand towels, cleanup towels, pot holders or anything you need cloth for. As you can see, a handkerchief can serve many different purposes on a camping trip.

Buy some camping pillows. The typical pillows will become sticky in hot and humid climates. These pillows will also retain water from the air during humid conditions, so they can mildew. Pillows designed for camping offer a coating that prevents moisture absorption.

If your dog goes with you, always keep up with him. Many folks are scared of dogs. You should keep that in mind while you are on your camping trip. You do not want then to ruin anyone’s campsite due to lack of supervision.

Duct tape is a handy item to include in your camping gear. The tape that does it all at home, also does it all while camping. Duct tape can be used to repair anything. It can seal a rip in your tent, sleeping bag, or tarp. If you’re planning on taking a long hike, place it on your feet to prevent blisters. In a pinch, it can even serve as a bandage for injuries.

It’s very important that you bring the proper items on your camping trip. Overlooking even a small thing can ruin an entire trip. Write a list of essentials and as you pack the items, cross them off. Some must have items include a tent, sleeping bags, a couple of tarps, food and water, a knife and fire starting supplies.

When preparing your survival kit for your camping trip, pack some waterproof matches. They should always be kept in a container where air cannot enter. Make some average matches waterproof by simply dipping them in nail polish or paraffin. Your container can be an empty film holder or even a plastic medicine bottle.

When erecting your tent, ensure that you are able to seal all seams. You may find a tube at many sporting good stores if the tent didn’t include any. Sealing the seams of your tent will prevent any insects or water from getting inside.

When camping, how will you cook your food? Prior to leaving, decide which cooking method you will be using so that you can pack the supplies you will need. Everyone likes the idea of cooking over an open flame, but without the proper cooking supplies, it can be very difficult.

Plan enough activities to keep everyone busy the entire time. You can do much more when camping than just toast marshmallows. Be sure to include activities that every member of the party can participate in. Consider the interests of the kids when you plan your activities.

For a cheap and disposable tarp to place under your tent, save an old shower curtain! You can also use it as a way to control run-off as you are washing or cooking. Rather than throwing out your next shower curtain, throw it in the laundry and save it for camping.

An essential element of your camping gear is a first aid kit. This should include everything necessary for emergencies. Your personal first aid kit needs to contain pain reliever, bandages, splinting materials, snake bite treatments and wound dressings. Safety is important when camping, but accidents do happen, so you have to be prepared.

Camping is a very fun activity. Doing so lets you unplug from society and enjoy nature. These tips will turn your next trip into a magical one!

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2 thoughts on “Camp Comfortably With These Tips And Tricks

  1. Joie Gahum

    Water purification tablet? Wow. Didn’t there is such a thing. Where can i get one? Knife is also important. I have a credit card size roadeavour knife. I need it to be handy and small. Because i have a limited space to pack.

    1. Van Isle Camping

      Hi Joie, water purification tablets are available at most outdoor stores or you can use this link to buy them online. Glad you liked our article and we agree a good knife is very important also. Please don’t forget to like and share us on facebook as well as tweet us to your friends.

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