While we all know that camping is fun, great and so on, we also know that it entails careful planning to make it a memorable and fun experience. But the thing is, you don’t need to be a seasoned camper to enjoy camping. You don’t have to be a camper for 10 years or more to experience what an amazing camping trip is.
With these useful tips, you will know the secrets to having a wonderful camping trip.
•Create a checklist and bring only the real essential things. Bringing a dozen suitcases filled with what you think are important will not only slow you down but might ruin your camping trip.
• Ration out supplies like medication, fuel, lotion, shampoo and the like in smaller containers filled with the amount that you’ll need for the duration of the camping. Add only a little extra for emergency.
Picking a Campsite
• Pick a spot with a clean and safe water source. Bringing too many bottles of water will slow you down and not having enough to drink will dehydrate you.
• Choose a shady spot. But don’t pitch your tent directly under the trees because it is dangerous in case of sudden thunderstorms.
Keeping Unwanted Guests Away
• Spray ammonia on garbage to remove the smell of leftover food and to keep animals away.
• After washing, use baking soda on your hands and clothes to remove the smell of food so bears and other wild creature will not go near you.
• Draw lines around your tent floor with chalk. This will keep ants and cockroaches away.
• To protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks, wear insect repellent lotion and tuck in your clothing like your shirt into your pants, pants into socks and so on.
Convenient Cooking Techniques
• Prepare and measure ingredients at home before you leave for the camping trip so that you need not bring your measuring spoons and cups. Place the pre-measured ingredient in small containers and be sure to label them so you don’t mistakenly put salt in your coffee.
•Half-cook food at home to save cooking time and fuel at the campsite.
• Always cover pots and pans while cooking so that food are cooked at a much faster time.
• Make your matches waterproof by dipping them in nail polish or melted paraffin.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
• Try being naked when you sleep in your sleeping bag. The heat of your body will be reflected back to you.
• Don’t forget to bring a catalytic heater like the Coleman BlackCat™ Perfectemp™ Catalytic Heater that will provide you with safe and flameless warmth for a comfortable sleep.
• Don’t forget to bring the hiking essentials: snacks, water, watch, whistle, cell phone, compass, flashlight and knife in case of emergency.
• Opt for light running shoes and nylon socks if hiking boots cause blisters on your feet.
• Put a wet towel on top of your head if it’s hot. This will help keep you cool despite the scorching heat of the sun.