A Little Preparation Goes a Long Ways

Camping is a wonderful way to escape the rat race of everyday life. Whether you sleep under the stars, in a tent, or in an RV, simply getting away from it all is rejuvenating. With a little know-how, a camping trip can be an inexpensive way to simply get away from it all.

There are a few things that are often overlooked when packing for a camping trip. One thing I tend to forget is a camping chair. That is why I write a list beforehand, so I can go through it several times to ensure I get everything I need. Sure, a camping chair is not an absolute necessity, but it sure makes it more comfortable while I am on a camping trip.

Many people are nervous about going camping for the first time. Luckily, you don’t have to be a scout to camp well. The first rule of thumb when camping is to ensure someone knows exactly where you will be. If you are unable to give an exact location, try giving GPS coordinates or a list of nearby major roads. Also let them know when you should be returning.

When camping, I have found it best to use large, plastic storage bins to organize my camping gear. Not only does it make it easier to transport my gear, but it is also easier to store at home once the camping trip is over. The plastic bin should help everything airtight and easy to access.

Do some research on your destination prior to leaving. You may find some good, local deals or fun activities you would like to participate in. Online is a great way to find local trails for hiking and information about those trails so you will have an idea of the difficulty level. It’s also a great opportunity to find local places to eat.

Regardless of where you camp, camping should be fun, relaxing, and a great way to experience the outdoors. Use the tips above to help you make your next camping trip a success.