If the last time you thought about camping was with the scouts as a child or with your family as a teenager, it is time to revisit the idea. There is no reason why you can’t get out there and make new memories if you know how to do it the right way. These suggestions will help.
You may feel that when you get to your campsite you will have enough wood to make a fire. This is not always the case because green and wet wood will not burn easily. It’s a great idea to carry your own wood with you and to keep it secure in a dry area.
Let all of your family members have a chance to contribute to picking a campsite. Have a conversation about where you want to go. The options are plenty, so do your research! To make it easy, pick a few that you really like and then have a family vote.
Learn to set up your tent prior to leaving on your trip. This will ensure that your tent is not missing pieces and that you understand how to set up your tent correctly. You will find your frustration level diminishes greatly as well.
Go to a class to learn about first aid. In an emergency, your first aid training could be the difference between life and death. You could also read about different first aid techniques online. Find out if the local snakes are poisonous or if there may be plants or animals that you need to avoid.
Check out your medical insurance policy. Some policies will not cover you outside your own state. This becomes even more important if your camping trip takes you to another country. Be sure you’re prepared to be on the safe side!
If you want to recreate the fun you had camping when you were a kid, you need both information and a strong desire to camp. Use this article to capture that feeling of camping that you once had when you were younger.