A camping trip can either be a success or a failure. In order to get the most of your camping trip, check out some important things that you need to do prior to the trip.
You don’t want to bring damaged or incomplete camping equipment so make sure that everything is there and in good working condition. Dealing with faulty or missing parts at campsite can ruin the trip.
It is beneficial to read about the campsite where you are going so that you will know the possible dangers that you will be exposed to.
Make sure that family or friends know that you are going on a camping trip and where you are going. They should know when you will be back so in case you don’t return on that date, they can alert authorities or the proper people who can look into your situation.
Weather conditions change so it is best to be prepared for every kind of weather condition.
In order to keep yourself safe at campsite, make sure you have proper lighting equipment. You can bring a flashlight, headlights or rope lights to help in navigation.
Don’t forget the small things which are important like baby wipes, sanitizers, bottle openers, cork screw, toilet roll, and others. Before you go, make a list of these small things that you need to bring to the campsite.
At night you will have a hard time pitching in the dark, so make sure you pitch it while it is still bright. This will assure you that you won’t sleep out in the cold.
Make sure you pitch your tent in a safe place. It is not quite safe to pitch your tent under a tress and check for rocks and sticks underneath your tent.
Find a spot that is not near any body of water. You tent could be flooded if the body of water fills during a heavy rainfall.
Be aware of fire safety so keep your campfire away from trees of dry objects that can catch fire. Be aware of fire regulations and always be ready with a bucket of water in case of emergency.
Never leave your fire unattended and put sand or dirt over dying embers if you want to put the fire off. Smoke signals the presence of fire so make sure you extinguish it completely.
If you don’t want animal visitors are night, make sure you put your food away from your tent.
In order not to run out of food, also bring non-perishable goods. You can bring canned food, granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit and others.
You should learn recipes you can cook while camping and some of the best ones are cast iron Dutch over recipes.
Dry out your tent before packing it away since you don’t want mold and mildew to damage it.