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How to Plan Your Camping Trip

Things to do to make your camping trip an enjoyable experience

Camping by the beach
Spending time in nature gives you chance to relax and unwind,
while enjoying the sights and the fresh air.

The man came from nature, so it is still in our blood to crave all beauties that nature tends to bring upon. If you’re looking for a chance to unwind in the wilderness, basking in all of its floral and faunal beauties, you’re probably looking at camping. If done properly, these excursions can tend to both your psychological, as well as physical and health needs. In order to make sure you do your camping trip properly, you need to focus on preparations the most – if you realize you’ve missed out on doing something vital, chances are you already are too late. In order to avoid this, we’ve come up with an inventory of all the necessary things you’ll have to do, if you want your camping trip to go seamlessly and with complete enjoyment.

Camping at night
Watching sunset and spending night under the stars can be a truly memorable experience.

Food

Preparing food above a campfire is something many people hugely appreciate – there’s just something about eating a healthy, additive-free, naturally cooked, smoked meal, no matter if it’s meat or marshmallows that’s in question. When it comes to food, you’re looking at non-perishable items, camping-wise. Perishable food, while tasty and exotic, can cause a ton of problems, such as diarrhea, which you definitely do not want to encounter outside, food poisoning far away from a medical facility and even insect food-invasions.

Additionally, you should make yourself aware of the fact that all meals take time to prepare – making food late at night can attract predators, so you need to organize your food preparations before sundown.

When it comes to cooking paraphernalia, nothing can replace the durability, versatility of a cast iron. Additionally, you are probably aware of usefulness of multi-tools, especially if you’re a backpacker – these things tend to be lifesavers at times. If you’re looking to reduce weight of your luggage and provide your vehicle with more space, feel free to cut down on spices, as these are far from a necessity.

Cooking with coals is generally advised, when it comes to camping – wood and fuel simply isn’t enough.

Camping in the hills
When you're camping, minimize the use of technology and instead bring a good book,
to help you truly get away from everyday treadmill.

Campsite

If you plan on staying more than mere couple of hours in the nature, you’re going to have to think about coming up with a proper shelter. The single most crucial part of any camping trip, coming up with your headquarters in the nature is something you need to pay a huge amount of attention to. In order to make sure you’ve done everything properly, you need to select a proper campsite. First and foremost, the single biggest threat to your trip are rotten trees, conveniently named widow makers. The best indication of this are downed tree limbs and debris around the site. If there are any picnic tables and firepits around, these may well be the best indicators of a quality campsite.

When it comes to your tent size, however, you need to choose one that exactly fits our needs. While smaller tents are generally more flexible for placement, larger tents tend to fit all needs, although these require more effort to put up and break down and are generally advised for experienced campers.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve brought a tent with you, sleeping bags are a must. Sleeping bags do not only offer protection for poor weather conditions, but also keep you safe from natural threats such as deadly insects.

Camping in the mountains
For a longer camping trips, it's good to choose a well designated camping sites,
away from potential dangers, such as falling trees.

Even though you might be hell-bent on having a proper, all-natural camping trip, it is generally advised that you bring fuel. There are many diesel fuel tanks for sale that can provide your camping trip with ease, with a minimal impact at the whole natural feel of your excursion.

Other things

  • Water is quite essential for any trip, let alone camping, regardless of whether or not there’s a stream in your campsite’s vicinity.
  • Water bottles
  • Filtration equipment
  • Personal storage
  • Spare lighters
  • Matches – These are actually preferable to lighters
  • A first aid kit – Along with bandages and essential medicine
  • A couple of flashlights

If you don’t dedicate enough time to planning your camping trip, you might not only be looking at a disaster, but a health hazard as well. If you plan properly, by sticking to this guide, however, you can rest assured that you’re looking at an enjoyable, peaceful excursion in the nature.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.

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