Camping is one of the best enjoyment in life with full of adventure. Camping is an outside leisure movement involving overnight stays far from home, in a shelter such as a tent. People go on camping tours because they are tired of the city life and daily routine or ready for an adventure. Taking that first camping trip can be daunting though, and to make the most of your trip a little preparation is advice. Read on for tips on camping out as a beginner
Choose Your Sleeping Bag Wisely
Camping is great for adventure but not so great for a good night’s sleep. Make sure you get off to the best start by choosing your sleeping bag wisely, making sure that it is season appropriate. A lightweight bag will be ideal for spring/summer but for the colder months make sure you to have something that is nice and cozy, because it can get extremely chilly in a tent! You may also consider a mummy-shape tent which really cocoons you from head to toe.
Get Your Tent Setup Before Dark
You would want to get all set up done before it gets dark. The time you arrive at your campsite or remote camping spot with care, because if low lighting is an issue you can guarantee an evening of stress! If you’re camping out without a tent – perhaps simply in a hammock beneath the stars – again it’s wise to make sure you find your spot whilst you can see clearly; assess the site and make sure it’s safe and well sheltered in case the weather turns.
You’re not going to have the luxury of space on your camping holiday, so it’s always beneficial to pack light. Bulky kitchen items and accessories can be left outside your tent door so won’t need to take up the valuable sleeping room, but you really don’t need to take more than the bare necessities for mealtimes – it’s all part of the camping experience. A kettle and a cooking stove will prove invaluable in colder months, however.
Keep up Good Hygiene
Just because you don’t have an en suite doesn’t mean you should let your hygiene slip. If you’ve set up camp within a holiday park, you’ll find a shower room nearby for a daily clean, but if not there are still ways to keep hygienic. Hand sanitizers are a modern-day life saver when it comes to killing germs; using a hand gel after preparing food or going out to the loo will dramatically reduce the likelihood of getting a bug. Don’t forget essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush and a washcloth in your camping bag.
Take Extra Precautions
Camping with children can be hard work, but is really the most fun you’ll have on a camping holiday too! Just make sure you take a few extra precautions, such as protective clothing for young ones, extra torches and a good supply of bottled water. A mini first aid kit is also good to have on hand.