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Recreation 3,291 views Feb 21, 2019
How to Get Ready for a Camping Trip

Camping trips are the best way to de-stress and connect with nature when the city-life gets the most out of you and everybody should try it at least once in their life, and there are options for everyone. Maybe you are not used to sleeping in a tent or you don’t like the idea of not taking a long shower before going to bed, then you need to know there are camping sites that provide all the accommodation needed to enjoy a weekend in nature.

There are many reasons to go camping and we all need to return to our roots from time to time, but there is no way to convince yourself of this, other than trying it for yourself. What can be more perfect than enjoying a night of peace and quiet with your significant other or share stories with your friends around the campfire? But make sure you don’t disturb nature and follow the number one rule every camper must know: leave the place as you found it.

Whether you choose to go camping with the entire family, with a group of friends or plan a romantic getaway in the woods, make sure you follow some basic steps to make sure you get the most out of your adventure


Choose the Location

Choosing the right location to set up your tent or caravan is what makes or breaks your camping trip. There are many options to choose from, depending on what type of trip you are planning and how many people are in your group.

Established Campsites: if you choose to camp at a specially designated area, your work is already half-done. Choose a place in the established area to pitch your tent or park your caravan. If you plan for a family trip and you have kids with you, there are many campsites that have playgrounds, to keep kids entertained. Do some research and check what sightseeing spots you can find around the campsite, to plan a nature trip.

Wild Camping: If you choose to camp remote, outside of the camping sites, try not to disturb nature. Look for open spaces, where you won’t intervene with the natural course of the wildlife. If you choose to sleep in a tent, pick a spot with level ground, check out for rocks and branches, but avoid having to cut out plants or roots to make room for your tent. Respect nature and make sure you leave the place as close as possible to how you found it.

Make sure you arrive at the campground early, especially if you are a beginner, to familiarize yourself with the campgrounds and pitch your tent. Setting up the tent during nighttime can be a huge disadvantage.

Make a Check-List

To make sure you don’ forget anything important, make a checklist and check it a few times before packing. Make sure you have everything you need at least 24 hours before leaving, so you won’t stress with packing the night before. Check your gear to be sure that everything is working properly. To help you with your list, here are a few things that no camper should miss:

Accommodation: Tent, tarp, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, inflatable mattress

Kitchen: Water, food (nonperishables), can opener, matches, charcoal, folding chairs, folding table optional: camp stove, cooler

Dining: silverware, metal plates, metal mugs, metal glasses, towels and napkins, trash bags (lots), salt and pepper, oil

First Aid: medicine, bandages, antiseptic cream, burnt ointment, sunburn lotion, scissors

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, small mirror, nail clippers

Clothes: t-shirts, sweaters and hoodies, shorts, pants, socks, underwear boots, hat, raincoat

Misc: binoculars, flashlight, bug spray, cards or games, duct tape, knife, rope, hammock, portable shower

Prepare Your Motorhome

For the ultimate camping trip experience, a caravan or a camper van is the best option. But going camping with a motorhome requires some safety checks before hitting the road. Check out the insurance policy to make sure it covers your motorhome and your truck. Check the pressure in your tires and verify the electrical system and water tanks, to make sure they are ready to use.

Probably the most important thing to think about when preparing your motorhome is safety. Make sure your caravan and truck are prepared to carry the load you are bringing with you. To do that, check the suspensions on your caravan and car and make sure they are suited for the trip, you would not want to find yourself in the middle of the forest with no way to return home. If you have never towed a caravan with your car before, make sure the suspensions on your car are suited for the weight of the caravan. Consider looking for 4X4 suspension kits that are specially made to boost your car and help with the additional weight of the motorhome, to ensure your safety and enjoy your vacation.


Connect with Nature

Going camping would be a waste if you don’t plan some activities to enjoy nature, because the more we advance, the more we need to get back to the simple life. Do some research before leaving, to make sure there are plenty of things to do around your camping area, like hitchhiking or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls. The best advice to follow is to look for destinations near a river or lake to include some water activities, like skipping stones, swimming or playing water volleyball.

Hiking is the most popular activity to do on camping. Find hiking paths around your camping area, but make sure you have enough time to get back before night, as some areas can be dangerous. Make sure you stay safe and keep hydrated. Pack a backpack with water, another layer of clothes, a small first-aid kit, flashlights and snacks.

If you plan on staying on the campsite or do some small exploration of the area, there are plenty of games you can play in nature are here are just a few examples: birdwatching, nature gathering, leaf collecting or scavenger hunts.