It’s time for a quick camping tutorial. What is great about camping is that it will allow you and your whole family to share a great experience together. Make the most of your next trip by putting great advice to memory and using the tools that experts suggest.
Choose a sleeping bag that is seasonally appropriate. Don’t take a heavy sleeping bag out in the summer, it could make you sweat and be uncomfortable all night long. The reverse is also true. Using a light, cool sleeping bag in the middle of winter will keep you very cold. Using a lighter sleeping bag in the winter could actually lead to you developing hypothermia.
Although you might assume the woods will offer you plenty of firewood for your camping needs, nature may surprise you with rain-soaked logs or wood that will not easily ignite. It’s smart to bring your own wood and make sure it stays in a dry area.
Don’t be afraid to over-pack for your children. There is a lot of mess that goes along with camping. Kids simply love to get dirty. As the day goes on, you may end up with messy, dirty kids. You can not really prevent it from happening, but you can pack extra clothes. The key is being prepared.
Make sure your tent is of ample size. This will make it easy for you all to have a comfortable time sleeping, and moving around in the middle of the night when nature calls for people.
If you’ve brought the kids along, feed them a “jungle” breakfast. Pack breakfasts of cereal, juice and fruit in bags and hide them somewhere on the campsite. When your kids get up, have them hunt down their breakfast. This is a fun way to bring excitement to the morning.
Now that you possess a great deal of new information, you should have a new sense of confidence about camping. Camping can be an extra fun experience for those that know what they are doing. Lucky for you, fun times are ahead after today.