Pitching a tent in the middle of the wilderness certainly sounds exciting, but it can go badly pretty quickly if you don’t know what you are doing. The following advice will help your future camping trips be more enjoyable.
Make sure that the sleeping bag you bring camping is right for the weather. A winter bag for the summer will cause you to sweat all night. On the other hand, if you pack a lighter summer bag during cold weather camping, you are going to not get any rest. Using a lighter sleeping bag in the winter could actually lead to you developing hypothermia.
Remember that everything you bring along, including you and your family, will more than likely get dirty. Preparing for this in advance can help reduce the stress when it does happen. Enjoy your time and don’t afraid to be messy. You can get clean when you get home.
Always pack and carry a survival kit. You should have a bandanna (to use as a sling or tourniquet), wound coverings, something to use for sprains, matches, a knife, tablets to purify water and a compass in your kit. Never assume there won’t be any trouble. Anything can happen, and you need these essential items to help save your life if necessary. Always keep it nearby and never leave it behind at the campsite.
A bandanna or a handkerchief can be beneficial to bring on your trip. A bandana is very versatile and can be used as a blotter, potholder, mini-bag and more. There are various uses for this fabric piece, so be sure to carry one on your trip.
When you spend time outside, you are going to have a much more fun time if you are prepared. Use the tips you’ve just been provided with to have a relaxing and more secure camping trip.