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Must-Read Camping Tips For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Jul 12

Must-Read Camping Tips For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Going camping can be exciting, but to make sure your trip is truly enjoyable, you need to properly prepare. All of the tips given can be used anytime you plan to go camping.

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Don't assume you can find wood at or near your camp site. Make sure you bring some of your own dry kindling and make sure it stays in a dry area.

 

Keep an eye on the weather. Rain or other conditions may impact your travel time and your experience at the campsite. Make sure that you have gear that is appropriate for the weather conditions that you may face. Adjust your departure time as necessary to try and avoid the bulk of the bad weather, if possible.

 

Water is very important when camping. When camping at a campground, there should be ample supply of water available, but on the trail, you will have to carry some with you. If you are going long distances, you should probably carry iodine tablets to sanitize any water you find before drinking. Be careful, dysentery can be deadly.

 

If you're going to be taking your children camping, attend a first-aid course. This way, should an accident occur, at least you are properly prepared until help arrives. Be sure to do thorough research too. Figure out what wild animals are hanging out there and what kinds of poisonous snakes or bugs are sneaking around.

 

Make a list of things you need to take with you before you go camping. You may think you are great at packing, but little else is worse than being out in the middle of the woods and realizing you forgot your allergy medication. Sit down and create a comprehensive list of everything you might need during the week before your camping trip.

 

At night, create "bear bags." Tie a rope around the bags with your food and your trash. Then, find a tree and toss bags over a branch, raising until they are at least seven or eight feet off the ground. Tie the rope around the tree so it is secure. This way, bears and other animals will not be able to get into your food and trash during the night.

 

While camping, cook easy dinners like "hobo stew". Simply bring potatoes, ground meat, and veggies. Cut the veggies and potatoes at your campsite. Using tinfoil like a bowl, put the ingredients inside and fold the foil over until the food is covered. Place foil on hot rocks or the coals of the campfire, and eventually you will have a tasty "stew".

 

Camping often sounds like a great deal of fun, and it is; however it does require some special preparation. Before going camping for the first time, make sure you have done some research on tents, food and wildlife survival. It can make the difference between a great trip and a dangerous one.

 

Camping outdoors is one of the best experiences in life. With the information from this article, your next camping expedition will be safer and more enjoyable, since you will be ready to deal with anything you may encounter.