A camping trip can either be a success or a failure. In order to get the most of your camping trip, check out some important things that you need to do prior to the trip.
You need to check out all your camping equipment before going so that you can be sure that everything is working and all the essentials are there. Spare yourself from ruining your camping trip with faulty or missing parts.
Make sure you know what dangers lurk in the particular campsite that you have chosen.
Make sure that family or friends know that you are going on a camping trip and where you are going. You should let your know the date they should expect your back and if you fail to return, let them know the steps to take in case there are emergencies they have to deal with.
Weather conditions change so it is best to be prepared for every kind of weather condition.
You can be safe in the campsite if you have proper lighting equipment. You can bring a flashlight, headlights or rope lights to help in navigation.
Don’t forget the small things which are important like baby wipes, sanitizers, bottle openers, cork screw, toilet roll, and others. Having a list will prevent you from forgetting to bring these small items.
At night you will have a hard time pitching in the dark, so make sure you pitch it while it is still bright. This will assure you that you won’t sleep out in the cold.
Think of safety when you are pitching your tent. Don’t put it under trees and make sure there are no rocks or sticks underneath your tent.
Find a spot that is not near any body of water. You tent could be flooded if the body of water fills during a heavy rainfall.
Be aware of fire safety so keep your campfire away from trees of dry objects that can catch fire. You should know the fire regulations in the place, and just in case you will need it, prepare a bucket of water.
Always watch your fire and cover dying embers with sand or dirt. If there is still smoke coming out then you have not fully extinguished your fire; make sure you do.
If you don’t want animal visitors are night, make sure you put your food away from your tent.
Bring non-perishable goods so that you don’t run out of food. Canned goods, granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit, and others are just some of the non-perishable goods you can bring.
You should learn recipes you can cook while camping and some of the best ones are cast iron Dutch over recipes.
If you don’t want mold and mildew to damage your tent, make sure it is completely dried before packing it away.