Camping 101: What You Need To Know

If you’ve ever been camping before, then you know how hard it is to plan a . You have to find the right location for a campsite, choose what to bring, plan for bad weather, and more.

In this article, I’ll talk about a few planning strategies you can use to make your preparations a bit easier.

Take along plenty of drinking water. You need to stay hydrated, and you will need the water to prepare your food. Depending on the nature of your camping trip, this water may also be needed for clean-up and washing. My experience tells me that I can never take too much water along with me. I’ve run out on too many camp outings to ignore that.

If you’ve never been camping before, then be sure to bring extra of everything. This is most important for things like food and drinks. It’s easy to underestimate how much food you actually need. Remember, you will probably be very active, and therefore need more food than normal.

Bring your cellphone with you when you go camping. Even if you are serious about roughing it, cell phones are still very useful in emergencies and should not be left at home. A cell phone is a very valuable tool, and when you go camping it can help you reach police and emergency personnel.

Take only photos and leave only footprints. That is the rule of thumb when camping. Only use the natural resources that you need and do not leave any traces that you were camping when you leave. Pick up all trash, extinguish and cover any fire pits, bury all human waste, and make the area where you camped look exactly as it did when you found it.

Bring along multiple methods for starting a campfire when camping. Furthermore, be sure to keep them packed in different areas so you’ll have a spare on hand if one gets wet or lost. For instance, you can pack a waterproof lighter in a backpack, some matches with your cookware, and flint & steel in your tent bag.

If you live in a hotter climate you’ll find it convenient to know where to get ice. Ice melts rather fast, and you’re likely to need it. Sometimes you can buy ice at the campsite, or at a camp store, but there are times when ice isn’t so close to where you’re camping.

Hopefully after reading this article, you can have an easier time planning your camping trip. is an experience that should be enjoyed by everyone, and it shouldn’t be hard for anyone. Once you put the information presented here to good use, you’ll be camping with ease in no time.

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