Camping is starting to become more popular because there are a lot of reality-based television shows centered in the outdoors. If you feel the need to get out there into the wild and go camping then keep reading and you’ll learn all you need to know.
Make sure to find your shelter before it gets dark. Once the woods are dark, it is very difficult to find firewood, pitch your tent and prepare some food. That can be especially true for someone who live in the suburbs and is not used to total darkness. Avoid this situation by finding shelter before the moon is out.
While you think nature will provide enough wood for your fire to continue burning, it may be wet, which will not burn. Therefore, take some wood with you on your camping trip and store it in a location where it can remain dry.
Make sure you have a survival kit with you during your entire camping trip. Survival kits should contain waterproof matches, a survival knife, a first aid kit, a flare gun and water purifying tablets. These are essential items for your survival if you ever get lost. Your kit should not be left behind at the camp site, but should be carried with you wherever you go.
Bring a hankerchief or a bandanna with you. In emergencies, such cloth can turn into a towel, a potholder or a piece of luggage. You can use them to pick up hot pans, or to clean up a tiny spill; therefore, you should always have one with you.
You can use dryer lint as a kindling to start a campfire with. Collect the lint in your dryer and store it in a bag a few weeks before you go camping to prepare for this. Have a bag next to the dryer so you don’t forget to collect it. This allows you to just get your kindling and leave when you’re ready.
Bring duct tape with you since it can help you in many situations. It is great for patching your tent, repairing your shoes, fixing your insect netting and various other tasks.
Take along pillows that are especially for camping. If you take along a regular bedroom pillow, it can get hot and sticky when it is humid outside. They also take moisture from the air and that makes them grow mildew fast. Pillows specifically designed for camping will not draw in wetness like regular pillows will.
Bring all necessary camping gear with you prior to going on your trip. It would be a shame to arrive at your campsite only to realize you have forgotten some important items, like food and water. Look over the items you plan to bring and create a checklist before leaving to ensure that all of your essential gear comes with you.
As you must now realize, there are many variables to consider when planning a camping trip. But you’re now likely feeling a little better prepared to handle the basics. Since you now know what might can happen, you can reserve your attention to focusing on fun!