Even if you have not gone camping since you were a child, it can still be a fun activity. If you have information to aid you and the drive, you can still have a good time. These tips should help you along your way.
When you go camping, 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. This is particularly important if you are not used to doing things in the dark. Avoid this by setting up your shelter ahead of time.
Choose a sleeping bag that is seasonally appropriate. A sleep bag designed for winter camping would make you sweat during the summer. Conversely, if you bring a light-weight sleeping bag to a winter camping trip, you can be extremely uncomfortable the entire time. Using a lighter sleeping bag in the winter could actually lead to you developing hypothermia.
Always pack and carry a survival kit. You need to pack a flare gun, utility knife, matches and a first aid kit. You need this if you become lost or stranded; the items in your kit may save your life. Always carry it on your person when you venture away from your campsite, or it won’t do you much good.
To make your camping trip more enjoyable, bring along something luxurious. Take along some candy, some coffee you enjoy or anything that is lightweight but reminds you of home. Comforts from home can really spice up the rustic outdoors!
If you want to experience camping again, just like what you did as a child, all you need is good information and the desire to do it. Use this article to help you get reacquainted with how wonderful an experience camping can be, for the young and the young-at-heart.