If you’re looking for a way to travel, right now, camping looks like the best option. You probably don’t want to be taking public transport or mingling closely with other people just yet, and camping allows you to avoid all those things. But how can you ensure your camping experience is an epic one from the outset … especially if you haven’t been camping before? Let me share my top 5 tips with you to ensure an amazing experience.
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#1: Plan for Every Weather Possibility
First of all, you need to be prepared for what the elements might throw at you. There are so many problems that can arise when you’re camping. And if you’re not prepared for the wind and the rain, you could be in for trouble. Use extra weather protection even if you think you’re not very likely to need it. That way, you can ensure you don’t have your camping trip derailed and ruined by weather issues.
#2: If You Want to Stay Off the Ground, Use a Roof Tent
For many reasons, you might not want to camp on the ground. Especially if you’re in an environment where you’re susceptible to animals or insects trying to get into your tent. By using a roof top tent on top of your car, you can avoid this issue. It’s a safer option when camping and, frankly, a cooler way to camp.
#3: Prepare for Cooking
When camping in the wilderness there is no popping to the shops for groceries or take away food. So you need to ensure that you are prepared to enjoy you camping food experience. You should keep a cooler full of frozen items that will gradually defrost and plenty of non-perishable items. You should also ensure you have quality camping equipment and all the utensils you’re likely to need. If you are camping remotely, it’s a good idea to take a water tank with you too.
#4: Ensure You’ve Practiced Pitching Your Tent
It’s always a good idea to get some practice pitching your tent before you actually begin your camping trip. The last thing you want is to have a nightmare with your tent when you reach your destination. Or find out that you are missing a crucial component. Figuring it out in the wilderness will be far more difficult than trying to do it in your garden at home before you depart.
#5: Invest in a Good Sleeping Bag and Plenty of Blankets
Camping isn’t known for being ‘comfortable’ but if you invest in the right equipment then you can be as comfortable as possible. When you’re uncomfortable, it is difficult to sleep and that makes it hard for you to enjoy the experience of camping. Therefore you should be sure to invest in a good sleeping bag and take plenty of blankets to make the nights a little more comfortable and relaxing.
A great camping experience will be an adventure to remember, but the truth is it’s easy to get camping wrong. That’s why so many people have sour experiences and never go back to try it for a second time. But with the right planning and and by following the tips above, there’s no reason why you can’t have an epic camping experience.