Sleeping under the night sky with family is magical. There are many reasons why camping is one of the favorite pastimes of many people. There are a lot of things that need to be planned for and prepared for when thinking about going on a camping adventure. In this article, there are some great ideas on how you can better prepare the next time you go camping.
If you have a toddler, pack a blanket. You can lay it out on the ground and use it as a makeshift play area. Bring cars, dolls, or whatever items your child is into. They can play without getting too dirty and you can instruct them that they need to keep their toys on the blanket for safekeeping. This will help to keep things from getting too spread out.
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.
While camping, cook easy dinners like “hobo stew”. Simply bring potatoes, ground meat, and veggies. Cut the veggies and potatoes at your campsite. Using tinfoil like a bowl, put the ingredients inside and fold the foil over until the food is covered. Place foil on hot rocks or the coals of the campfire, and eventually you will have a tasty “stew”.
Before the sun goes down, make sure that you have your camp completely set up. When traveling in an RV, locate a safe parking area. If your camping with a tent, make sure to find a dry area that is also flat so you can pitch your tent with ease. Doing this when you still have daylight lets you get familiar with the area. By setting up camp during the daylight, you can avoid the frustration associated with setting up camp.
There are several things to keep in mind when considering camping. Remember to use some of the suggestions offered in order to have a safe and enjoyable time camping with your family and friends.