They usually say that if you are not into camping and haven’t gone at least a few times by the time you are in your first serious job, there is no way that you will get into campaign after that. And while it is a bit more difficult to get adjusted to the whole camper lifestyle once you are older, it is certainly not impossible. In fact, it can be very easy if you follow useful and smart tips, like the ones we provide. And of course, you will need to purchase the right camp equipment, and again, we can help you with that.
Check the Forecast
The key point that you must remember before you go camping is that you must be well prepared, because once you’re at the campsite, there isn’t a lot of room for improvement. So, make sure that you don’t forget anything, especially the things like tent, warm clothes, food and drinks.
First thing to do before you go camping is check the forecast. Ideally, check it before you plan your trip and then again immediately before you get going. If you’re going on a hill, or a somewhere where the weather can surprise you, make sure that you double check. Because if a storm begins once you are already there, you won’t have a lot of options.
Make Sure You Stay Warm
Speaking of the weather, always carry enough clothes. Most new campers tend to underestimate nature and fail to bring enough dry clothes. You must remember that you can’t find a washing machine at the campsite and you won’t even be able to wash your clothes by hand, so it is best to be on the safe side, even if you end up brining more clothes than you’ll actually use.
Socks are very important, as they don’t a lot of space and there’s always the danger of getting your fit wet. Also, nights in the outdoors can get quite cold, so you must keep yourself warm. Bringing coal with you isn’t a bad idea, because sometimes lighting a fire is the only way to keep yourself warm. Not to mention that it is also possible to cook your meals on the fire. If you’re near a wood, you will probably be able to gather enough dry wood and leaves to light a fire, but why risk it when you’re still a camping rookie.
Don’t Forget the Food
One of the worst things that could happen to you on first camping trips is to be out of food. This is no Bear Grylls, and as a rookie you probably won’t be in a position to hunt down small wood animals or find nutritious mushrooms, berries or nuts, without risking getting poisoned. You will probably end up going home hungry and miserable and you will never want to go camping again.
Make sure that you bring sufficient quantities of calorie-rich food. It is better to stick to food that can’t go bad and is nutritional. Canned or dried food is always a good choice, as well as nuts which are high in protein and Omega fatty acids. And nowadays isn’t impossible to get an internet connection when you’re off camping.