Are you a novice camper that desperately wants to take your camping to the next level?
Or maybe you have never been camping but realize it is a great way to spend a family vacation.
Especially nowadays with the recession and it being so expensive to travel anywhere, camping is becoming one of the most popular pastimes with people.
First you need to know that there are literally hundreds of thousands of campgrounds out there. Research the camp sites you are considering because some of them may be catered more towards the new and beginning camper.
Some campsites will offer a bit more technology or assistance as compared to others that are completely on your own and bare bones.
Usually if you are attempting camping for the first time you will be drawn towards camping during the summer. The summer is obviously the most popular time to camp therefore call the camp sites ahead of time to inquire about making reservations.
One of the most important things you can and should do before embarking on a camping trip, especially one of your first camping trips, is to text and practice with all of your camping gear.
The last thing you want to happen is to have to set up your tent and all the other equipment and gear for the first time at an unfamiliar campsite in the pouring down rain.
As soon as you get to your campsite you should explore it. This is something even seasoned campers do. You do not want to have to search for something or some one at night without knowing the campsite.
Pay special and close attention to the restrooms, first aid and ranger’s station as well as any large trees or tree roots in the area around your specific campsite.
Very carefully choose the area where you will pitch your tent. Make sure it is on flat ground and not near an area where landslides would occur in case a lot of rain and flash floods.
As always, keep a close eye on your food and keep your food sealed. If you are purchasing camping gear for the first time, do not skimp on your food containers and coolers. This is one area you do not want something cheap because you do not want large animals such as bears smelling your food.
And last but not least, pay attention to the weather before your camping trip.