Camping is an excellent alternative to staying in some resort or hotel for your spring camping vacation. When buying and packing all the supplies, you must consider the duration of your camping, number of individuals and most importantly, the location of your campsite. Camping trips of long duration require you to pack additional camping supplies. Check the weather conditions a few days prior to the camping day.
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1. Clothing and Shelter
The most vital requisite for camping is shelter. Get a waterproof camping tent that can accommodate sleeping cots and bags of all the campers. There are several types of camping tens available ranging from lightweight ones intended for backpacking to the ones for big family camping having separate rooms as well as dome shaped tents meant for couples. Ensure that you pick a tent that is easy to open and assemble. Carry sleeping blankets, cots, pads or bags. Also, do not forget to pack waterproof clothes as well as carry some extra shoes and socks, which are apt for hiking adventures.
2. Cooking and Food
Depending on the duration of your camping, carry adequate water and food. Freeze any perishable food item such as meat. Talking about cooking stuffs, include cooking pot, knives, spoon, forks, paper towels and trash bags. In case you do not wish to cook food over fire, then consider having a small sized camping stove with sufficient fuel for the same. Also, bring some paper napkins, cups and plates.
3. Hygiene and First Aid
Common health problems such as sunburn, poison ivy or bug bites can ruin your entire camping trip, so it is advisable to carry first aid kit. Consider packing a good sunscreen for sunburn and antihistamine cream for dealing with rashes and mosquito/bug bites. Pack a good bug repellent too to thwart bugs, mosquitoes and other irritating insects. Further, carry some medicines for stomach problems, headaches, etc. Also, carry bandages, antibiotic ointments to deal with cuts and other injuries. For staying clean and hygienic, it is advisable to carry a good soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper and deodorant.
Wellbeing or safety is of utmost important when camping, because an accident can ruin a camping trip completely. So inform a family person or friend about the location where you heading as well as the duration. In case your cellular phone fails to work at the campsite, then make sure that you are aware of the nearest telephone facility in case of any emergency. Always carry a map, flashlight, compass and some extra batteries.
So these are the four vital considerations for camping that you cannot afford to miss. Keep these points in mind for rejoicing a trouble-free and memorable camping experience.
Matt Walker is a camping freak and he loves visiting various places. He likes to share his thoughts, ideas and tips on traveling, creativity, home décor, entertainment and various other niches. You can find his articles and blogs at www.rugsandblinds.com.