Camping Guide for Beginners

Planning a trip is fun, but planning a camping trip is even more exciting than a simple voyage. A time when friends or family or both come together and go for the entire preparation is something that will give you many things that you haven’t done in your entire life. From selecting a perfect place to making meals, everything on a camping trip is spectacular. However, whatever we have seen in movies and tele, camping is nothing compare to that and you will probably find it even much more amazing as well as exciting when you begin to do everything on your own. So, if you haven’t been on a camping trip or it is your first time to lead a camping trip, then here we are with the beginners camping guide that will surely give you a memorable camping trip experience.

1. Selection of Time and Place

Just like any other travel plan, selection of the time and place is the key to a successful camping trip where you are well-versed with the climate conditions, surroundings and obviously temperature which have been among the key reasons of a camping failure. While you are planning your first camping trip, just ensure that you select a place that is dry on your travel dates, have sufficient space, give you a quick access to the cities nearby, filled with ample of activities, have a close proximity to the supplies and emergency services and other aspects that can be required during a voyage.

2. Carrying the Right Equipment

In the rush of going on a magnificent camping trip, we often forget some of the key essentials for preparing successful trip. From the hammer to shovel, gas, cooking utensils, garbage cans, raw spices and more are among a few from the long list of things that may be required during your trip. Also, things like extra car batteries, torch cells, medications, anti-mosquito clothing, repellents, sleeping bags, cushions, duvets and many more things that we often forget while planning a camping trip. The key to avoid such incidents is to preparing a check-list of everything you may require in your entire camping and making sure of which things can be replaced or bought from the nearby places and which can only be carried from home.

3. Knowing your requirements

Whenever you are planning any trip, knowing your requirements is a necessary aspect and when it comes to a camping trip, the list of requirements is even more important as you are not going to get any chauffeur or pulley that is going to carry your stuff for you. Hence, you are the one who is going to carry your own stuff and overdoing the packing is a key mistake that most of the people do. Many people often carry tables, chairs, extra mattresses, variety of utensils, extra medication and much more that are not required on a short trip and people pack them anyway unnecessarily. Similarly, gathering things that you may require and often forgotten is the other half of the mistake that most of us do.

4. Things to Do in a Camping

Camping is not just packing your bags, hitting the roads, putting up the tents and setting-up the barbecue. When you are planning a camping trip, you should always keep the stuff you are going to do in mind and whether you are planning a trip with family or friends, it is essential to find some ways to kill the time and do something adventurous that is never tried before. Whether you are planning card games, photography of the natural landscapes, exploring exotic sites or preparing for a treasure hunting game, bringing things for the same is important and discussing about the innovative ways to pass the time is really necessary.

Beginners’ Preparation For Your First Camping Trip

Equipment options for camping have evolved greatly over the years so understanding your options and knowing your limits is vital. You will find vast options as you begin your planning preparations such as cost, quality, flexibility, environment options, sizing, and safety should be key components as you put your basic inventory together.

Understanding your limits and abilities:

There are a vast variety of unique activities to do while camping offered in State, National, and other Public camping areas. As you begin planning your trip consider the number of people that will be enjoying their the first adventure. Target your group physical abilities and interest are very important in regards to your site location. Group interest such as swimming, hiking, rafting or bird watching would be some considerations. You want to avoid injuries and dampen the trip experience on your first adventure.

Planning your first trip:

– Site Location can involve, in some cases, Permits and Regulations. It is important if they are required to secure these and understanding that size of your group. If you select a State or National Park there will be rules and regulations you should be aware of such as Food Storage/Disposal, Fire, and even Pet Rules.

– Outdoor Conditions concerning your location selection and safety could very well come into play. Consideration of such possible hazards, for example, are altitude, weather, and even specific wildlife in the area.

– Saftey Concerns to avoid attracting Wildlife to your campsite! Food Storage, keeping your site clean, feeding wildlife and even eating in your tent. I suggest that you have the group police the area every day picking up ALL trash and placing it in a secure container to avoid scents. Make sure you have a quality first aid kit for scrapes, abrasions, or cuts

– An Emergency Plan should be done to plan for the worst. Names and contact information for all attendees is a great start. You can add your location, planned departure, and return. Include details pertaining to planned group activities. Develop a buddy plan for those in the group that want to do their own little hike and avoid getting lost. If your campsite is a managed property get their emergency phone number. Leave a copy of all this information with a family friend or relative for reference if needed.

– Equipment Needed for any trip will always have variables depending on location, time of year, duration and difficulty. Extra Food and Water, Tent(# of people), proper clothing to handle any type of weather change, Sun and Insect protection, tools, illumination, Navigation supplies.

Please note that once you secured your inventory it is important to test out your equipment and try it out before you get to your location! The last place you want to try and familiarize yourself is once you are at the site. Set up the tent, test Nav Gear, try on back pack or boots. You will avoid distraction and make setting up camp and comfort a lot less stressful.