This country is filled with a multitude of stunning nature reserves and national parks, yet every year more people opt out of communing with nature and opt into sterile hotels. It is time to get back to basics and a fun-filled camping trip is just the way to go. Read on for hints and tips on how to have a great time in the great outdoors.
Did you know that a simple mirror can save your life? If you are camping and end up in a survival situation, a simple hand held mirror can be used to signal for help many miles away. Do not buy the standard glass mirror, many camping supply stores sell mirrors made of Lexan that will float and are practically unbreakable. But it is better to keep your phone with you. You may think there won’t be any signal, but usually, there is. Bring with you universal usb wall charger (if you have electricity) to charge your phone and keep yourself out of problems. It’s even better if you have a car, so you can use car chargers with usb port to charge your phone.
Look up activities to engage in prior to getting to your destination. This will allow you to check for any deals that may be offered. Also, it will help you be more prepared when you actually get to your destination. You can find trails that may be appropriate for everyone in your family or restaurants that you would enjoy.
When you get to your campsite, take your family out on a walk. Particularly, if you have children, everyone will need a chance to stretch their legs after getting out of the car. The hike will be a good chance to get everyone excited about the trip and involved with nature. Use some kind of extendable handheld monopod and take a lot of pictures and selfies with your loved ones. It will make a great memory.
If you like to jog in the nature, you can bring some sport bluetooth headset and enjoy listening to music while you’re running. You can even take pictures with your headsets!
Tale the coolers that you have with you and put them somewhere in the shade if you are camping and the weather is starting to rise significantly. It will also help to keep them covered with some type of tarp. This will keep the temperature inside the cooler from rising too much.
When going camping, try to buy non-perishable items to eat. There are no refrigerators in the wild, so everything you bring has to be kept in good order. You can certainly bring a cooler to put food in, but the cooler will be added bulk on your trip. Therefore, make an effort to bring more non-perishable foods than perishable.
Collect more wood than you think you are going to need. Unless you go camping every day, you probably don’t have an accurate idea of what “enough wood” actually looks like. You can always leave the extra wood in a pile as a gift for anyone that uses the campsite after you.
Save space in your bag by leaving mixing spoons and containers behind, and instead just bring plastic zip-lock bags. Place the foods or liquids that you want to mix in the bag, and ensure that the zipper is well closed before mixing. Not only do the bags take up considerably less space than bowls and spoons, but they’re much more lightweight as well!
One thing that many people forget to pack on a camping trip, and which quickly turns the trip into a nightmare is bug spray. This simple repellent will save you both annoyance and can protect your health as many types of bugs can do a great deal of damage to you quickly.
Purchase a multi-use tool to store with your camping gear. This tool should include an hammer, axe and saw. The multi-use tool will come in handy when you are searching for firewood, clearing a trail and setting up your tent. Be sure to bring with you extension cord with multiple outlets you never know when you may need it, and it is also a multi use tool. When purchasing a multi-use tool, get one of the good quality one for years of enjoyment.
So, the next time you have some vacation days to enjoy, make sure you give air conditioning and cable television a big miss. Instead choose to enjoy seeing the natural beauty of the world around us. Camping does not have to mean discomfort, but it can mean a whole lot of family fun!