Planning a trip with hotel accommodations can be quite a handful, what else are you planning a camping trip for the first time? At first it may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry: with the right approach, the whole journey, from the beginning to the end, will be smooth. Just remember to have fun, because it won’t be the last.
Here are 5 essential tips and tricks for beginners:
Do as much research as possible before
When choosing your campsite, it is essential that you learn all about it. Do you need to book in advance? Do they allow pets? Do they have room for campers or just tents? What services do they offer? It is more ideal to check their website and make a phone call to make sure all your requests are answered correctly. It is also a good idea to check online reviews.
Watch the time
Check often the weather forecast in the days before your trip. You don’t just want to assume that the weather will be good, plan your itinerary for the day and discover that you can’t do it because of the rain. The weather is unpredictable so it is better to pack extra blankets, more clothing and rainwear. It also plans achievable activities that can be enjoyed in any kind of weather.
Make a list of essential things to bring
Don’t worry about packaging, it’s your first time after all. You will learn how to pack light as your camping experience grows. Meanwhile, stick to a checklist. In addition to camping equipment, food and water, do not forget important things like toiletries, utensils, medicines, etc. Always bring something extra. Experts also advise you to try your tools at home to make sure everything is working properly.
Get ready for the long journey
Besides the camp, you will spend a lot of time in your car on the road. It doesn’t have to be a drag, it can also be a pleasant moment. Prepare your favorite music, play in the car, prepare food and snacks.
Have a good time
The most important thing is to have fun at the campsite. Don’t stick to a rigorous itinerary: follow the flow. Things are unpredictable outdoors and you will be ashamed of yourself if things do not go as planned.
These essential tips and tricks for camping are ideal for beginners like you!