Camping is the gateway to many exciting experiences. Spending time under the stars, pedaling a bike, traversing a trail, or climbing a tree when camping allows you to connect with nature and learn things about yourself that you never knew before.
Yet, if you’ve never camped before, the idea may seem overwhelming. While going camping, it’s best to be as well-prepared as possible in case anything goes wrong, from terrible weather to getting lost.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our best advice to help make your next camping trip a success.
Go Off The Beaten Track
Unfortunately, other people are one of the things that may really sour a camping trip for many adventurous types. Many of the people you meet at a busy campground will be kind and enjoyable to hang out with, but unfortunately, there will always be those who are less desirable. Going off the beaten path and finding the most remote (safe) camping spot you can increases the likelihood that you will have a fantastic time without being disturbed by rude campers or feeling the need to be quiet because a nice family is camped directly opposite you. You may need to take extra things with you such as a Pulsar Thermal if you do go wild camping.
Everyone should experience the thrill of wild camping at least once in their lives because of the increased sense of adventure that comes with the increased sense of isolation, the often more rugged nature around you, and the constant sense that anything can happen.
Packing The Essentials
Carrying around what amounts to a tiny adult on your back is never fun, so you may want to keep the weight of your bag to a minimum. However, this does not give you licence to forego packing the necessities. In addition to bringing along adequate clothes to last through any climate, including waterproof shoes and clothing, you should also bring along a good torch and enough of spare batteries. You should also pack a first aid kit and a water filter so that you can stay hydrated at all times. The rest is probably up to you to figure out.
Be Nice To Your Fellow Campers
Be courteous when you meet fellow campers while on separate excursions. Be friendly and nod your head or say hello. If they appear to be in need, assist them. If they look like they could use some nourishment, you should provide it. It’s a considerate thing to do, and it improves the camping experience for everyone. You might even make a new friend. Also, keep your options open, because you never know who among the new people you’ll meet will tell the scariest campfire tales.
Have a fantastic time camping!