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Many families plan a camping adventure for spring break. It’s a great way to connect and spend quality time in nature.
The most contact many of us get with the outdoors is walking from our cars to our homes, walking our dog around the local park, maybe sitting out in the garden if the weather is nice. But this doesn’t have to be your full fill of contact with wilderness!
There are plenty of activities you can try out and adventures you can go on to experience the great outdoors.
The best option is perhaps camping.
It’s definitely one of the most authentic ways to break free from the city and spend some time in the elements. One thing to bear in mind when going camping, though, is that you are really going to have to plan and prepare.
Getting ready for a camping trip and packing your camping bag entails a little more work than getting ready for a standard getaway. Forgetting essentials or missing out on vital information can see you have a less than enjoyable time.
Here are a few areas you might want to focus on to make sure you make the best of your camping adventure:
Do a Little Research
Before you go camping anywhere, it’s best to do a little research. Knowing the basics can make life a whole lot easier for you once you get to it.
Watch tutorials on how to put your tent up and maybe give it a practice trial in your back garden in advance. Look up basic safety knowledge, such as how to safely cross rivers (though generally speaking these should be avoided), how to start a campfire safely – and how to put one out properly too.
You might also want to check out Prepared Bee, a site dedicated to preparing you for any emergency situation you might face on your trip.
While you may not ever have to use this knowledge, it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.
Pack Appropriate Clothing
Of course, the majority of us will make our lives a little easier for ourselves by camping during warmer and more pleasant months. However, it’s still important to remember appropriate clothing. Sure, it may be warm in the days and you will be fine in lightweight wear, but temperatures can drastically drop at night, so you’re going to want to make sure you have layers too.
Warm fleeces and full length pants are always advisable. Sure, they might bulk up your load to carry a little, but you’ll really appreciate them when it comes down to it. Proper walking boots are also essential. Make sure you have a pair that fits properly and some thick walking socks to avoid rubs and blisters.
These are just a few areas to bring into consideration. But they will make all the difference to your camping adventure. So, ensure you have the best time possible by being fully prepared. It’ll be great once you’re ready to go!
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