After a year of staying home, many people are looking forward to their first post-pandemic getaway this summer.
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Over the past year, many of our lives have drastically changed. We haven’t been able to go and see the people we want to see or do the things we want to do. If you had any holidays lined up, chances are, they were cancelled. But things are looking a little brighter, and many of us are looking forward to a return to normality.
One way that many of us are looking to celebrate is a vacation or getaway.
You may be a little reluctant to stray far from home, or concerned about the risk of cancellations. So, why not take your kids on a camping trip? Here are some of the basics to get you started out in the right direction with this!
Why is camping the perfect post-pandemic getaway?
One of the best ways to safely getaway is to go camping. Just consider: it’s a relatively safe and simple way to get away from the confines of your own home. You can keep yourself to yourself by pitching your tent away from others and encouraging your children to stay close by.
All you need to do is to drive to your chosen location, set up your tent and you’re good to go! Getting into nature is great for the kids and a completely refreshing experience.
How do you select a location?
The first step that you need to take in your planning process is to choose a location. If possible, try to choose somewhere relatively close to home. It minimises driving times, and will give you confidence getting started. It’s also generally recommended that you choose a family campsite.
Camping out in the wilderness may feel fun and more authentic, but campsites provide a more safe and monitored environment for your family. Plus, it has the essentials and home comforts that a family may need, such as power, showers and toilets.
What do I need to know about camping safety?
There are a few tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when it comes to camping safety. Of course, it’s easier and safer to camp in a campsite. But there are still some suggestions that can help to protect you and your family.
- Always carry a first aid kit – it’s always good to carry a first aid kit while you’re away. You never know when someone might get a scratch, graze, cut, something in their eye or experience another problem.
- Never light BBQs or other smoke producing items inside tents – You may be tempted to try to warm your family’s tent up, or you may want to eat while it’s raining. It’s absolutely essential that you never bring anything that can produce smoke (even if the fire is put out) inside the tent. This can result in toxic fume inhalation, which is deadly and can also pose a fire risk.
- Prevent unwelcome visitors to your campsite – Be sure that you store your food properly to discourage any creature visits.
As you can see, camping is a great option for your first post-pandemic getaway. Who knows, you might develop a love for a new kind of travel!
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