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Camping Advice And Tips

Camping Tips: General Outdoor Tips The tent is the focal point of most camping trips. If youre a beginning camper, there are a couple of different tent tips to remember.

First and foremost, practice pitching your tent before you head to the campsite. Being able to do it quickly and effectively is extremely valuable. When looking for a place to set up, always look for a natural bed of soft, flat soil but avoid the bottom of hills or valleys. Finally, always set up a tarp below your tent to avoid potential damage or water-logging. Campers can also benefit from a few non-specific outdoor principles. Rule number one, no matter the time of year, is to dress in (or at least carry) layers. Its the easiest and most effective way to control your body temperature. Secondly, learn how to use a GPS or map and compass. No matter how familiar you are with a certain wooded area, getting lost among acres of similar-looking trees is very easy. Finally, practice basic outdoor skills such using and sharpening a utility knife, tying various knots, and building a fire. Its this knowledge that separates the amateurs from the seasoned campers.

What to Bring on a Camping Trip With any luck, each camping trip proves to be a unique experience. There are many wonderful things that nature has to offer. But, no matter where youre headed, a few things should always come with you. Below is the short list of camping essentials that should always be packed. A Tent, Tarp, and Sleeping Bag A pot, pan, dishes, utensils, and fire-starting materials (preferably waterproof matches or a butane lighter) A utility knife and length of rope Plenty of water (get gallon sizes for cooking and cleaning) Energy rich, easily prepared foods and snacks (think items like pasta, beans, ground beef, peanut butter, chicken, trail mix, and oatmeal) Plenty of clothing (a good rule of thumb in temperate areas is enough for two to three layers daily) A tight-closing cooler to store your food items in Hand sanitizer and soap Optionally, outdoor gear like fishing poles and hiking equipment

How to Budget for a Camping Trip Like most anything else, budgeting for a camping trip is easiest when you start big and work your way down. First, decide upon an amount you can afford, and make a resolution not to exceed it. Then, begin to factor in the larger expenses things like food, gas, necessary equipment, and campsite fees. From there, work your way down to smaller items until you come close to the spending limit. As that line is tested, youll have to make the nitpicky decisions that ultimately determine your trips bottom line. For instance, you could eliminate that traditional fast food stop on the way there in favor of pre-prepared sandwiches. Little decisions such as these tend to add up in the grand scheme of financial matters, especially when it comes to discretionary spending. Now that you know the basics of camping, what to bring, and how to squeeze outdoor adventure into your budget, nothing is left to keep you from hitting the woods! Camp life is made easier by gaining experience and learning the tricks. Whether you are a camping novice or a seasoned camper you can never be too prepared. Here are our top tips to help make your first camping experience go without a hitch.

Clever Packing When loading up the car make sure you pack the tent last so its the first thing out when you arrive. This is especially important if its raining as nothing else will get wet! You may also want to pack the stove, kettle and teabags last so you can have a cuppa before unpacking. Store everything in plastic boxes with lids- if it rains cardboard will be useless. Large plastic boxes can easily double up as a table too. Always take spare tent pegs, guy ropes and duct tape. Just make sure you remember where youve packed these! A portable gazebo can be really useful for creating an area to sit in especially if you have a few small tents rather than one larger one. The shade from the gazebo is useful for rain or shine! Check the gas for your stove is full!

Pitching Up Practice pitching your tent in the garden before you go; this applies if its a brand new or old tent. There will be nothing worse than discovering a problem with your tent at the campsite! Choose your pitch wisely. Check for levelness (a slight incline is ok), stones and sticks as these can make for an uncomfortable night and even damage your tent. Never ever pitch you tent at the bottom of a hill, under a tree or next to hedges. If you will be pitching your tent at night, take a headtorch so you can see what you are doing. Condensation commonly forms inside tents. To reduce this make sure all available vents are open and avoid bringing wet clothing into the tent. Try not to touch the inside walls of your tent either as this could cause rain water/dew to come through. Home Comforts Electric hook ups are useful if you have a trailer or camper van but can also be handy if you have a tent. Great for phone chargers, electric kettles and even hair driers. If you cant do without make sure your campsite has electric hook ups before you go. Be Prepared Always do your research on the campsite/area before you go. There is only so long you can play board games in your tent in the rain, so make sure there are activities at the campsite for wet weather or the area has places of interest. Alfresco Dining If you wont have the facilities to keep food cold dont take too much fresh food, instead opt for tinned, powdered and packet foods that wont need to be chilled. www.bestcampingtentsforsale.com

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