Camping is a very unique life experience. Camping is a time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. If you are not sure what to do to have a great camping experience, try some of the helpful tips below.
A great item to put in your camping backpack when going in the back country is a Ziploc bag filled with dryer lint. There is no better fire starting material than dryer lint. It will hold a spark and get your fire going quickly and efficiently. Dryer lint takes up almost no space in your pack and is very light weight.
Bring a plastic garbage bag and put all of you family’s dirty laundry in it. This keeps the items from mixing in with your clean clothing. It also makes things convenient for you when you return home. You can simply dump out the bag in your washing machine and begin working on it all immediately.
It is important to remember that getting dirty is inevitable. If you know this ahead of the actual trip, you can prepare for the inevitable and get yourself some extra supplies. Have fun in nature and don’t be afraid to get dirty! You can always clean up, and be “normal” when you return home.
Introduce yourselves to other families camping in your immediate area, as a means of being social and more apt to help each other out. If another crew arrives after you’ve set up, offer to help with their tent or equipment. If something goes awry during the trip for anyone, it’s much easier to ask for help from somebody who was courteous enough to introduce themselves. Read more…