Are you looking towards unique ways of getting away from the daily grind -with travel ideas that promise not to break the bank? Go camping. This favorite outdoor activity for nature lovers, budget travelers and those looking for easy and independent ways of enjoying a well deserved break is fast topping the wish-list of people from diverse walks of life. Whether you are looking towards spending a night or an entire week away from home; camping helps you explore the bounties of your chosen destination in an affordable and comfortable way. Read on for simple tips that promise to make your next camping trip all the more memorable.
Determine your Camping Trip Type
The very first thing that needs attention before starting off e planning process for camping trip is obviously its type. Are you interested in staying in a cabin,, taking am RV, in sleeping in a tent close to your car, or hiking up to a secluded spot and taking a nap under the stars? You decision will basically boil down to your own definition of “roughing it.” If having your personal bathroom and sleeping in a bed is important on a vacation, then you should ideally go in for the RV route. If you re absolute geared for adventurous fun and ready to face the elements, just grab a pack and start hikin’!(image by krakencrafts)
Once you have the camping type under wraps, you need to decide your location. Fortunately, you will find great camping areas scattered all over the world, even in close proximity to big cities. You may choose to reserve your spaces by booking the same online or by contacting individual campgrounds. As summer months are considered as the most popular; you should ideally think about getting your spot reserved months in advance.
In contemporary times, many camp grounds come on “first come, first served” basis. While most of the general rules are applicable here, especially for popular camping grounds during summer, arriving early is the trick to getting a good place of your choice. As you will be camping along with some hardcore campers, you should think of starting early -not by noon, but at the crack of dawn early.
Clothes to be Packed for a Camping Trip
Now, it is the time to think about and decide what to take along. Your essentials can be broken up into five major categories : shelter, sleeping gear, clothing, food, and everything else. As weather conditions are the main key factor for most of these items, you need to get a good idea about the forecasts for the days on which you decide to be outdoors and pack accordingly. It’s best to bring garments in layers, in materials that tend to wick moisture away from the body like polypropylene-also, remember to carry warm fabrics like wool that tend to keep you insulated and warm even when wet. Rain gear and the appropriate clothes for swimming, sleeping, hiking and lounging about is also important.(image by F. Tronchin)
Along with the proper clothes, you need to bring along survival kits, first aid, sleeping bag, food items…….. The list is quite exhaustive.
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