Do you love being outdoors and sleeping under the stars? Do you dream of crisscrossing the country in an old pickup truck, or hiking through the wilderness without having to worry about wifi? Here’s are several camping tips to help make your camping adventures awesome!
“I’m new to camping. What do I need?”
When you’re new to camping, it can be overwhelming. There are so many things to remember and so much gear to buy. If you’re just starting out, take a deep breath, because it really isn’t as hard as you think it is! We’re going to talk about five things that every beginner should know that will get you on your way to a great weekend (or week) outdoors.
Before You Go Camping
Be sure to check the weather before you go. You don’t want to pack for cold weather if it’s going to be warm, or vice versa.
Camping Tips For Before You Go
When planning a camping trip, it’s best to plan ahead. Secure your campsite well before your scheduled departure. If you wait until the day before or show up in the evening, you might find that all of the nearby campsites are fully booked and you have to drive a long way to find a spot.
Make sure your car is in good condition and has plenty of gas in it. You don’t want to get stranded on the side of the road somewhere on your way up or down the mountain.
Bring all of the equipment you need for your campsite and make sure it’s all in good condition. No one wants to go out into the woods to find that their tent is leaking or that their sleeping bags are broken.
Bring plenty of food with you—you don’t want to have to go shopping once you’re already there!
Where Should You Go Camping?
Probably one of the best camping tips we can give is for you to start out at one of your local state parks. Many states have ample camping and recreational opportunities for low cost. A lot of these have amenities such as toilets and showers (you may not want to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness on your first camping trip).
For instance, in Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website to find and reserve a state park campsite.
Need More Camping Tips?
Be sure to check out our sister website, hikehuntcamp.com for more great information on camping adventures.
Questions or comments?
Leave a comment below or reach out to us at our contact us page and we’ll get back to you.