Preparing For Fall Camping - Part 2

Preparing For Fall Camping - Part 2

In a previous blog post, we talked about several tips and tricks you can use this fall on your camping adventures. It's important to keep in mind that even for seasoned campers, you need to adapt your specific style and tactics based on the season.

We're back with a few more tips you can use this fall as the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to hit the ground. The more prepared you are for the autumn season, the more you'll be able to enjoy its natural beauty! Some might argue that camping in the fall is even better than camping in the summer, but we'll leave that up to you. In the meantime, use these helpful suggestions to make the most of this beautiful season.

Prepare Yourself for Rain

Weather this time of year can be somewhat unpredictable. People tend to associate fall with cloudy skies and rainy weather. While you should prepare yourself for rain in any season, it's especially important in the fall in order to keep yourself warm. So, how can you protect yourself and your belonging? It all starts with choosing the right gear.

Invest in a waterproof backpack, and line the inside of the backpack with plastic bags to keep everything dry. You should also bring along a few extra garbage bags or plastic bags. These can keep things dry, or separate things that have already gotten wet.

Extra tarps should also be added to the 'necessity' list. You'll be grateful you packed them when you can hoist them above your RV or tent to protect yourself while you're hanging out, eating, etc. They can actually give you a chance to enjoy and appreciate the rain, instead of run away from it.

Wear a Winter Hat

Are your toes cold? Put on a hat! This old saying might sound a little silly, but there is some truth to it. About 30% of your body's heat escapes from your head. If you're setting up camp in a cooler area, you'll keep yourself a lot warmer by donning a winter cap.

Prepare for Shorter Days

You'll have less light to work with during the fall, because the days are 'shorter.' Prepare yourself for that by pitching your tent as soon as you arrive at a campsite, and setting up everything you need. Giving yourself extra time while it's still daylight is important. You should also remember a few extra flashlights, and even a headlamp.

Drink Plenty of Water

You might not think you need as much water in cooler weather because you're not sweating as much. On the contrary, your body needs just as much (if not more) H20 in the fall. It's very easy to get dehydrated thanks to the cool, dry air. Drinking a lot of water throughout the day will help to prevent that, and will keep your body functioning properly so you can stay warm and energized.

Making the Most of Fall Camping

As you can see, there are plenty of things to think about when you hit the trail this autumn. These tips still just scratch the surface of everything you can do to keep yourself safe, protected, and healthy. Put them to good use, and the entire experience will be much easier. Setting up camp this time of year can be an incredible experience. Don't let the weather or elements dampen your spirits!

Dec 28th 2017

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