Tips for First Time Campers - Part 2

Tips for First Time Campers - Part 2

Camping season is in full swing, and now with the 4th of July behind us, you may have already gotten in a great trip or two! But, if you’re still looking for a few tips to help make your next camping experience more enjoyable, we’ve got you covered.

After all, camping is something you can enjoy year-round if you truly want to. So, it’s important to keep learning and keep preparing yourself as much as possible. With that in mind, let’s cover more tips you can start using right away.

Research Different Campgrounds

A good rule of thumb is to stick to a campground near your home when you’re just starting out. Having familiar surroundings and knowing how to get somewhere if needed is helpful.

But, as you start to branch out and get more experienced, it’s well worth it to visit new places. That’s half the fun of camping!

There’s an abundance of information online about campgrounds all over the country. Some of the most interesting ones might even be closer than you think. Do your research on other campgrounds that appeal to you, and spread your RV’s wings!

Bring Bedding

If you’re camping in a tent, there’s no reason you can’t be comfortable. If you’ve already spent a few nights “roughing it” in nothing but a sleeping bag on the cold, hard ground, we’re sorry we didn’t offer this tip earlier.

Consider bringing some kind of bedding with you on your next excursion. It could be an inflatable mattress, a sleeping pad, or even just extra blankets. Not only will you be more comfortable, but you’ll be better prepared for the temperature drops that typically happen at night.

Pack Clothing for All Conditions

It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast before you go camping. But, even meteorologists get it wrong sometimes. That’s why you should fill your bag with clothing for all conditions.

The last thing you want is to have wet clothes from a bout of rain, or not enough layers if it gets cold. That can spell disaster for your entire trip. So, make sure you pack enough clothing for an extra day or two, just in case you need to change more frequently, and pack for different temperatures and weather conditions.

In a pinch, you can set up a clothesline at your campsite to dry out clothes quickly. Putting wet clothes back in your bag can lead to mold (and bad smells!). Keep the supplies on hand for a makeshift clothes line, and you’ll never have to worry about stepping into wet socks.

There are so many additional tips that can help to improve your camping experience and make you feel more confident with every trip. But, we hope the last two blogs have helped you get started. The more you camp, the more you’ll learn on your own. Even the most experienced campers are still learning every time they go! When you choose to be a lifelong learner, you’ll end up having more fun and experiencing the best of what camping has to offer. 

Jul 6th 2021 Stacey Koziel

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