A wonderful way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city life is to go camping. A hike up the mountains and sleeping under the stars is an inexpensive way to reconnect with nature. However, if you think that putting up a tent and building a campfire requires a lot of effort that seems unappealing then your camping trip is unlikely to happen. When it comes to camping, a little bit of planning and being safe will go a long way. Take a look at the steps below:
Finding Your Location
If you are a little skeptical about camping or this is your first time then the best way to get excited at the idea is to choose a location that you are excited to go to! Visiting a new part of the country or exploring a completely new and different habitat will definitely be adventurous and make you want to go out camping. There are many state national parks or campsites at beautiful and diverse locations to choose from.
Type of Location
When it comes to the type of campsite, many national parks and campsites offer a choice between two: remote and full service campsites. Remote campsites are ones with few to no basic amenities such as running water, electricity, restrooms or picnic tables and so on. Full service sites usually offer all of the above. There are also private campsites that offer extra facilities such as outdoor pools if you need a bit of luxury. Make sure you know what you want before you start on your trip.
Choosing a Tent
It is crucial to have a good quality tent when you decide to go camping as this will essentially be your temporary home for a few days. The better the quality of your tent, the better your camping experience will be. A tent that is usually larger than what you actually need is far more comfortable than smaller, cramped up tents. There are tents such as 3- season tents that are good for moderate weather while the 4-season tents tend to be best for camping out in harsher weather conditions such as during winter.
Pack the Right and Most Essential Gear
There will be a bunch of essential gear that will make your camping experience more pleasant. These include camp chairs, hammocks, and folding tables to name a few. There is also a need for extra blankets and scarves as you never know how the weather will change. Flashlights, rope, matches, extra batteries, pocket knives are some items that will always come in handy when you are in the outdoors.