Camping Tips for Beginners
When I first started camping, I felt so nervous and felt like I’ll be flopping the whole time! But after that experience, I began to learn a lot of new things, laughing over my blunders and appreciating the lessons learned while outdoors.
And I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way! If it’s your first camping trip, then don’t worry! As long as you stay prepared and have the prior knowledge (research helps!), you’ll be able to have an amazing time outdoors. So stay prepared and read on as I show you a few camping tips for beginners to help you out.
Here are the seven best camping tips for beginners I learned while I was a first-timer camper myself!
Make sure that you do your research and plan ahead, creating lists of things you’ll need to pack, as well as the itinerary. Set a date during times it isn’t peak season, but with good weather to avoid the crowds and inclement weather.
I recommend that you also search up on campsite facilities, making your choice based on the location, amenities, and the cleanliness of the camp. It pays to plan when you’re a beginner to avoid any hassles due to lack of research.
Prepare a Survival Kit
A lot of people think that a survival kit is useless because “nothing wrong can happen.” But you never know if one gets lost or has an injury, which is why it’s crucial to pack a survival and first aid kit filled with bandages, medication, signaling devices, a walkie-talkie or two-way radio, a camping fire starter, and multi-tools that can help you stay alive when camping.
These kits are essential and must be brought wherever you are while in the campsite.
Get Good Grub
One of the enjoyable experience while camping would be the food trip that happens! There are tons of things you can bring to stay energized and active for the next camping activities, but you also must make sure that you bring food that’s easy to cook and eat.
I recommend that you bring chocolates and nuts if you plan to run or walk on the trail, as well as canned goods and non-perishable items like bread. And if you want to have coffee while camping, you can also opt to bring your own percolator or French press for an excellent brewed coffee.
Stay Happy and Flexible
Yes, making a plan for your camping trip is essential, but that doesn’t mean all the activities and schedules will go down accurately. There will be some changes, may it be during the road trip or the sleeping schedule.
Either way, don’t let it ruin your trip and simply let things flow. As long as everyone’s happy and safe, continue with what’s happening at the moment and be flexible for any changes.
Organize and Bring ONLY What’s Needed
Yes, you may be tempted to bring all your baby’s toys or books along, but these will actually weigh you down and might not even be used when out camping. Only bring the essentials and use a quality backpack to put it in.
Organize your pack in a way where the heaviest items are at the bottom, working your way up to the lightest and most needed items.
Start Investing In Quality Equipment
Do not scrimp on camping equipment, because investing in quality items will pay you back in the long run. You wouldn’t want your tent breaking down while setting it up, or your backpack tearing from heaviness.
Do your research and make the right investments on tents and bags, as these will last for many camping trips to come!
Have Some Fun!
Lastly, don’t let the camping trip go idle! When making your plans and itinerary, add in fun and enjoyable activities, like card games and frisbee.
This helps you open your eyes to the beauty of nature! And never forget to add in stargazing and campfire s’mores, because it’s never a fun camping trip without it.
Wrapping It Up
No matter where you are in the world, camping will be one of the best experiences you can try out today. Not only will it enable you to open your horizons, but it’s a fantastic way to spend time with your loved ones.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner because, through preparation and informative camping tips, you’ll learn a lot and be ready for what’s to come your way.
I hope that this article on camping tips for beginners helped you out. So don’t wait any longer and begin planning your camping trip today.
If you have any questions or would like to share your own camping tips for beginners, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.
About the Author
Deann Rebello – I’m a founder at BearinForest.com, a Camping blog that shares everything about traveling and camping. I’m just a young lady who loves camping out and always eager to share my bonding experience to the world. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter