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Things to Remember Before Your Camping Trip

You can have a successful camping trip or an unsuccessful one depending on how you have made preparations for it. In order to get the most of your camping trip, check out some important things that you need to do prior to the trip.

Camping equipment should be carefully checked out to make sure that everything you need is there and working well. Dealing with faulty or missing parts at campsite can ruin the trip.

Be aware of the possible dangers in the particular campsite you have chosen.

It is good to let family and friends know in what particular campsite your are going and when you are going. Inform them when you will return home and information on what to do in the event that you fail to come home.

Weather conditions change so it is best to be prepared for every kind of weather condition.

You can be safe in the campsite if you have proper lighting equipment. Some things you need are a flashlight, headlights, or rope lights for navigation.

Prepare important small things like baby wipes, sanitizers, bottle opened, cork screw, a toilet roll, etc. Having a list will prevent you from forgetting to bring these small items.

It is difficult to pitch a tent so make sure you do it before dark. With a tent properly set up, you can have a good night’s rest in camp.

Look for a safe place to pitch your tent on. It is dangerous to pitch your tent under a tree and it will also be uncomfortable to have rocks and sticks under the tent.

Don’t put your tent near a body of water. You tent could be flooded if the body of water fills during a heavy rainfall.

Make your camp fire safe by putting your campfire away from trees and objects that can easily burn. Be aware of fire regulations and always be ready with a bucket of water in case of emergency.

If you have a fire, never leave it alone, and if you want to put it off, make sure you put sand or dirt on the drying embers. Extinguish your fire completely; there should be no more smoke coming from the ashes.

Food items should not stay inside your tent or else you will have animal visitors that you did not expect.

In order not to run out of food, also bring non-perishable goods. Some types of non-perishables include canned food, granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit, and others.

Recipes like cast iron Dutch over recipes are good to learn for your camping trip.

If you don’t want mold and mildew to damage your tent, make sure it is completely dried before packing it away.