Whether it’s your first weekend of camping or your 100th, outdoor tent camping can and should be a great experience remembered for its highpoints, not its disappointments. Experienced campers know exactly what to expect and what to do, but they may still be surprised by a really simple camping tips about the cars to go camping with that they haven’t kept in mind. These simple, mostly common-sense tips can help new campers get off to a wonderful start and may even have a tip or two for experienced campers.
Know the Camping Area
Tent camping means being prepared, and you can’t be prepared if you don’t know what to expect. It’s not enough to know if you’re camping in the mountains or the plains, or if it’s going to be hot or cold, but you also need to know what kind of terrain the area has and what the typical weather expectations are. For example, bathrooms are a mile away, or there is only one water source for the entire campground, or electricity is available but you can only use an extension cord.
Recognizing the information above can allow you to choose what camping gear you want to choose and how much you want to choose. It’s not just about what items and quantities are planned and appropriate for your planned trip, but also what you will need for the “unplanned”. For example, you planned to have a change of clothes every day – exactly what happens when you get unplanned soaked because you crossed a stream.