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Tips for Worry-Free Tent Camping

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

campTent 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.

Be Prepared

planRecognizing 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.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting North Carolina

For me, the beach is the perfect vacation destination. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing other regions as well, but when summer starts I can feel the sun in my hair and the sand on my feet. As a family, we like to take a special vacation each year, so we try to alternate between the coast and the hills.

Every year, we start planning our coastal vacation and explore the different coastlines we need to see. It’s a great place to see the neighborhoods in Charlotte, even for us, it feels like coming home, especially as we push along the road and get closer to each of the recognizable landmarks we love so much.

Not Visiting the Sound Side

On the other side is the ocean and on the other side is the sound. You can’t miss the sound. There are no waves to speak of and the water is clear too. From hermit crabs to animals on the beach, it’s a treasure for young and old alike.

Staying in Kitty Hawk

OK, this suggestion may lead to some debate, because this is an area where many men and women stay but look at the small villages in the southern part of the area, along Route 12. Villages like Avon, Waves, Frisco, Hatteras, and Ocracoke have great vacation homes, but it’s almost like another planet. Sure, it takes longer to get there, but it’s worth it.

Visiting During the Height of Tourist Season


This mistake is hard to avoid when you have kids, and frankly, we moved in the summer with everyone else because our son is still in school. It’s amazing how cheap house rentals are, and also how empty it is before summer is in full swing and after it starts to end. The weather is ideal unless there’s a hurricane on the horizon, the prices are fair, and the crowds are almost non-existent.