Have you ever wanted to take your family on a camping trip but not sure you know everything it takes to make the experience a success?
Here are some great packing tips to help you have a safe and comfortable experience:
- Rest Assured!
Make sure you have the proper things to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and don’t forget to pack a box fan.
As peaceful as nature is many times a rented campsite can offer loud nearby camping neighbors.
A box fan can drown out any noise if you are a light sleeper.
- Get Fired Up!
Don’t forget to pack things to help light the campfire.
Charcoal, matches or lighter, lighter fluid, newspaper and wood.
A campfire can be the best lullaby to put you to sleep at night!
- Food for Thought…
While packing food, try and remember to keep it light during the light of day. While camping, drinking lots of water during activities during the day is the most important thing along with light, healthy snacks. Such things like granola bars, yogurt tubes, string cheese, pretzels and fresh fruit are all good options. However, one of the best things about camping is having great food to chow down on at night by the campfire.
To avoid stress during meal preparation, be sure to pack meals that can be roasted by the campfire or meals you can through in the crock-pot and cook during the day while at the beach.
- Cool Pack!
While packing for your trip, it is important to take enough clothing to make sure you will be comfortable. In this case, always follow the 2X2X2 rule!
Plan an outfit for each day you will be gone and then add 2 pairs of shoes, 2 sweatshirts and 2 jackets.
- Gear Up
Don’t forget all the camping gadgets to help you have a great time!
Flashlights, lantern, extra batteries, hotdog or marshmallow pokers for the campfire, screwdrivers, hammer mallet, camp chairs, tablecloth for outside picnic table, maps, atlas, camera, binoculars and coolers.
- Squeaky Clean
It’s not rocket science to understand you are going to get dirty while in a woods camping, however, a pale for the shower room can make getting clean a whole lot easier while camping!
Some things you might want to add to your shower pale are: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, washrag, towel and hairbrush.
- Play it Safe
There are a few items you will want to take on your camping trip to make sure you stay safe and protected.
These items include: First aid kit, bug repellant, blister cream, bug bite cream, sunscreen, chapstick, aloe, headache or any other personal medication.
Making sure you have these things packed before your trip can give you more time to rest and relax while you make lots of GREAT memories during your camping experience!