Camping Trips for Beginners

Camping can be some of the most enjoyable and memorable times with family and friends. But if you’re going on your first camping trip, you need some helpful tips to make the trip memorable instead of a disaster.
 Here are a few tips for those taking their first camping trip:
 Research the Camp Site
 Know what you’re getting yourself into and how much you will be removing yourself from civilization. View the campground map before booking, call ahead and ask questions, and check out the Yelp! Reviews. Also, ask for information on the particular camp site you are reserving, and be aware of the amenities they provide for campers so you know how to prepare.
 Bring Extra Supplies
 One common mistake that beginners make is assuming they’ve packed enough supplies. But toilet paper will get wet, your weekends worth of food will be gone the first night, your flashlight batteries will die, and your sleeping bag wont be as warm and cozy as you thought it would be. It’s better to have extra supplies and not need them rather then finding out the real meaning of roughing it.
 Watch the Weather
 The weather will probably be wonderful. However, nature has been known for unexpected flash floods, freezing nights, and blistering hot days but that should never stop a good time. Be aware of the weather and pack accordingly. And always make sure to bring extra blankets, dress in layers, and bring rain gear just in case.
 Make a Scavenger Hunt
 Make a scavenger hunt and take pictures of items on a list. It can be as easy or as complex as you want. If you’re looking at your camping trip from a photographer’s perspective, you are more likely to notice all the beauty around you and hopefully forget about all the bugs. And it gives you something you can take back and show people about your awesome camping trip!
 No one can set up a tent their first try, do not be discouraged. If you are worried, practice what you plan to do there. Set up your tent in the backyard a few times, cook a meal in your new dutch oven, and spend a night in your backyard to get an idea of what you’ll be up against on your trip. Also, the more you camp the easier it becomes, just keep camping!
 Do you have any other tips for beginners? Leave them in the comments

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