camping tips

Planning a camping trip- how to

Planning a Camping trip can be such fun and it a fabulous way to encourage children to leave technology behind and enjoy everything the great outdoors and nature has to offer. Camping can be daunting for first-timers. If you’re worried about getting your stuff across a campsite, the potential of rain or mud, how to stay warm, or cook a half-decent meal… then don’t worry!

Here are a few hints and tips to give you a start:

  • Check weather forecasts – do you really want to camp in gale force winds?
  • Even if the predicted weather sounds fine, take waterproofs just in case.
  • If you plan on roughing it in the wilderness, a good sleeping bag and provisions for making a fire are recommended.
  • Take any tools you will need, a checklist is a good idea.
  • Make sure you thoroughly map out where you’re going.
  • Let someone at home know where you’re going.
  • Bring entertainment – after a few hours in the woods or a field, you might at least want to read, have a drink or strum a guitar.

Finally ensure the area where you camp has something worth going to look at or nearby activities such as:

  • hiking
  • boating
  • tree-climbing
  • fishing

Key Tip: Put your tent up in the garden or nearby field before you head out on your trip. If you arrive late to the site and you have never put your tent up, you can image your trip might not get off to the best start!

 Camping is fun!

Why not Take a peak at our Camping Den Kit. 

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