Useful Tips for Your First Family Camping Trip
Nowadays, camping has become ever so popular, with a mounting number of people preferring a ‘staycation’ holiday. With the necessary camping equipment, you can have such fun at a minimal cost with you’re the entire family. And if this is your very first time, then you need to do some reading.
Consider these tips so you can to a blast on your first outdoor sleepover:
1. Keep everything simple.
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Your first family camping trip is not a good time to strap on those backpacks and indulge in the wilderness for an entire week. One night or two in some campground near civilization should be good for starters. This first can be more successful if you choose a campground where you have electrical outlets, flush toilets, showers, the rest of the basic comforts of home.
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2. Have at least one experienced camper in the group.
Camping with your family group is great. But since you’re all beginners, it would be best to have a more experienced camper to come along. This individual will probably have know-how and equipment that would help make your trip more successful. In addition, if there are other kids who are the same age as your kids and can come along, that would be just great. Boredom can be a problem of children, but not when other children are around.
3. Bring good camping food.
Once again, keep things simple. Cook your supper with the use of campfire forks, which you can purchase at $4 each. Take some basics with you, like hot dogs, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper strips, pineapple chunks and mushrooms. Try skewing and cooking them on top of the fire! After the meal, clean the sticks in the fire and use them for toasting some marshmallows. Have the children toast their own, and take loads of marshmallows, because some of them will definitely catch on fire. Don’t forget those chocolate bars and graham crackers for your s’mores.
4. Plan for restful nights.
> Additional blankets to ensure that everyone is warm – It’s better to have more than enough than to be cold through the night. Long-lasting hand warmers – those that kind skiers use – will also be usual.
> Separate pair mattresses or pads – Use singles, not kings or queens so everybody can keep their tossing and turning to themselves. Cots are also a great option.
> Individual sleeping bags – This is always warmer than sleeping together under a bunch of blankets. But keep this in mind: you will surely get what you pay for. If you have no cash to buy quality equipment, perhaps you could rent or borrow for now.
> Finally, ear plugs – Nighttime noises are a lot louder when you hear them in a tent. Just a single dog barking is all it takes to keep you awake for hours.