Thursday, August 23, 2012

10 Tips to Prepare for a Real Campout

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A campout can be a lot of fun, but preparing for it is important, this can help make sure you have fun, and avoid being stuck with nothing. If you have a campout and are prepared, you are sure to have a good time.

Having a tent with no holes that is the right size is key to any campout. Inspect it for holes all around, and make sure everyone can fit in it. Being able to sleep comfortably and safely is the basis for any camping trip.

Having a lot of healthy and nutritious food is important for camping. This can make everyone feel at ease and healthy during the campout. Not only that, but eating enough food is good for the energy levels of everyone.

Going without water too long can certainly be bad for ones health. This is especially true during camping. Make sure to bring enough water for everyone. Not only that, but if the camping is going to involve intense exercise, make sure to bring more than usual.

Weather Check
Make sure to check the weather before camping. If it will be hot, obviously bring enough water, if it will be rainy, make sure to bring protective gear.

Many people neglect taking sunblock when they go camping. This can be a mistake as people generally spend time inside in their day to day life. Getting a sunburn can mess up a camping trip very quickly.

Bug Spray
Avoiding mosquitoes and other bugs is important for a camping trip. Not only can bites make you sick, they can certainly make any camping trip less enjoyable.

Keep Warm
It is important to have adequate sleeping bags and blankets. Many people do not realize, most months of the year it is cold to sleep outside. Even in the summer time, having an extra blanket in the tent can make it more comfortable for sleeping.

Matches or Lighter
Many people neglect to bring this on a camping trip. Anytime food is going to be prepared, or people will relax around a fire, this is important. Though it can be done, it is very difficult to start a fire without this.

It is important to bring a flashlight when camping. We take for granted having lights in the house, but if you wake up in the middle of the night in the tent, having some sort of light is important.

Foam Pad
A camping trip is much more enjoyable when you sleep well. Having a foam pad can help you sleep much more comfortably. It is much easier on the hips on back to sleep on something soft rather than the hard ground.

When camping, bringing the essential items for comfort and safety are important. This will make the trip much more enjoyable for everyone. But it is important not to panic if an item is forgotten. Depending on the time of year and the region, certain items may not be so important. In the end, everyone has their own idea of comfort and security, but there certainly are some basics you should bring.


Imogen Schipley writes about the outdoors, adventure & finding affordable boat insurance quotes.

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