Camping Tips and Tricks

  • Look at the weather forecast to ensure you a prepared for what is to come.
  • Prepare a packing checklist so that you don’t forget any important supplies.
  • Scope out the area before picking a campsite. Choose a spot without debris and fallen limbs.
  • Take into consideration the proximity of other campers.
  • Set up camp before sunset.
  • Know the location of the sun before setting up your tent.
  • Stake your tent properly.
  • A campsite with some tree cover with provide shade and can be helpful in the event of a rain storm.
  • Don’t use a tent that is larger than you need. It makes the process of putting up and taking down the tent much more difficult.
  • Choose a sleeping bag that fits the weather conditions you will be encountering.
  • Keep control of your camp fire. Know its burn rate.
  • Always have extra wood.
  • Don’t forget to bring insect repellent.
  • Be confident in your ability to start a fire.
  • Prepare each meal ahead of time.
  • Bring the right cookware.
  • Don’t over pack.
  • Try using ice block instead of ice cubes to keep your coolers cold.
  • Use separate storage containers to separate specific items. For example, have one storage container specifically for washable dishes that have been used so they do not contaminate the clean dishes.
  • Bring extra trash bags.
  • Be effective in storing water.
  • Always have a working flashlight.