If you can’t get enough of the great outdoors and would love to plan an epic camping trip, simply continue reading to discover a few tips on planning the best camping trip of your life.
How to plan an unforgettable camping trip:
- Choose your companions wisely
Ultimately, it’s your choice of camping companions which will make or break your camping trip. So it’s a wise idea to travel with friends or family members who are fun, positive and low maintenance. Also, make sure that the individuals who you invite on your camping trip will get on well, in order to enjoy your best camping trip yet.
- Consider packing luxury items
It is always a good idea to have a camping checklist to ensure you have all the essentials for your trip! To make your trip even better, you could consider packing some luxury items as well. As an example, if you plan on driving to your campsite, it’s well worth packing an air bed and a couple of full-sized pillows, so that you’ll have no trouble falling asleep each night.
- Make sure to plan plenty of action-packed activities
Examples of which may include swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, rafting, geocaching, and hiking.
- Consider going off grid and logging off your social media accounts for a couple of days
If you want to enjoy every second of your camping trip without worrying about uploading selfies to your social media accounts it’s well worth choosing a camping spot that doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. Alternatively, if your camping spot does offer Wi-Fi make a conscious effort not to turn your smartphone on unless you have to make a call. If you rely on using your phone for photos, just turn your mobile data off for the duration of your trip.
While keeping off your smartphone and social media may be tough at first, after a couple of hours you should find that it’s much more fun focusing on having fun with your travel companions.
- Make sure to toast smores and sausages
Nothing tastes better on an epic camping trip than fire roasted smores and sausages. So make sure to pack both for your upcoming camping trip. Just remember to keep your sausages in a portable freezer or an ice box until you use them. Especially in summer.
- Consider camping in a national park
If you want to pitch your tent in a picturesque area which boasts stunning views, you can’t go wrong applying for a camping permit which will permit you to pitch your tent in a national park. Just be sure to apply for a permit well in advance as most national parks have a strict quota when it comes to the number of camping permits which they can hand out in a single camping season.
- Make sure to pack a first aid kit
While no one plans to get injured on a camping trip, it always pays to be prepared and to pack a first aid kit, which contains band-aids, ibuprofen or paracetamol, tweezers, gauze and antiseptic cream. Also remember, to replace any items which you use on your trip, for future trips. As the last thing you want to do is open your first aid kit on a future trip to find that it’s half empty.
- Purchase an inexpensive pack of playing cards
You’ll enjoy playing cards by torchlight when the sun goes down.
So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to plan the ultimate camping trip!