Whether you have been going on an annual summer camping trips for several years in a row or this is the first year that you plan on embarking on a fun-filled summer camping trip, simply continue reading to discover a handy guide to preparing for a summer camping trip!
Tips for Preparing for Summer Camping Trips:
1. Make sure to purchase bug repellent
If you don’t want to spend days itching bug bites, make sure to pack enough bug repellent to last your entire summer camping trip.
If you want to be on the safe side, it’s also a great idea to purchase two different types of bug repellent such as a bug repellent spray and a bug repellent silicone bracelet as some individuals find that one form of bug repellent is far more effective than the other. So in the event that one type of bug repellent is ineffective, you’ll have a plan b.
2. Also ensure to pack a high SPF sunscreen
As you’ll be likely to spend lots of time exploring the great outdoors taking part in activities such as canoeing, hiking and fishing, it’s also a great idea to pack plenty of sunscreen for your trip. If possible opt for a sunscreen which offers a high SPF rating and which is waterproof. As one member of your group is likely to forget to pack sunscreen, it’s well worth packing extra sunscreen.
3. Make sure to pitch your tent in your backyard in advance of your camping trip
The last thing you want to do is to drive hours to your chosen camp site only to find that your tent is lacking pegs or poles. So do yourself a favor and pitch your tent in your back yard a few weeks before your summer camping trip to see if your tent is missing any pieces. Especially, if you’re lent your tent out to your friends or family members in the past. If you’re not taking a tent and are staying in a caravan or camper you still may want to make sure it is stocked with all of the essentials. You also may want to consider what caravan accessories will be useful for your trip!
4. Pack extra batteries for your flashlight and lanterns
As you may rely on your flashlight and lanterns in order to safely get around your campsite at night, make sure to pack extra batteries for both your flashlights and your lanterns.
5. If you plan on completing challenging hikes, make sure to increase your fitness level before your vacation
If you plan on completing arduous full day hikes, it’s a great idea to go on a few smaller hikes, in the weeks leading up to your summer camping trip, to ensure that you’ll easily be able to complete any hikes which you choose to tackle on your upcoming camping trip.
6. Pack two swimsuits
It’s well worth packing two pairs of swimsuits as if one of your swimsuits is drying out on your tent, you’ll have a dry swimsuit to change into, if you feel like swimming again before your first swimsuit dries out. As no one enjoys the sensation of putting on a wet, soggy swimsuit.
If you follow the advice listed out above you’ll be sure to enjoy a fuss free, fun-filled summer camping trip!
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