Perhaps you remember camping as something from your youth, though you can enjoy the pastime at any age. You can still enjoy yourself if you just have the right information and the passion to create a memorable experience. These tips should help you along your way.
Although it is not an essential part of your back country camping gear, a machete is something that you may consider packing depending on where you are going. It is a very versatile tool in the wilderness. You can cut a trail, hack bamboo and vines for shelter, cut coconuts for water, chop firewood, and even use it as protection against wild animals.
Reserve your spot at a campground as soon as possible. Particularly in the summer, many people are interested in camping with their families. If you make your reservation in the winter, you are much more likely to get the best rate possible. Those savings can translate into additional family fun while on your vacation.
Select the right sleeping bag for the season. A bag that is intended for winter conditions will surely cause you to overheat when you are trying to sleep in summer weather. If you use a lightweight sleeping bag during the winter, you can spend your night shivering if it’s cold outside. You might even get hypothermia.
Do a “jungle breakfast” if you are bringing kids. Pack breakfasts of cereal, juice and fruit in bags and hide them somewhere on the campsite. Then, when the kids wake up, have them go and “hunt” for their breakfast. This makes an interesting diversion for them during the trip.
Using good information, you can relive your old childhood camping memories. This article should serve as a catalyst for inspiration that will help you plan a camping trip that will rival your childhood memories.