Have you read about our family’s summer camping escapade at the Zion National Park? You probably saw pictures of our tent and of us when we were hiking and thought about doing some summer camping yourself.
If you’re in the mood for camping, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind:
- Inquire about campsite availability and the amenities provided there so that you can plan ahead and prepare your stuff accordingly.
- If you’re going to set-up a tent, check the parts first to see if they are complete and still working. During our camping, the nine of us had no choice but to share a tent because the other tent that we brought lacked some parts.
- Bring enough food. Consider the fact that after a hiking, everybody will be extra hungry. Canned foods will have to do especially if you’re gonna stay for a few days and no freezer, refrigerator nor other food storage facilities or equipment is available.
- Check to see if the campsite has access to drinking water. Prepare accordingly.
- Bring a first-aid kit or other medications you are taking.
- Don’t forget to pack some sunblock, hand sanitizers, insect repellant, soap, toilet paper, sanitary napkins or tampons (for women) and other products that you might need.
- Bring enough clothes, face towels, a less bulky towel and blankets. Just remember that you are camping and sometimes, you need to hike and carry your stuff with you to the campsite so don’t overpack.
- Research and learn about the weather at the campsite so you could pack clothes according to the weather. You don’t want to bring bulky jackets when it’s so hot there, right?
- Think in advance about how you’re gonna eat so you don’t forget those “little things” like a can opener, matches or lighter, portable stove, paper plates, plastic fork and spoons, etc.
The items above are just suggestions. If you think that I forgot something, please share about it in the comments section.