Camping trips are a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. What better way to spend your time than in nature, surrounded by the great outdoors? But before you pack up and head out, there are some things you should consider.
What to Pack for a Camping Trip?
Packing for a camping trip can be difficult. You have to think about what you will need in the outdoors and what you will need when you’re in camp.
First, you should take a tent or a tarp to sleep under. You should also take sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets for warmth. If you are going on a long camping trip, it might be worth taking an air mattress or inflatable mattress as well. Remember that space is limited, so try to pack light.
You should also bring food that doesn’t require cooking or refrigeration. Consider bringing some canned goods that don’t need to be heated up like soup and vegetables. This way, if your stove goes out or if the power goes out at camp, you’ll still have food to eat!
What to Wear to a Camping Trip?
The first thing to think about is what to wear. It is important that you dress appropriately for the weather and season. A good rule of thumb is to layer clothing so that you can take pieces off or put them on depending on how warm (or cool) it gets.
It’s also important that you wear clothes that are appropriate for your activity – if you’ll be climbing mountains or hiking through rugged terrain, sturdy shoes and durable clothes will be a must.
Most of the time, you’ll want to wear a backpack. A good one will carry water, snacks and spare clothes so that they never go out of reach.
Camping Trip Games
Camping trips are a great way to unplug from the world and reconnect with nature. But there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in your tent for hours on end. To make your camping trip more enjoyable, here are some games to pack for a camping trip:
- Cards: bring a deck of cards for games like Go Fish or Uno.
- Books: bring a book or two to read during down time.
- Puzzles: puzzles like jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles will keep you occupied for hours.
- Pencils: bring a pencil and your favorite coloring book or notebook to color in the day after the party.
- Board Games: board games will lend you something to do during down time.
- Wristbands: sometimes kids get bored with games, so play pass-the-band wristbands as a fun activity on the day.
What Food to Take on a Camping Trip?
One of the most important things to take on a camping trip is food. The type of food depends on the type of camping trip you are going on and what you want to do while you are there.
There are many different types of camping trips, some involve hiking or biking, others may involve just sitting around the campfire for hours. Camping can be done anywhere from a beach to in your backyard so it is important to consider how far away from civilization you want to go when deciding what food items you should bring along with you.
If you are going to be camping in a remote area, it’s always important to bring along food that will last long without refrigeration or freezing.
Foods that would not be good in hot weather or products that cannot be stored without the proper packaging are always best left behind in favor of more hearty, longer lasting foods.
The following foods will help keep you alive for an extended period of time:
- Bread, bread rolls and crackers
- Sealed bags of chips, biltong, and similar.
- Canned goods: vegetables, fruit, meat and fish in juices or water
- Dried fruit such as raisins, dates or apricots
- Dried pasta
- Nuts (peanuts/almonds/cashews)
The rest of the food will depend on the storage facilities you have available and your food preferences. The last rule of thumb is to pack more than you need! While out having fun on a camping trip, you can often work up an appetite.