I never thought I would garner survival techniques and tips from my spam folder. Sure enough though, possibly in response to last week’s fishing (or, more accurately Phishing?) post someone decided to spam me with how to camp. It isn’t exactly Bear Grylls style stuff, to be sure, but it was enough to warrant sharing with you, in case your taking your Girl Scout or Navigator Troops (we don’t support the Boy Scouts of America ’round these parts right now) out to the woods in case you want to fair better than a Friday the 13th flick.
Stay in a positive mindset, even when things go wrong. This is especially important when camping with children. A few things going wrong can’t ruin your whole trip; unless you let it. Being in a negative mood for too long can ruin your trip and other peoples fun, also.
While camping seems synonymous with a campfire, that campfire doesn’t necessarily have to be made from wood. In fact, it might be safer and easier to use a portable campfire unit powered by propane. For the most part, these units are permitted unless there is a fire ban in place. Marshmallows taste just as good from these units as they do over an open, wood-burning fire, too.
If you are using a tent for camping, put a great deal of thought into buying your tent. Consider the climate. Consider your price range. How often will you be using this tent? You don’t want to buy a tent that won’t be able to stand up to the elements. At the same time, you don’t need to pay a fortune for a tent you plan to only use once.
On your next fishing trip, go fishing. Fishing is a great way to enjoy yourself while you’re out in nature, but it also helps you pack more lightly because you catch your food on the trip instead of having to bring it with you. Learn to de-bone a fish before leaving home and you’ll have easy fish dinners on your camping trip.
As you can see, it is important to keep some basic tips and advice in mind for your camping trip. Camping is fun and simple, but it is always important to be prepared. The information shared here should prepare you quite well to have a great trip that will be memorable long after the trip has ended!