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Camping is something that is fun for the entire family. Whether you are new to camping, or are a seasoned veteran, there are always things you must consider before venturing out on your next camping trip. The following article will help prepare you for your next trip so that you have a good and safe time.
You don't have to be a boy scout to be prepared, if you plan to go camping. One of the first rules is to be sure to tell somebody where you will be. If there isn't an exact location to give beach party, then give a general idea of major roads nearby or even GPS coordinates if you know them and give a timeframe of when you plan to return.
Always keep a close eye on yourself, your family, and your possessions; as they will all get a little dirty. If you know this ahead of the actual trip, you can prepare for the inevitable and get yourself some extra supplies. Enjoy the outdoors and get down and dirty. You can get clean when you return home.
If you have little ones camping with you, pack a few art supplies. When you get to your site, show them how to do leaf rubbings. There are always a variety of leaves in all shapes and sizes, so trying them all out will take a while. The kids will be happy and you will have some peace and quiet while you relax and watch them.
All participants should have a say in where you go camping. Have a conversation about where you want to go. There are thousands upon thousands of places to choose from. Narrow down your top choices and let your entire family decide.
As a courtesy to other campers, don't leave your lighting on overnight, if you are close to others. Pack a timer that you can attach to your lights that will automatically shut them off after a certain time. Leaving lights on overnight is a popular complaint among most American campers!
You need to maintain your cleanliness while camping. Good hygiene is difficult when you are camping sometimes, but you can keep yourself clean. A bottle of hand sanitizer is excellent to have so you can clean hands before eating. You can also use rubbing alcohol on areas of your body that are not sensitive. A mild biodegradable soap and a sponge can be used to take mini-baths when water resources are low.
Ask family or friends who are camping with you for their input on your camping location. Talk about where you want to camp. There are thousands upon thousands of places to choose from. Try to select a short-list and then put it to a family vote.
Giving yourself enough time to enjoy your camping trip is key. Plan out your trip far in advance and get a couple of days off from work if possible. You want to enjoy yourself camping for at least a few days, that way you feel like you got the full experience out of it.
What better way to spend your hard earned vacation time than a stay in the woods by a campfire? Hopefully this article has shown you new and better ways of dealing with all the little challenges posed by roughing it, and will make your next outing all the more fun.