Cool Camping Advice and Tips

Cool Camping Advice and Tips

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Since: Mar 14

Peoria, AZ

#1 Mar 7, 2014
What You Ought To Know About Camping
Are you thinking about camping? Are you prepared for some camping basics? Though plenty of what you need to know is basic, you must take the time to educate yourself. Read on for some great tips.
See if you can integrate swimming into your camping trip. You might long for a good shower when you are camping. Spending some time in cool water can help you stay clean and refresh your spirits, so a little swimming can soothe the part of your heart longing for a bath.
Ensure that you pack everything that you will need before leaving for a camping trip. It would be a shame to arrive at your campsite only to realize you have forgotten some important items, like food and water. Make sure you check for the items you need, and create a list before leaving to be certain you have everything you want.
Prior to camping in a brand new area, you must understand its dangers. This includes knowing the area’s deadly spiders, what the terrain is like, and whether flash flooding is possible or not. Each area can pose different dangers, so familiarize yourself whenever you venture somewhere new.
If the area you are camping in is known for dangerous wildlife, you will need to be doubly careful with food storage. This means you must warp things up tightly, keep them away from the tent, and avoid some food types while camping. This helps lower your attack risk.
Generally when you camp, you want to live with as little as possible but still be prepared for anything. Bring extra blankets along with your sleeping bag. This will help you to stay warm, comfortable and safe during a cold or wet night.
Packing all the essentials is vital to the success of your camping venture. Forgetting a few simple items could be disastrous for your trip. Make an all-inclusive list, and check each item off as you pack. Don’t forget sleeping bags, water, utility knives, anti-bacterial soap and sanitizer, fire starters and a sturdy tent.
Make sure your sleeping bag is fit for the environment in which you are going to camp. If the weather is warm, you want a lightweight bag. If frigid temperatures will be present, choose a sub-zero rated bag. You will need sleeping bags that hug your body and help you retain body heat if you’re sleeping in a tent.
Pesky mosquito bites can be avoided with an orange peel. If you forgot your mosquito repellant, do not worry. Just rub the inside of the peel over any exposed body parts. You should be mosquito free for hours.
When you are out in the wilderness with kids, have a photo of them with you. In the unfortunate event of an accident, this will help you have some form of identification for seeking assistance. Be sure that you have one on hand if you are far from home so that you are fully prepared.
Bring trail mix and beef jerky. When the sun sets and you get too exhausted to cook that night’s meal, you can cheat once or twice and eat some of those tasty, filling snacks you’ve now decided to pack. These snacks should preserve for a good while, so there’s no wasting involved if they aren’t eaten.
Camping can either be an extremely relaxing or an extremely torturous experience. How you prepare for your camping trip will make or break your weekend. If you are well prepared for any possible situation, you are likely to have a great camping experience.
When selecting a sleeping bag, make sure it’s season-appropriate. You need a lightweight sleeping bag for the summertime. Meanwhile, if you are camping during the winter months, you will probably desire a more heavyweight sleep bag that will protect the body’s extremities from frostbite.
Dress in layers when camping. You may find that the weather conditions can change rapidly. The morning may have a chill, but the afternoon may be balmy or sweltering hot. Also, as soon as night time begins to fall, temperatures can plummet. Layers of clothes will reduce the impact of the cold on your body.
Cisco Kid

United States

#2 Mar 7, 2014
Another backwoods secret.
I used to worry about bears when hiking and camping until I learned this trick.

Just bring along somebody that runs slower than you and make them carry the chocolate!

Since: Mar 14

Peoria, AZ

#4 Mar 10, 2014
More Helpful information or Camping.
Useful Tips For A Fun-Filled Camping Adventure
Being out in nature is a wonderful experience. Camping is a great pastime for a reason. Remember, however, you must plan your trip in advance. The following advice will help you be better prepared for going camping.
Search out shelter before the sun sets when you are camping. Once darkness falls, it is very difficult to set up camp. This is especially true if you are an urbanite whose sight is not used to the pitch dark. Avoid being in that position; find good shelter before the sun goes down.
Pick a type of sleeping bag that happens to be appropriate 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. Alternatively, taking a light bag in the winter can lead to great discomfort. You could even experience hypothermia.
Survival Kit
Carry a survival kit on your person. Your survival kit should contain a survival knife, water-purifying tablets, waterproof matches, first aid kit, and a flare gun. These are essential items for your survival if you ever get lost. Always carry this pack with you instead of leaving it at the campsite.
Ensure that your tent is large enough for all of the potential occupants. You want to make sure that you have enough room in the tent for sleeping quarters and so that each person in the room has enough room.
Camping is a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous; the difference between the two is preparation. Be sure you're always prepared before you go camping. If you are camping somewhere new, research the area to familiarize yourself with the climate, wildlife and other factors.
If you are going camping with children, eat a "jungle breakfast". Take mini-boxes of cereal, juice boxes and fruit out into the woods, and tie them to the trees. When the kids awake, you can tell them to "hunt" for breakfast. This is a wonderful way to add fun to their camping enjoyment.
Dryer lint can be used as kindling for starting your campfire. Collect the lint in your dryer and store it in a bag a few weeks before you go camping to prepare for this. Keep a simple plastic or ziplock bag near your dryer to make collecting easier. Doing this means you can just snag your kindling on the way out the door the morning your trip starts.
Oranges are great for camping since they're healthy, easy to eat, and they also keep mosquitoes away. After you have eaten the orange, rub the peel onto exposed body parts and this will repel any blood-sucking bugs.
Your camp should always be set up before the sun sets. When adventuring in an RV, be safely parked before dark. Seek out flat, dry ground if you are roughing it with a tent. Getting your camp set up before dark will give you time to get to know your campsite and surrounding area. This will also let you avoid the frustration of doing it when it's not at easy to see what you are doing.
Don't forget to pack up some duct tape when you're camping because it's very versatile. You can patch holes in tents, shoes and inflatables as well as using it to secure your tent or seal your mosquito netting.
If camping is new for you, start somewhere nearby. You may find that your gear isn't up to par, or your trip isn't what you thought it would be. Novice campers sometimes don't pack enough food or clothing, which is a problem if they are far away. There could be a lot of reasons why you need to end your trip early, so keeping your first trip close to home can save a lot of headaches.
Bringing a dog on your camping trip is fine as long as you bring a leash and keep a close eye on them. There are those who have a fear of dogs. It is important that you respect others while you are camping. Additionally, your dog could really destroy anyone's campsite if left on his own, including yours.
Cisco Kid

United States

#5 Mar 11, 2014
Don't forget the Snake Bite Medicine!

Always,......Always,....Bring Snake Bite Medicine on the trail..
My preference is Bourbon.
You can get empty lightweight plastic pint or quart medicine bottles at any pharmacy to lose the weight of the typical glass container.
(mind your P's and Q's now)

Always,.....Always,.....Rememb er......If you don't see any snakes on the trail it is no reason not to practice medicating for snakebite.

Practice makes perfect.

Since: Mar 14

Peoria, AZ

#6 Mar 13, 2014
Even More Helpful Tips for Camping.
Camping Advice That Will Boost Your Overall Experience
Many people think camping only involves sitting around bored while rationing food and getting bitten by bugs. While this may be true for some people, it’s not true for everyone. By taking the time to properly plan, you can avoid nasty bugs, eat well and have a wonderful time. Keep on reading to gain knowledge of how you can enhance your next trip.
Camping Trip
Preparation can make your camping trip easy and relaxing. Always be well prepared prior to leaving on your camping trip. If camping at a new location, make sure you investigate the geography, climate, and local wildlife so you are prepared for any dangers.
If you’re camping with kids, try a “jungle breakfast”. Bring several, small boxes of easy-to-fix foods, such as cereals, fruits, snacks, and other quick, yet healthy, meals. Then, have the kids go on a hunt for their breakfast when they awaken. This adds a little sprinkle of adventure and excitement to any camping trip.
Learn about any dangers that may exist at your campsite before heading out on the highway. This refers to things like dangerous fauna, geography and climate. Every camping spot has its own potential dangers for the untrained.
Take along some things to entertain yourself and your family. Card games are a fun way to pass the time if the weather does not cooperate. If the kids are camping with you, you’ll need to increase the amount of entertainment items that you pack.
Although you want to live on as little as possible while camping, you need to prepare yourself for your trip. Bring creature comforts like a sleeping bag, extra blankets and even an air mattress. This helps to warm you up in case it gets too cold at night. They are also good to use for extra padding.
Before you go camping, make sure to think about the clothes you will need for the trip. Clean clothes are important, as you will not want to feel dirty while out in the wilderness. You should also make sure that you pack suitable clothes for the weather forecast and activities planned. Robust hiking boots that do not tear are another great item to bring while camping.
Utility Knife
One great suggestion for any camping trip is to pack a second utility knife. The versatility of a utility knife makes it priceless when you are out camping. Bring one to slip into your pocket and throw a backup knife into your bag. You never know when your utility knife will come in handy!
A camping trip could be fun and relaxing, or it could easily become a hellish nightmare. Preparation can be the factor that determines how your trip turns out. As long as you are adequately prepared for the possible difficulties you could encounter, your camping trip should be most enjoyable.
Sleeping Bag
Select a sleeping bag that works with the temperature and season. You need a lightweight sleeping bag for the summertime. However, if it is winter, a thicker sleeping bag will be needed so you won’t freeze during the night.
How are you going to cook when you go camping? This decision must be made prior to heading out on your trip so you can pack accordingly. A lot of people are excited about cooking thing over a flame, but that is hard to do without the right supplies.
Your tent should be kept ventilated and free of moisture. Lack of ventilation can cause condensation to form when you sweat and breathe. This can result in you getting wet. In a tent, you can crack doors, windows or vents to help you avoid buildup of moisture and give yourself a cross breeze.
You can now see that camping can be a lot of fun. Use this information as a great guide to planning the next outdoor adventure you wish to go on. They can help you avoid any issues and enjoy a lot of benefits and offerings.
Cisco Kid

United States

#7 Mar 13, 2014
mrossenbach wrote:
Even More Helpful Tips for Camping.
Camping Advice That Will Boost Your Overall Experience
..........
.
MAN! Are YOU ever boring..........Stop and take a breath once in awhile.

Have you ever camped someplace that didn't have a concrete fire ring?
Didn't think so...

Anyway, back to Snake Protection.
Many people say if you surround your sleeping area with a thick hemp rope lying on the ground snakes won't cross over it.
Sounds hopeful.........Maybe it will help you sleep better.

ME?....... I'm going to practice administering snake bite medicine.

Since: Mar 14

Peoria, AZ

#8 Mar 17, 2014
More Helpful Tips for Camping
Boost Your Camping Skills With These Smart Ideas
The perception that people have of camping is boredom mixed with insect bites and camp food. This doesn’t have to be the case. By taking the time to properly plan, you can avoid nasty bugs, eat well and have a wonderful time.
Make sure you have a survival kit with you during your entire camping trip. Things to include in your survival pack are a knife, matches that are waterproof, first aid kit, flares and tablets to purify water. You need this if you become lost or stranded; the items in your kit may save your life. Your kit should not be left behind at the camp site, but should be carried with you wherever you go.
Try using dryer lint to help you start your campfire. Before you go camping, start saving lint from the dryer’s filter. An easy way to remember to save up your lint is to keep a plastic bag near your dryer as a reminder.
Don’t go far from home during your first couple of camping trips. You don’t want to be far away if you decide you’ve had enough of camping, or if you have problems with your equipment. Maybe you will find you have not brought enough food, clothing or other necessities. Many problems may arise for a new camper, so camping close to where you live can help you.
Take along some things to entertain yourself and your family. Card games, fishing poles or games like a scavenger hunt can be very entertaining in the wild. If you bring your kids, these games will help to fill the void when there is free time.
Plan ahead and come prepared. Bring creature comforts like a sleeping bag, extra blankets and even an air mattress. This will keep you warm if it gets really cool at night and/or you can use them for additional padding.
Are you just starting with camping and want to know what to do to make it enjoyable? Practice setting up and taking down your tent before your trip. This will give you the confidence to pitch your tent at any time. This lets you get it done before night falls.
It’s imperative that you take along the things you need when you’re going camping. Forgetting one or two key items could result in disaster. The creation of a list of all the things needed and use of that list when packing will be helpful. You will want to include everything you need, no matter how big or small, to ensure that you have what you need while you are away from home.
Pesky mosquito bites can be avoided with an orange peel. Don’t worry if you forgot mosquito repellant. Experts have disclosed that simply rubbing the inner peel of a ripened orange on exposed skin can act as a repellant. This can keep mosquitoes at bay for a number of hours.
Be conscious of where you set up camp. You should avoid setting up near any insect breeding grounds like wasp’s nest and beehives. If you must erect your tent near dense areas of vegetation, make sure that you wear tops with long sleeves and full length pants in order to protect your body’s skin from insect bites. It may be wise to take along bug spray too.
Everyone knows to make a shelter, but many forget you should do it before dark! It is very hard to put up a tent when it is dark. You’d have to do it with the light from a fire or from a flashlight, both of which could be difficult. It’s much easier to arrive early enough to get set up before sundown.
Duct Tape
Duct tape is handy to bring along on your camping trip. While most camping equipment is durable, they can tear or break easily. A piece of duct tape is sure to fix any damage on your tent and can ensure a safe, dry night in the woods.
It should be obvious now that camping can be fun! If you want to have a great time, be sure to put these tips to use. Using these tips will make your camping trip a great experience while allowing you to avoid common pitfalls.
Cisco Kid

United States

#9 Mar 19, 2014
mrossenbach wrote:
More Helpful Tips for Camping
Boost Your Camping Skills With These Smart Ideas..........

Try using dryer lint to help you start your campfire. Before you go camping, start saving lint from the dryer’s filter. An easy way to remember to save up your lint is to keep a plastic bag near your dryer as a reminder.
Dryer Lint?
Are you friggen out of your mind?!?
You are walking through a natural environment filled with dead twigs, branches and deadwood that work as firestarter and YOU are carting "DRYER LINT" into the woods?!?!?!
DUDE., you gotta leave your front porch more often.
mrossenbach wrote:
Don’t go far from home during your first couple of camping trips. You don’t want to be far away if you decide you’ve had enough of camping, or if you have problems with your equipment. Maybe you will find you have not brought enough food, clothing or other necessities. Many problems may arise for a new camper, so camping close to where you live can help you.
RIGHT!
Unafraid and feeling the expert, you go right from camping on your front porch to camping in "THE WILDS OF YOUR NEIGHBOR'S BACKYARD:
Go get 'em trailblazer!
mrossenbach wrote:
Take along some things to entertain yourself and your family.
Card games, fishing poles or games like a scavenger hunt can be very entertaining in the wild. If you bring your kids, these games will help to fill the void when there is free time.
Plan ahead and come prepared..
Exactly!
No city slicker wants to spend hours of time traveling to the wilderness, setting up camp where the wind sings through the trees and coyotes call and not be able to play on some kind of weird video game or I-pad to distract them from the beauty at hand.

mrossenbach wrote:
Duct Tape
Duct tape is handy to bring along on your camping trip. While most camping equipment is durable, they can tear or break easily. A piece of duct tape is sure to fix any damage on your tent and can ensure a safe, dry night in the woods.
It should be obvious now that camping can be fun! If you want to have a great time, be sure to put these tips to use. Using these tips will make your camping trip a great experience while allowing you to avoid common pitfalls.
Duct tape fixes a lot of things.
Like whiney campers.

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