The weather is getting hot, and as more people get vaccinated, people are feeling more confident going outside. Many of you are probably starting to camp once again! However, as we all have got a long break from going outside, we tend to forget some small precautions.
Before you buy the best camping products, let’s talk about certain things that you will wish you’d known earlier. This short guide is also for noob campers!
#1. It becomes chilly at night.
An acquaintance who had just returned from his camping trip told me that he couldn’t sleep at night because he was too chilly. But it was summer at that time.
When a camping trip’s night-time cold hits, it’s an alarming situation: you can’t think about anything else, and the following day will be a fog of exhaustion. I recommend prepping for the arctic if you want to be a happy camper.
In this case, having too much is preferable to having too little. At the absolute least, use an inflatable ground matt or blow-up mattress to sleep off the ground, invest in a good sleeping bag, bring a thick blanket, and, believe it or not, a hot water bottle.
#2. Your campsite isn’t soundproof.
I’ve spent a lot of evenings beneath the stars on campgrounds, so I’ve not only seen but also heard it all. The sound of nature!
These are some of the beautiful things about camping. Still, every now and then, you hear something you don’t want to hear — neighboring campers having late-night heartfelt discussions, your neighbors’ music, or a heavy sleeper snoring like an elephant seal.
If these are issues that you are concerned about, look for a campground that does not allow loud music and has lots of distance between pitches – and don’t forget your earplugs just in case.
#3. Bring a tin opener if you’re bringing a tin.
There’s nothing more aggravating than being unable to open that can of beans – unless, of course, you’re unable to open that post-pitch bottle of beer.
If you’re a gregarious camper, forgetting such essential goods has the advantage of allowing you to borrow items from better-organized campers, which is a terrific way to get to know your neighbors.
#4. It’s worth it to take a shower at a campground.
If you only take a bath once a week, this advice isn’t for you; but if you like a daily shower, why not enjoy it while camping?
I know it feels wonderful to be filthy at times, but as much as I like campfires, I’m not a fan of smelling like one. That’s why a morning shower is always worth it to really enjoy a camping vacation. In terms of influence on pleasure, it’s right up there with a good night’s sleep for me.
#5. A two-person tent = a one-person tent.
If you’re considering purchasing a modest tent for your first trip, be aware that a one-man tent is justroomy enough for one guy to sleep in.
It may be challenging to bring your bag in with you at times; good for when you’re on the trail and need a tent that packs down compact and weighs next to nothing, but not ideal for a vacation. Better still, visit a tent showroom that sells the best camping products or watch reviews on YouTube, so you know what you’re buying.