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Some people love to camp. Families who like the camping experience try to take advantage of camping whenever they can. They plan for their trips and they map out their hiking routes.
Obviously a camping trip takes a little more planning than a hotel trip. You are actually taking your shelter with you, the traveling hotel room if you will. Making sure the tent or whatever structure you are going to be using is ready, clean and bug free is the very first step. Airing it out for a day or so before packing it up to leave is a good idea.
If your camping trip is taking you somewhere that food is not readily available, then you have to prepared for that as well, along with how you are going to cook the food you bring. Will you be using an open fire? If not make sure you have enough propane for your portable cooking surface. Make a supply list and check it frequently.
The unpredictable weather always presents a challenge so make sure you are prepared for anything. Keep your clothes dry in plastic bags and make sure sleeping bags can be kept dry. Take enough extras with you for an unexpected storm, who knows when that will happen? Hot days can turn into cold nights, so make sure you have enough warm blankets packed.
Camping can be a great way to see the beauty of our land that we so often miss by just driving by. Take advantage of all mother nature has to offer, just don’t underestimate her.