If you are ready to embark on your first ever camping trip, there are a few things you can do to get prepared.
First things first, gather all the necessary supplies. You will need, but are not limited to bringing, a tent, sleeping bag, cooking supplies, fire starting supplies, food, drinks, bug repellent, sun tan lotion SPF 15 or higher, first aid kid, and fun games and activities to do.
If it is your first time camping and you do not want to be in a tent, you can always get a cabin or something else like an RV to stay in so you don’t have to be so close to the ground. Bring enough food for yourself and others on the trip so you don’t have to make any journeys to get some more if you run out. Water is a must and make sure you have plenty if not too much water on your camping trip. To cook, you will need all those supplies, such as a pan or pot. Starting a fire doesn’t require too much skill if you have the proper equipment for fire starting — such as an insta-log, gasoline and a lighter. Bug repellent and sun tan lotion are important for your health, along with the first aid kit to take care of any emergencies. Remember some fun games and sports equipment to give you something to do to pass the time, such as a Frisbee and a deck of cards.
Remember to take it slow and not jump into any situations that you have never experienced before. If you have never hiked before, take it easy, and do not expect to backpack for five days straight, unexperienced. Enjoy yourself and have a good time with being in the outdoors, it is your time to experience nature. You can even keep a journal to document your trip so next time you are prepared to step it up for another great experience!