Whether camping with friends or family, a poorly organized camping trip isn’t going to be any fun for anyone. Disorganization can lead to leaky tents, cold nights, bad weather, and run-ins with local wildlife, to name a few.
Camping doesn’t have to be dreary or damp. You can make camping a luxurious and wholesome experience in its way. If you’re an avid camper or seeking your next trip, learn how you can improve the experience below.
1. Power Up
While camping, some campsites offer electrical hook-up points to provide electricity. That’s assuming you’re using certified campsites. Access to electricity will significantly improve your camping experience, allowing you to listen to music, use a broader range of cooking equipment and even illuminate your space.
Wherever you’re camping, you can access electricity even if you’re camping in the wild. Convenient portable power is the answer. Portable power stations let you access electricity on the go, and you can level up to a solar generator with the addition of solar panels. The solar panels harvest heat and light from the sun and convert it into electricity, storing it within the PPS for later use.
2. Give Yourself Room
Your campsite is where the bare essentials come in as a priority. As well as ensuring you have a tent with plenty of room for everyone, there needs to be additional space for your gear. Investing in a tent with a porch area is a good idea. It provides space for all that kit that doesn’t need to be inside.
An excellent tip to remember is to take some spare tent pegs and tape in case of damage to the tent.
Some other pieces that campers often overlook are the cutlery you need to eat. Cooking utensils go along with camping stoves, pans, and gas canisters. It’s best practice to bring spare canisters just in case.
3. Get Comfy
Just because you’re sleeping outside doesn’t mean you have to leave behind all those cozy luxuries. Choose a sleeping bag that’s warm and preferably thermal. They come in different sizes, too, so make sure you’ve got enough room to turn over.
Sit back and relax on a comfortable folding chair. Take your pick of luxurious loungers, or go wild with a hammock!
Remember, too, that sleeping bags, inflatable air beds, and sleeping mats should not be touching the sides of the tent. Condensation builds up on the walls, causing mold and making you sick.
4. Plan and Prepare
Preparation involves the obvious, like all the equipment to pitch a tent, but what about your meals too?
With some planning, you can eat entire meals from scratch, even from your tent. You’ll want to eat nutritious food if you’re camping for a hiking weekend or festival, so you must bring everything you need. Simple meals that keep you going include omelets, pasta, couscous, and many more.
Now you’re ready to get out there and pitch up! Don’t leave your luxuries at home, and plan ahead of time for a better trip.