One of the best experiences you can have either by yourself or with a group is camping. It feels so good to get back to nature and just enjoy the simple things in life. Many people overcomplicate camping and make it more than it needs to be. While you do not have to “rough” it, you do not need all the essentials of every day life. Today, we are going to look at three tips that are going to allow you to have a great and memorable camping trip. Ready to light that campfire? Let’s go camping!
One of the joys of camping is getting into a sleeping bag and sleeping under the stars. However, if you are like me, your feet are always going to manage to get cold. There are a couple of things you can do to help prevent cold feet while camping. You can boil some water before going to bed and place it in a container at the bottom of your bag. While this does work, I always worry that the container will leak and fill my sleeping bag with water! I have found that it is just as easy to fill the bottom of my sleeping bag with extra clothing. It manages to insulate the bottom of the bag and helps to keep my feet warm. In addition, it is a space saver as well!
While on the subject of sleeping and feet in general, I’d like to talk about wet and cold socks. If you have ever hiked or camped, you know how wet your socks will get. Have you ever tried to sleep with wet socks? Not only will your feet stink up, they get cracked and uncomfortable. What I do is keep a spare set of sleeping sock in my bag. This way, I always know that I am going to have a warm and clean pair of socks waiting for me when I go to bed at night and that just makes me smile!
On a final more serious note, let’s talk about food. If you are camping in the wild, always make sure you do not keep food in your car or directly in the camp. Bears and other animals will be attracted to the food and do their best to take what you have, and that my friends is one way to ruin a great camping trip. Instead, use sealed containers and keep your food away from camp.