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Excellent Tips To Help You Prepare For Camping

May 14

Excellent Tips To Help You Prepare For Camping

You're missing out on a lot if you haven't been camping. Ending one evening and starting the next day both in the arms of mother nature is an experience that is indescribable. If you've never been camping before and the idea worries you, read on for a few helpful hints and tips.

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Did you know that a simple mirror can save your life? If you are camping and end up in a survival situation, a simple hand held mirror can be used to signal for help many miles away. Do not buy the standard glass mirror, many camping supply stores sell mirrors made of Lexan that will float and are practically unbreakable.

 

When it comes to food, bring only what you need on a camping trip. Extra food out in the wilderness is a calling card for wild animals to come visiting your campground. If you do find that you have additional food, tie it up in cloth and handg it as high as you can in a tree away from your immediate campground. This will help keep you from unwanted animal introductions.

 

A first aid kit or survival kit is imperative for camping. Things to include in your survival pack are a knife, matches that are waterproof, first aid kit, flares and tablets to purify water. This kit may keep you alive if you are lost and these items are indispensable for a survival situation. Always keep it nearby and never leave it behind at the campsite.

 

A Frisbee makes for excellent support under paper plates, and can avoid the usual camping spillage and drops! Grab as many of them as you have around your home or yard, or pick up a few at your local dollar-type store. They conveniently stack for easy, space-saving packing and are tremendously helpful with little one's meals.

 

Pour out any water that has accumulated in your freezer each day. You want to do this to prevent the ice inside from melting into the water. It is also a good idea because any contaminants that have entered the water from foods you have in, can be poured off.

 

Unless you are going to be spending a significant amount of time camping, buying expensive sleeping bags is really unnecessary. Even if your old and musty sleeping bag is rated for below freezing temperatures, it is excellent padding for the ground even when it is hot outside and you will feel comfortable sleeping on it.

 

If you are taking your children camping with you, don't forget to take walkie talkies along with you. Although each of you may own a cell phone, the area where you are camping may not have adequate coverage. It is best to invest in walkie talkies that have a range of several miles. By having walkie talkies or Family Radio Service (FRS) radio, you can remain in contact with all members of your family.

 

You can start planning your next camping trip with the advice you have just read. Apply all that you have read, and you can camp like a pro. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or an extensive camping trip, you will be sure to have a great time.