Camping can be a wonderful endeavor. Getting out into nature allows you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells that the great outdoors has to offer. Plus, depending on how you decide to camp, you can get away from the noise and static of daily life. No televisions, no radios, no phones: just you and nature.
But there are definitely a number of different things that can make camping far better – or far worse. Being prepared is too general a statement to live by; there are so many pieces of advice that you can follow to make sure that your tent camping experience is as enjoyable as it can be.
Test out Your Tents Before the Trip
When you get a tent, that becomes your home for the entire time that you are staying outdoors. It is the roof above your head and it is important to make sure that your shelter is working the way that it is supposed to.
Try the tent out, make sure that you can assemble it and disassemble it without issue. This way, you can take it back to the store without having to deal with the issues that can with it when you’re already out there camping.
Review the Camp Grounds
In a similar vein, taking the time to review the camp grounds prior to going there can help you avoid any unwanted surprises. When you are outdoors, the last thing you need is to try to figure out resolutions to a litany of problems that could have been solved with a little bit of foresight.
Get a lay of the land, see what others who have stayed there had to say about their experiences and the negatives that they noted. This way, you can have a better idea of what to prepare for and what you may want to experience while there.
Spend a Little More on Comfort
When you tent camp, you are obviously sleeping in a tent but you will likely also be sitting around a camp fire at night for meals or just hanging out. Invest in some more comfortable camp chairs to avoid the discomfort and enjoy your time next to the fire.
Skimping out for a cheaper option my save you money but when you spend the entirety of your time being uncomfortable and unhappy, you’ll be wishing that you spent the extra money.