- Adopt a checklist!
Every camper wants to camp with everything in place. You can avoid forgetting things at home or the campsite by making or downloading an appropriate checklist. It is exactly what you will use in case you need to make improvements in your next outings. Packing is made so much easier with checklists. Here is the one we prepared for you to use Complete Family Camping Checklist
- Pack for your convenience
Your colleagues will definitely talk about what to carry and leave for some reasons. You should do the same, carry whatever shall make you comfortable even if nobody else is. For instance, you cannot leave behind you music because everyone else said so. Neither shall you break your neck sleeping on a flat surface because you decided to leave your pillow to avoid bulk. Love yourself.
- Use storage containers and totes
A great sense of organization is achieved when you pack your stuff in appropriate storage containers. It is even easier loading them into your car and travel with them arranged. Throwing things aimlessly in the vehicle makes it easy for you to lose them. As for foldable tents and clothing, totes come in handy. When in order, transportation is efficient.
- Pack extra blankets
You are out to have fun, so you deserve coziness. It may get cold while you and your folks are asleep and instead of covering yourselves with clothes you put on, have extra blankets. These covers may also come in handy when you spill a bowl of soup on your bedding. You will exchange the blankets and move on as if nothing is shaking your moment.
- Supplement your first-aid kit with tweezers
A simple bee sting can halt your retreat as you seek medical attention or hand you an opportunity to unleash your first-aiding prowess. Have tweezers to aid you in removing such stingers from a victim, as well as glass and splinters from a wound. Having them in your kit reduces the chances of you using crook methods to remove spotted dirt from an injured leg.
- Cook from home
Eating is not only a mandatory activity but also a part of camping. You will require quality food for your family and squad, and we all know the best quality is what you make at home. Besides, you will not be having so much fun if you spend most of your time cooking at the vacation. Prepare meals at home and earn yourself more time outdoors.
- Include extra padding
There is a list of options of sleeping gear you can choose from, yet you still have to be extra. You can have yourself a sleeping cot, bag or air mattress. Sometimes when enjoying your sleep, you may start to feel the ground, and a bumpy sleep is not good to sleep. Sleeping pads will lessen this effect once you put them in your sleeping bag. Come on, you will need it.
- Buy a fresh drinking water case
Water is life is not just an adage. Hydrating your body every time is a plus to your activeness and health. Purchase a case to keep your water. Thank me when you are sweating after that hike then you see that case filled with drinking water.