1. Practice Beforehand
We don’t mean that you have to practice camping in your house. It’s best to test out all equipments beforehand, so you know how to properly set it up and avoid wasting time doing so while in the campsite. Practice setting up your tents and sleeping bags, making sure that there are no defects and it’s ready to go.
2. Get Organised and Pack Light
Make a list of what you need to have before the camping trip. Your essentials include the tent, sleeping bags, clothes, food and water, survival kit, flashlights, and of course, your backpack. Get organized and pack well to fit in everything without adding nonessentials that make your load heavier (tent is a yes, your silk pajamas is a no).
3. Choosing Your Campsite
An important thing to consider when choosing the campsite to set up your tent in would be what’s around the area. It’s best to find shade under big trees, but to avoid busy roads and high grass to prevent smoke or small predators from disturbing you. Find dry ground and make sure it’s near the electricity and water sources as well.
4. Food Choices
When it comes to food, you shouldn’t expect to bring a gourmet meal. Bring readymade meals or pack it from homes, such as trail mix in containers or peanut butter sandwich for energy. Plus, no need to wash utensils! Go for energizing snacks such as protein bars or chocolates. For main meals, opt for items you can easily cook, such as hot dogs.
5. Stay Prepared
Just like scouts, you must ALWAYS stay ready for anything that may happen. The one thing you need to pack in your backpack would be a survival kit filled with extra food, a compass, an army knife, and other things you may need in case you get lost or sustain an injury while hiking. It’s better to be safe than sorry.