There is nothing like an outdoor adventure to take a break from the noise of urban life. More than a classic activity, camping increasingly becomes a choice for many seeking adventures. One of the biggest misconceptions about camping is that if you have never done it before, you would have a hard time and probably wouldn’t even enjoy it.
The truth is there are tons of ways people make their camping trips super comfortable. Check out some of the cool hacks to make your next camping trip comfy for everyone in your group.
1. Campfire Cooking
Plan ahead and get the right tools for cooking on the campfire. It helps if you plan out the entire menu beforehand. This way you would be able to enjoy the trip more knowing that there is one less thing that requires your attention. When you know what you would be cooking, you will pack the ingredients accordingly knowing the number of people on the trip too. Also, do not forget to bring separate snacks even if you think you have packed enough food. Sometimes some people just feel like munching on cookies and chips even if they’re full.
It becomes easier to plan what tools you need to pack when you know what you will be cooking. Food storage is one debate you might have with yourself. It is not easy to pick and choose which food items should be devoured first to avoid them going bad. Don’t rely on that technique. If you are planning on taking a cooler, make sure that you freeze all of your meals, and instead of using ice cubes make sure you use blocks. The best way to make the ice last is to place a wet towel on top of it and bury it halfway into the ground. Also keep it away from direct sunlight.
One of the things you don’t get much of on a camping trip is space. You would definitely have to trim things down a bit. Focus first on packing the essentials. This means you need enough clothes and if wherever you are going is cold, you might need to pack a few extra layers to be safe. Same goes for windy or rainy forecasts near the area.
4. Where Would You Sleep
You probably are wondering how to perfect your packing. The last thing you want to be careless about is your bedding, don’t ruin your camping trip by skipping on this.
It’s difficult as is for many people who can’t sleep outdoors. If you don’t have a sleeping bag, you can always bring an insulated camping mat to place inside your heavy duty family explorer tent. Do not shy from bringing good pillows, and sheets to add to your bedding. The trick is to keep everything dry and you are good for the entire trip.
5. Making the Floor
You can skip the whole ordeal of walking in your shoes inside the tent. All you need to do is get flooring. You can get a plastic floor mat for the tent to keep everything dry, or you can easily roll up one of your rugs, slip it in the car and spread it out for the campsite, to make for a comfortable floor for your feet.
And there you have it, some of the interesting things you can do to make your camp cozier to live in. Another handy tip is to pick a campsite near a tree so that you can easily navigate where your tent is.