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Plan and organize your camping trip

It really does not matter whether it is your first time camping or if you been camping for many years, organizing and planning a camping trip will ensure that you make the most of your camping trip. As you gain experience it will become second nature. Still each trip has different requirements and it is important to plan ahead. It will also be the difference between enjoying a few nights out in the wilderness vs. a miserable time and just waiting for it to be over with. Develop a check list of things that you need to bring with you and as your experience with camping increases you will probably add to this checklist often.

Plan and organize your camping trip – Select a site

While this may seem obvious, there are some things that will be needed based on the selection of a camping site. Decide if you want a private campground, need a power outlet, the front country camping site or the back country camping site, flushing toilets, showers, potable water and electricity are all part of planning a camping trip and ensuring you pick the right site. The less crowded sites Will have less amenities and maybe more isolated requiring a hike or canoe trip to get to the site.

Always make a reservation

Almost all of the national and provincial campgrounds have the ability to reserve your camping spot ahead of time. In fact On busy weekends it may be A necessity to book your camping site ahead of time. Many sites have online web sites that will take reservations and ensure that there is a vacant site waiting for you when you arrive.  By the time you arrive all the camping sites will be taken by other campers.

Organize Your Camping trip – Pack your own bags

A tent that is waterproof and easy to set up is a must. Always test setting up your tent in your backyard first particularly if this is a new tent or the first time you’ve been camping. Make sure that you bring warm well insulated sleeping bags and pack lightweight hiking gear with lots of pockets for extra food water bottles and first aid supplies.

Select your camping spot

Always look for a flat surface for your tent. Avoid areas that could be prime for insects or places were water can pool. Build a fire away from Your tent and away from trees to avoid sparks damaging your tent or starting a fire in the trees. Keep sand and water close by to douse the fire if needed. Always keep your food in coolers in your car or off the ground to avoid attracting animals to the campsite.

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