Do your plans this summer include camping?? You may be a seasoned pro or you may going out for the first time. Do you have a list of what you need to bring with you?? How long will you be staying?? While there are many decisions that must be made before you go keep in mind you are going to have fun. Here are a few tips to keep in mind
One thing that you most likely will have on the list is an ice chest. A great tip is to pre-chill the chest before loading it up with food and drinks. Fresh block ice is best to use if possible as it will last longer. Only chilled and frozen foods are kept in the chest.
So who will all be on the camping trip? One thing that works for us is to take a backpack for each member of the camping party. Pack in the backpack all needed items from clothes, shoes, towels, and bathing items. Life will be much easier.
There will be camping gear that may come in small pieces. Plastic totes are great to store any camping gear. At the camp site one idea is to use the plastic totes for storing shoes and anything that otherwise would be outside the tent. Heavy dew and possible rain showers may happen getting all that is not covered wet.
Bring along a tarp to cover the ground prior to putting your tent up. This will protect the bottom of your tent from wear and tear. Keep the tent zipped during day when not using it this will keep those pest and insects out.
Sleeping bags are great to take along. Early morning and late nights out in the open are normally a bit cool. Unzip the bags so they can air out when not in use.
Enjoy your camping experience. I hoped I helped you just a bit