The time is here; you are finally going camping. Camping for the first time can be a fun and exciting adventure, but it can also come with a lot of uncertainties and worries. However, knowing what to expect beforehand can really help calm you down about the unexpected nature of camping.
For the purpose of this article, we will be talking about both Campsite Camping and Wild Camping. Campsite Camping is when you pay to have a designated campsite for an allotted time. Wild Camping is when you go to a non-sanctioned site and camp.
Now, it is important to keep in mind that this is your first time camping and it may takes a few times for you and your family to get used to camping, especially if you would not consider yourself to be an “outdoors person.” However, given time and practice, you will soon be a natural in nature.
Tents, Bug Spray, and Sleeping Bag Details
1.Campsite vs. Wild
Campsite Camping is ideal for first time campers, but some adventurous people may pick to take on Wild Camping. Campsite Camping can make camping much easier as you already have a designated space to pitch your tent and there are often helpful rangers who make it safer and can help you out if you have any questions. Wild Camping can be great fun too, however, if you are camping with friends or older people. Campsite Camping is better for families. Knowing which one is better for you can make your camping experience much more enjoyable and you will have time to have fun with whoever you are with without worrying about where you are.
2. There will be critters
Sometimes, no matter how much bug spray or repellent you use, there will be bugs who will try to get into your tent, sleeping bag, or food. It is important to expect that there will be tons of bugs, especially if you are camping in the summer. Bugs can be annoying, but for the most part, they are not dangerous. Keeping bug spray or bug repellent aromas can greatly help though, so do not skimp out on them. However, know that you are in nature and will not be able to avoid them all.
3. Sleeping can be uncomfortable
Depending on what type of sleeping bag you get, sleeping can be uncomfortable. After all, you are switching from a comfortable mattress to the rough earth. Picking out a good sleeping bag or inflatable mattress can really help make your camping more enjoyable and can mean the difference between being grouchy or well rested during your adventure.
4. Family Bonding
Above all, expect some good ol’ family bonding when going camping. Having fun activities planned can be a great way to connect with your children and family while enjoying time away from all the technology of your life at home while enjoying nature and the great outdoors.