Camping is an exciting summer outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by both inexperienced campers and those who are well versed in making it through the night in the woods.
If you already have a camp site picked out, the next thing that can make or break your trip is convincing a group of outgoing friends to join you and share with you all the aspects of camping, from setting up a tent to providing food.
Although campers do forgo life’s simple luxuries, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to be done in advance that can make the trip a little easier.
For instance, organizing your food will make camping more pleasant and you won’t waste time around it once you’re there.
Pick up a shoe holder or a similar sort of rack that you can hang on a tree and put your kitchen utensils and other necessities in the compartments.
Make a natural insect repellent at home or stock up on store bought brands, but make sure you are prepared to deal with insects in an effective way, especially if you have small children or people with sensitive skin with you.
And last but not least, make sure you bring food that is easily digested as you don’t want any trouble in that department when you’re hundreds of miles away from home. Bring the food you usually eat at home and don’t experiment with your meals. Avoid heavy sauces and dressing and drink plenty of water.