Things to Avoid on a Family Camping Trip

Things to Avoid on a Family Camping Trip

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Camping is an awesome way to relax, unwind, and connect yourself to nature. Not to mention, you get some great times with your family when you bond. Many people like to go camping but not all of them prepare adequately which often results in an uncomfortable and rough time camping. 

We know that camping can be challenging for some but there are certain things you should avoid while camping to make the most out of it. Whether it is about safety or essential camping equipment, in this list you’ll find all that you need to know about camping to make your experience the best one. 

  • Checklist 

While on a camping trip, always make sure you have a checklist so you don’t forget anything that you might need or if someone in your family has an extra request. This way, you can cross things off the list as you pack them, and you never forget anything! In your list, you should have all the essentials like snacks, a first-aid kit, plenty of energy drinks, and more. 

  • Campsite 

Book your campsite before you get there. Many people make the mistake of assuming there will be a space empty for them to put their tent. However, that is not always true, especially during peak season. Of course, no one wants to get to a cramped camping site and not even find a space! Make sure you have reservations to avoid having to go back or put your camp in an unsafe spot. 

  • The Weather 

Always check the weather forecast for the day you want to go camping. Even if you live or want to camp in an area that rarely sees any rainfall or snowfall, you should check the weather. Rain can cause many problems while you are camping, especially if you are camping in a tent. 

  • Packing 

When you’ve decided to go camping, avoid packing too much. Remember that the point of camping is to be comfortable but also to enjoy time with family and friends. Avoid bringing electronics and appliances you don’t need. If you are with kids, you do not need to pack all their toys. You should stick to what is necessary and limit the extra packing wherever you can. 

  • Food 

Another essential when it comes to camping is food. Make sure you don’t pack too many perishable foods. Perishable foods are easier to pack but they spoil more quickly. You can pack meats and cheeses and even get an insulated cooler to help them last longer! The next thing you want to make sure of if you’re going on a longer camping adventure is to get enough food for all your family and even extra food. Camping activities like swimming, canoeing, etc., get people tired and work up a significant appetite. Be sure to have more than enough food for everyone. 

  • Cooking and Campfire 

One of the biggest mistakes people make while camping is relying too much on the campfire for cooking all of their meals. A campfire is great and is a classic camping pastime. However, if you are camping in an area that tends to get dewy, you need to have a backup. You should get a camping stove to cook quick meals in case you cannot get a fire started. It is also much more efficient and faster. They come in a lot of sizes and variants which allows you to buy whichever one fits your needs the best. 

All excited for your next family camping trip? Come to Campark Resorts and have the most wonderful camping experience at our amazing campsite and tons of camping activities like laser tag, outdoor cinema, mini putt, and much more! Need a tent, an RV, or a cabin to stay in? Contact us today to have the best camping experience in Niagara Falls!