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5 Tips for Planning a Hassle-Free Camping Trip

Travelers Today       By    Ernest Hamilton

Updated: Dec 29, 2020 01:30 PM EST

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5 Tips for Planning a Hassle-Free Camping Trip

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Camping is a great way to travel. Campers get to know a location in great detail. If you plan to hit the road soon, you'll want to get all those little details in place before you leave. Everything should be in order. You'll want to know your general itinerary as well as what you need on your way there. Planning well means getting in touch with each destination before you arrive. It also means knowing what you want to bring and what you leave home. Everyone coming with you should be on the same page as you get a chance to travel.

Pick The Right Mode

One of the most important decisions you'll need to make is how you're going to get there. Today's campers have lots of options. They can travel via upscale motorhome, choose a place that offers a simple shelter, or just run out with a bike and a few things on their back. A trailer is a great way to take many people with you. The same is true of having an RV. Many people look for just a tent. It's convenient, portable and can be carried anywhere you want to be without the need to park.

Backpacks and Containers

Backpacks and containers are convenient in many situations, especially camping trips. Look for features that work well with your plans at your intended location. For example, a backpack cooler can keep items cold for days. That's a good choice when you're hiking long-distance and have no place to store your food and drinks. You'll also want to find packs that you can place on your back with ease. Shoulder straps that can distribute the weight of the pack across your entire body are handy. Material that wards off the weather and keeps your gear dry is also ideal.

First Aid

Things can easily go wrong when you're going camping. You can brush up against a tree and get splinters in your finger. You might trip and find your ankle has started to throb. Your child might have gotten something in their eyes as they were playing hide and seek. A good option is a first aid kit with all the basics-stock with items like bandaids that keep any wound clean. The kit should also have additional items like anti-itch cream and plenty of clean and sterile bandages.

Free Sites

Many people love to go camping. Officials know this. That is why they have made it possible for travelers to find campgrounds to stay. You can take advantage of this when you are making your camping plans. Look for sites that have minimal fees. For as little as a few dollars a day, you can stay in many places all over the world. Some places go a step further and won't charge you anything. Line up a list in advance and take your pick. All you need is to travel. Just keep in mind there are often restrictions on the time you can stay. But you can typically rest for at least a week.

Your Kids and Pets

Take pets and kids with you. Dogs love the chance to head off. Make sure you have food and a leash in case the dog has to be leashed. Kids also love traveling. Let them participate by planning your trip before you leave. Bring along a favorite toy to help them adjust to a new place.

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