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Family Camping Tips

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There are different reasons that lead families to decide to go on camping trips. Most people consider family camping to be a simple affordable healthy and pleasurable way to vacation with their families.

It also helps them to get away from the business of life in urban areas and to provide an extraordinary experience for their children.

Should you be considering a family camping vacation this summer season here are some tips on how to plan your trip:

1. In case you have young kids you might consider purchasing a tent that is roomy enough for all family members. However if you are taking older kids it might be smart to invest in extra individual take out tents to provide them with the feeling of self-sufficiency on family camping trip.

2. If it is your first family camping trip with the children it might be a good idea to have them play in their tents in your own back-yard. It may give them a feel for camping and help them get used to putting their tents up which will save you time in the actual camp out.

3. There are websites on the internet which supply thorough information on countless camping locations. Checking on them may assist you not only to determine what gear garments and meals to take but also which activities to do.

Family Camping Tips

4. National parks usually offer very affordable camping areas with beautiful scenery and nice amenities.

Additionally whenever looking for a camping area it is recommended that you try to find a spot that is located in a high terrain. In case it rains your tent and gear are not going to get water drenched. If you are a family of four then you can get a best 4 person tent from here.

5. Making a list of the most essential objects to take and checking them out as you pack will help you not to forget anything. Here are some other family camping tips for you:

Cooking Gear:

A small cooking stove and a lighter a frying skillet and cooking pots cooking utensils and a kitchen knife a square plastic bucket for washing dishes a dish rack and the new dish soap disposable washing pads dish towels disposable plates and silverware napkins a can opener paper towels plastic containers with lids (for leftovers) a tea pot or a coffee pot and a cooler with some ice in it.


Take things that are easy to cook like hot dogs barbecue meats pasta and potatoes. You may want to take some canned goods chips and some bread cold cuts mayonnaise and mustard and/or peanut butter to make some nice sandwiches.

Bring your own water bottles and a big jug for camp and whatever else the family likes to drink. Some people prefer to cook their meals before hand and bring them in containers instead of cooking at camp.

Clothes For Family Camping:

Take light-weight clothes for layering bathing suits and towels; include a few knit tops and jackets for the night time and rain gear (I found a light wind breaker to be excellent).It may also be a good idea to take some extra socks and hats. If you are planning on hiking it is important to take appropriate shoes.

A First Aid Kit:

A spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide ointment After bite aloe Vera (also good for insect bites sunburn and skin irritations) tape gauze tweezers and scissors.


A folding stand up grill for the campfire dry kindling (to get the fire going) some way to keep your wood dry – there is nothing worse than wet wood (all the rain stopped but you cannot start your fire) a sharp axe to cut the wood tough long grill mitts long BBQ tools and a long lighter.

The fire is healthy. It makes you feel happy and it helps to keep the blasted mosquitoes away.

Insect Fighters:

There are lots of insect repellent like electric fly swatters (one for each tent and one for the kitchen), Citronella refill candles or citronella torch fluid and torches to keep mosquitoes away from camp area. Read best tents review before you buy any.

Other Stuffs:

Sleeping bags flashlights garbage bags toiletries sunscreen an extra folding table a map of the area clothes line with clothes pegs a notebook and pens (for making quick notes for “next time”) and toys for the children.

Also on our last trip we really benefited from a large umbrella tied to the outdoor picnic table.

6. When getting to the campground choose a nice flat clean area to set up your tent or tents and use groundsheets. Read the instructions for the campsite and play by the rules. Also enjoy nature around you and be mindful of it.

7. Learn to recognize poison ivy and what to do about it in case you get it. You can avoid it by wearing long socks around fields peeling the socks off inside out and putting them in a plastic bag for dirty clothes.

8. If you prize your good night sleep look for radio-free areas. There will be people who enjoy partying all night playing their radios as if you were not there.

9. At night lock all food away in the bear safes: the raccoons and bears will come.

10. Leave the campgrounds in better conditions than when you arrived!

I hope these tips may help you to have both a secure and an enjoyable family camping trip. Have lots of fun! Click here to learn RV Camping Tips

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