With so much going on in our day to day lives, sometimes all you need is to take a break, spend some time with loved ones, and have a chance to reflect or switch off. Camping is a great way to get away from it all - even if you have forgotten your love for spending time in the wilderness, or never enjoyed it to begin with, there are a few tips you should consider that will seriously change how you experience your next camping trip.
So, wondering what you can do to add some more excitement to your camping trip? While you can have fun regardless of how you spend your time camping, sometimes a change of pace or the introduction of a new activity can teach you something new and reinvigorate your love for spending time in the outdoors. From general camping hacks to next level camping gear, the right addition will completely change your camping experience.
Planning a Different Approach
Before you think about adding any dramatic new twists into your camping experience, think about the overall approach you take, and what you could change. The first step here might be to reconsider the location you choose. Whether you like to revisit the same location regularly or change it up every time, there are likely a few areas that you will have overlooked. Asking around or doing some research can reveal hidden gems that provide you with a brand new camping trip to look forward to.
In addition to location, think about the activities you are going to get involved in. While setting up your tent, barbecuing and getting a fire started are all great aspects of camping that any trip will involve, be sure that you aren’t overlooking any other activities. Fishing, hiking, and swimming are all examples of things you can do throughout the day.
Level Up Your Camping Equipment Game
Camping doesn’t need to be uncomfortable, and you shouldn’t feel like you haven’t got access to the things you need. You can give your camping trip a serious upgrade by being sure that you are comfortable and have everything you need. So, what in particular should you consider bringing?
Start with the comfort items - an appropriately sized tent, sleeping bags and mats, a good camping chair, and maybe even a hammock. Then, move onto the other essentials - any necessary cooking equipment, insect repellent items, a gazebo, and the appropriate clothing. Finally, be sure to bring all the recreational equipment you need. You can play it safe with the necessities - things like speakers or a pack of cards - but don’t be afraid to get adventurous. A next level camping trip will involve more than the usual, which means getting out of your comfort zone. Even bringing something like a camping axe could spark an entirely new hobby that you could learn to love - plus, it is practical.
Be sure to make a list that covers everything you want to bring, so that you don’t leave out anything important.
Don’t Overlook Technology
Technology might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of camping, but the right tech can enhance your experience rather than hinder it.
Yes, for many people the point of camping is to get away from technology and immerse yourself in nature. With this being said, there are a few tech items that help you in doing this - for example, the right GPS app will introduce you to hikes and paths you might never have found otherwise. In terms of safety, location tracking can also ensure that you and other campers can keep an eye on each other. If you are interested in something a bit more innovative, there are a number of survival tools available that will give you great functionality and convenience. These tools can be extremely diverse, too - whether you want an upgraded campfire experience, a warm shower, or a good coffee.