Family camping holidays are fun. Family members can have wonderful experiences being together, having fun, going on adventures, sitting by the campfire and enjoy the wild together.
Here are a few tips to make most of your family camping holiday, making it an event that you would remember forever.
When pitching your tent, do it in daylight so you can clearly see the lay of the ground. This will help you prevent setting up in unfavorable features such as hard rocks or ant nests.
Also, choose a firm, level spot that is protected from the wind or the sun. You can find this ideal spot near trees, scrubs or a hill. Additionally, position a tarp above your tent if it rains. Do not camp under trees, however. Their branches may snap during strong winds and lightning strikes.
During family camping holidays, having the right camping equipment is important. Make sure to write a check-list so you won’t miss out the things that you will bring. Be sure to bring a first aid kit. Also, carry a portable fuel stove since you will never know if wood is available. Gas and fuel lanterns are a must; they allow you to see well in the dark. Citronella candles, mosquito coils or electrical mosquito killers will ward off those annoying insects.
Do not bring mechanical and breakable devices and items. Bringing these is not only an inconvenience, it is also dangerous.
Another suggestion when going out for family camping holidays is to bring a second tent. This is especially great if you are planning to bring kids around. The second tent makes a nice play room. Bring simple toys such as balls and blocks for the kids to play. Also, bring a lot of fruit, fruit bars and biscuits. That’s because children eat a lot more during camping trips.
Family camping holidays often involve cooking outdoors. Therefore, it is important to plan your meals. Take food that is easy to prepare. Also take salt, pepper, powdered milk, olive oil, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, mixed herbs and packet soups. Be sure to bring a lot of clean drinking water.
To avoid messing up the place, bring wrap-up meals. A great suggestion from one avid camper is to take tortillas. Tortillas are delicious and make handy plates. You can just eat them after you are through with your main meal!
Following these tips will surely make your family camping holiday a great one!