Being able to get out on a vacation is a more than welcome change in our day to day busy work schedules and out of all options for holidays, my favorite is camping. However, if you are new to the idea of spending a night outdoors this may not be your first choice but trust me, once you get used to camping and hiking, you will be looking forward for the next outdoor holiday.
In the end, however, how much you enjoy your vacation will depend on how well you have planned it. So, if you are thinking of taking my advice and trying out camping, here are a few tips to succeed in the first attempt without having any regrets.
Pick the venue
There are many camping sites so the first step should be to decide where you are going. Gather as much information as you can about the place and the facilities they offer, if any.
Decide on the camping method
When one says camping, the first thing that comes to the mind is a tent. However, this is not the only option; you can use something like a campervan or even the traditional caravan if you know the basics of caravan towing Melbourne. Even if you do not have any idea about this, do not worry as there are many companies that will provide the transportation service.
It should be kept in mind that although tents are considerably cheaper than the other options stated above, setting up a tent may require a bit of skill and practice and if you are unable to set it up properly, the whole endeavor may go to waste.
Food, beverages and other essentials
You will essentially be eating on the site when camping. No point in going to a restaurant while on camping right? So, decide on food that are healthy and will give you enough energy without having to take too much of it. Otherwise you will need to get heavy haulage trucks m caravan transport get all the food to the camping site.
Make sure to take enough water and some water purifying tablets so that you will not be without a clean drink. Remember de hydration can happen quickly when you are outdoors specially if the climate is hot.
Also take a first aid kit, a sharp knife and insect repellant. Even if you spend all the time inside the tent, etc., forgetting the reason for going out on camping, you are bound to be attacked by all sorts of insects such as mosquitos.
Carry communication equipment and a GPS enabled device especially if you are planning to explore outside the strict perimeters of the site. Someone has to know where you are or at least where you are likely to be if they are to find you if something goes wrong.
Keep these in mind and no one will be able to guess that you have encountered the wilderness for the first time in your life.