Tent camping is an escape from the busyness of our lives that takes us on adventures in the beautiful outdoors where we can disconnect from technology and reconnect with Mother Nature.
However, in order to make your camping trip comfortable, and thus, enjoyable, you need to know what you’re doing and have the right gear. Otherwise, your vision of the perfect camping trip may, in reality, be a nightmare.
To make sure you get to experience the summer camping of your dreams, we’ve put together 10 tips for tent camping.
10 – Practice Setting Up The Tent At Home
Sure, it may look easy to set up. “The box claims set-up only takes 5 minutes,” you say. Well, not everyone is a camping pro, and when you’re out in the woods with just a few minutes of sunlight left, you are not going to want to be testing out your camping skills.
Instead, set up the tent in your living room or back yard a couple of times before heading out. Not only will that help you get the hang of what goes where, it will also help you speed up the process of setting up the tent so that you aren’t wasting your precious camping time fussing with tent poles.
9 – Pick Your Campsites Ahead of Time
Few things feel more stressful than that panicky feeling you get as the sun is setting, and you have no idea where you’re going to park your tent for the night.
reserve your camping spot before you leave for you trip, so that you don’t end up spending your camping trip sleeping in your car.