With many of us living under regulations of social distancing and much of the tourism sector closed down, this summer will be the perfect time to go camping with friends and family. Here are 10 tips for camping rookies to make sure that your first attempts in this fun business won’t become a nightmare in nature.
Rule #1: Practice Makes Perfect
That’s why you have to practice setting up the tent at home in your backyard or even on your balcony before you are heading out into the wild. Because you don’t want to find yourself in a fierce battle with those tent-poles in the pitch-black night; which leads to rule number 2.
Rule # 2: Arrive Early
Having daylight while pitching your tent makes a huge difference.
Rule # 3: Know Where You Are Going
Even if you’re more of the spontaneous type, we recommend picking your camping site in advance if you’re a beginner.
Rule #4: Bring Warm Clothes
No matter how warm you get during the day, temperatures may drop substantially during the night. Bring various layers so you have options between cold as ice and steaming hot.
Rule #5: Bring Flip Flops Or Sandals
They will make your life easier, whether you’re heading to the campsite-shower or just to keep your tent clean from the dirt of your hiking boots. To get the best options, check out our popular SOURCE Sandals and Flip Flips.
Rule #6: Your Torchlight Or Headlamp Is Your Best Friend
So, don’t forget to pack it, including extra batteries.
Rule #7: Pack Your Backpack Neatly
Digging for that pair of socks you’ve randomly thrown into your pack might turn out to be annoying, especially in the dark. Bring a backpack with separate compartments, which will help you to keep your things stored neatly. For example our SOURCE Adventure 35L Backpack with four spacious zippered pockets and an easy accessible main compartment.
Rule #8: Bring Enough Drinking Water
You might need it for cooking, brushing your teeth and cleaning your dishes. The lightweight, leak-free SOURCE Nomadic 2L bottle folds flat and occupies minimal volume in cargo when empty.
Rule #9: Plan Your Meals
Camping meals can be simple AND yummy. Check out the abundance of recipes for creative camping friendly meals online.
Rule #10: Pick Up Your Trash
Even if that sounds like common sense to you, we’d like to repeat it: keep nature clean.
Now you’re set for your adventure. Check out SourceOutdoor.com for high quality camping gear.