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Gone Camping – Your Guide to the Best That a Campground Can Offer

If you’ve never been camping before, you’re in for a real treat. The right campground can provide you with an amazing vacation experience. In addition to getting in touch with nature, a campground can help to promote family harmony and actually strengthen the marital bond. Camping is a communal experience which is meant to be shared with family and friends. Therefore, it’s the perfect opportunity to solidify the most important relationships in your life.

But how do you go about finding the perfect campground? Admittedly, it may take some effort on your part. For instance, you may want to consult trusted friends and colleagues to find out about a campground that they particularly enjoyed. In addition, you might want to explore the Internet for an array of camping possibilities. Just be aware of the fact that not all campground websites are created equal. Some are simply more authoritative sources than others. In other words, there are some sites you can trust, and others that you should simply ignore.

You should also be aware of the fact that there are, generally speaking, two categories of campgrounds: private and public. RV parks and camping resorts owned by individuals or businesses are examples of private campgrounds. In contrast, public campgrounds belong to the government and consist of national parks, state parks, and bureau of land management areas. Which type of campsite you ultimately select, public or private, really depends upon your own individual tastes.

You can find out more about national parks through the website known as Park Net. Meanwhile, a site called Reserve USA will provide you with information about the Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers. Interestingly enough, L.L. Bean offers its own directory of state parks.

When it comes to exploring camping websites, it’s highly important that you read the fine print. In other words, you need to know such things as whether the site offers laundry facilities, electrical hook-ups, and sewer service. You’ll also want to find out whether the site is close to supermarkets and other shopping venues. In addition, you need to find out how close the park happens to be to amusement parks and other attractions.
Before you begin your camping adventure, you’ll want to prepare a list of the things you’ll need to take with you. The last thing you’ll want to do is to make dozen of trips to the store to replenish your supplies during your camping trip. With careful planning, you should be able to amass all the equipment you need to make your camping vacation a pleasant experience for the entire family.

Camping Tips For Beginners

Seasoned novices and beginners alike all over the world every weekend enjoy the simplicity of camping.

The idea of camping to some of you conjures up images that may make you cringe, especially those of you who have never camped as a child or have heard horror stories from friends and relatives, and have unfairly decided never to give it a fair go.

How much effort you put into adequately planning your camping trip will determine how successful (and enjoyable) your trip will be. Though some of these tasks may seem tedious and tiresome, the more often you put these tasks into practice the more fun you will have doing them.

Here are 30 Things You Must Know Before You Go On Your First Camping Trip:

1. Whilst preparing gather all your camping equipment together and keep adding to it as you think of it.

2. Use storage baskets for your car for easy storage.

3. Store your clothes in sports bags.

4. Make sure all heavy items are secure and are packed at the bottom of your car boot with lighter items on top.

5. Take one prepared meal that can be easily reheated on arrival at your destination.

6. Make sure you have everything you need for a drink stop like tea bags, instant coffee, sugar, milk, cordial, powder, biscuits, a two litre bottle of water, matches, kettle, wet wipes and tea cloth

7. If you are going away for a short trip prepare your hot dishes before you go so that you have more time to relax at your camp site and enjoy yourself.

8. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables.

9. List everything you will eat while you are away.

10. Keep extras of flower for bread and cakes, noodles, rice, beans and lentils.

11. Use long life milk (two to three litres of long life milk per day should be sufficient for a family of two children and two adults as a guide).

12. Try camping in your backyard first, to see how you feel about your tent and sleeping bags etc.

13. Your first camping gear does not have to be expensive. The first thing you must consider when choosing the tent is the size I.e. the number of people your tent is going to house. It is important that it keeps you protected from all weather conditions. Bring a piece of ground cloth with you, a piece of plastic that goes under your tent. Make sure you tuck the edges neatly underneath the tent.

14. For each person you will need cutlery and crockery. One fork, knife, teaspoon and dessert spoon should be enough for each person.

15. Take cutlery with you that is old and definitely wonÂ’t be missed if it doesn’t come home with you.

16. Have a serrated edge knife that can also be used as a bread knife.

17. Vegetable peeler and knife.

18. Large serving spoon and wooden spoon.

19. Make sure you have an enamel cup, bowl and plate for every person.

20. Use an enamel plate next to the fire to warm food.

21. Use an enamel plate as a base for food in your camp oven.

22. Keep cutlery and crockery separate by placing them in plastic containers with lids or wrapped in a tea towel in a plastic bag.

23. Metal egg lifter.

24. A large aluminium coffee pot, the larger the better.

25. Barbecue tongs.

26. Egg rings.

27. A small meat mallet.

28. A knife sharpener.

29. Can opener.

30. Bring paper plates in case you are in an area where water is scarce, and be sure to take your rubbish with you.