When your family loves to go camping but isn’t crazy about the packing part of it, you’ll find some packing tips might help with that phase of the operation. You may even be able to get the kids involved, and liking it.
- Pack Light
It’s an easy task to get carried away and take an excessive amount of gear with you when you are camping, especially when you’re packing for more than one or two. Pack light. It’s better to consider layers for clothing, so anticipate needing a lightweight shirt per person each day and a sweatshirt or jacket. Bring lots of extra socks and a couple pair of pants. Roll the clothing as you pack so it will be more compact. You might even consider packing each child’s belongings in their own backpacks.
- Easy-to-Prepare Foods
As opposed to thinking about a variety of foods, plan for easy meals. If you’re not likely to go the fast food route, plan on easy to prepare one-dish meals. Many bring along box meals that you simply have to add water along with some meat to keep food prep at a minimum. It also reduces dishes in the event you just use one-pan meals and make a small salad.
If you’re going to be setting up a tent, practice before hand and get good at it. You never know when you might be arriving late and setting up at dusk or even in the dark. Knowing your way around your own tent will be a big plus.
- Use Nooks And Crannies
When you’re loading up the car, utilize the nooks and crannies for smaller items. The emergency kit should fit underneath in the front passenger seat, smaller items can squeeze into seat pockets and also in the trunk amongst other places to fill the gaps. Consider it as a jigsaw puzzle and you’ll easily fit things in.
- Be Imaginative
You’re camping, you don’t have to take all of the electronics and the like. Plan to have family fun and relish the time without a great deal “stuff” at home. Bring enough to keep yourself connected but not immersed in online activities.
We hope your camping trip is the best ever and we look forward to seeing you around the campground next year.