5 Ways To Prepare Your Camping Site
Camping is a great way to enjoy yourself and have a great trip with your family. However, what you will find is when you are preparing your camping gear you will need to know about the different ways to prepare your camping site. Now, this is some of the basics that you may already know if you are an experienced camper, but if you are not used to camping a lot or just starting out then you will find that it is going to be some great advice here you can use and know it will allow you to get the sound advice you want to have. Then you can finally know that these are easily 5 ways to prepare your camping site and guarantee the site will be perfectly set up for your needs.
5. Make Sure You Have The Food Stored Properly And Safely
When you are camping one thing that you need to do is make sure you have all the food you are bringing with you properly stored. This is going to serve a couple of different functions because it will help you in getting the food stored away from animals that would be trying to get to the food that you are wanting to eat. Usually you will find that when you are getting the food stored properly it will help in getting the food out of reach of the animals and away from your campsite as well. With that being said, you will be able to get the right protection for the food and your campsite by storing the food properly.
Now, something else you will find is the safety aspect in addition to the animals. The safety aspect that I am talking about here is going to come from the protection you will have from pathogens that are going to affect your food. This means you will want to try to find a cooler that you can store meats, cheese, and milk in for a long period of time. At the same the cooling will keep the food safe from spoiling.
4. Find A Level Spot For Your Camper Or Tent
When you are camping one thing that you need to have is a level spot for the tent or the camper. Since this is the case, you will want to make sure you look at the camper and the tent to see how you can level these, but also look at the campsite to see if you are able to find one that is level you will have an easier time in getting the campsite set up and know you will not spend as much time when you are getting the camper set up and not have to worry about the site leading to you slipping while you are sleeping or even have to worry about your blood rushing to your head because you are sleeping with your head slightly down hill.
3. Remove Any Debris That May Be At The Campsite
The debris are going to be a major issue for your campsite because you will need to get rid of them to guarantee you are able to get the tents set up and know the tent will work perfect for you, but also do not have to worry about debris poking you through the bottom of the tent or even worse end up feeling like you are laying down in a location that has gravel that is under it. While you may think that you are the princess, you do not want to feel like you have a pea under the mattress when you are sleeping. So I would definitely recommend one of the first things that you can do is clear the campsite. You may find that you can even do this by getting some type of broom that you can collapse down and bring with you to get the campsite swept off.
If you are in a campsite that is not paved, you may want to check the ground to see if anyone has a lot of grass or dirt that is already flattened down. This could be a good sign that people are already camping here and the site may already be cleared off. However, you will need to double check, but even then it will be a little bit easier for you to get the campsite set up and ready to be used.
2. Check To Make Sure Which Way Water Drains
I never really thought about this before until I went camping with one day and it rained overnight and next thing I know because of the location the tent was placed in, it was soaking wet on the inside of the tent because the rain ended up draining down into the tent. What is really bad is the fact the water did not have much of a path to follow to see how it would run down and it was a torrential downpour like the campground had not seen for a long period of time.
When you are in the campground and it does look like your campsite has a slope to it, you will want to check to see what way the slope is going to be. If you cannot tell which way the slope is for your campground you will want to check to see if the camp office can help you in getting to know how the slope is for your campsite. Then you can finally feel better about your camping trip and know you will not get soaking wet when you are setting up your campsite.
1. Make Sure You Look To See How The Campground Is Laid Out In Relation To Your Tent Or Camper
Each campground is laid out differently than the other one you may have been at the week before. Since this is the case, you should look at how the campground is laid out and this will make it easier for you to know where to go if you need to have any type of assistance, need to use a restroom, take a shower, or just need to buy some items that you may have forgotten from the camp store. So you will want to look for a map of the campground and how it is laid out, but also take note of where the important things are that you may need to get to.
What I did find with this is a map generally will have some of the highlights of the area and even the trailheads if you are in a state or national park. Even if the maps cost a little bit of money the cost is usually very minimal and will make it easier for you to have a great time in the campground and enjoy your trip quite a bit more.
Do You Have To Do These Things?
The short answer is no you do not have to do any of these things! That is the best part, camping is an adventure and with any adventure, you will want to go out and spread your wings and have a chance to enjoy the trip even more. So you do not have to do any of these things and they are just some of the suggestions I have learned over the years to make your camping trip a little bit easier. No matter what, the best piece of information is to get out and enjoy your camping trip. Something to take away is the 5 ways to prepare the camping site that you have here are suggestions and not something you have to do.