Tired of packing too much or not bringing critical camping gear for your camping trips?
Camping trips can be a great way to relax and get away from it all. But with a little planning you could make them even better. Since different areas offer different challenges start off by making a camping list and/or hiking gear list you might need. This will also help get you started...
Are there any wildlife that may be an issue on your trip? Bears, raccoons, snakes, spiders, and mosquitos are just a handful of wildlife to consider on your camp trips.
What weather is possible? Pack right gear for trip. Does weather vary much? Do you need rain gear? Does temperature fluctuate between extremes like it does in desert or are biting insects a problem? If it's a trip you haven't taken before ask someone who has or call your guide or host.
What do you want to do? Are you taking a camping trip to relax or are you looking for full physical involvement? Do you want to camp only, or would you like to throw in some hiking, fishing, kayaking, rafting, or mountain biking into mix?
Do you like rustic camping or do you think flush toilets and warm running water are a good thing. ;-) If you like travelling in RV comfort, are looking for tips, or if you need help selecting a campground, take a look at Your RV Lifestyle before your next camping trip.
Consider your level of fitness. Your level of fitness will determine how much you enjoy your trip. If you're going to be doing demanding activities be honest with yourself and make sure you're up to challenge, because pushing yourself too far will only make you miserable.