Camping is an easy and straight forward activity that has been enjoyed for centuries. Many people have memories of going camping with their family when they were younger and playing camping games and telling ghost stories. Today, many people want to relive their childhood with their loved ones or with their children.
Today’s camping is no different then what you did with your grandparents; however there are more options for stuff to bring along. If you keep your cool and try not to bring everything from home on the camping trip, everyone involved should have a fun time.
Camping should be a low stress activity, things to include on your trip should be a camping tent, some sleeping bags, canned food, a flashlight, matches or a lighter, water filters in case there is no readily available drinking water at the camp site and your imagination. All of these things should be found for cheap. You do not need a tent that comes with a shower and a base heater powered by the sun in it.
When going camping, find a place that does not charge camping fees. If you stay within an hour of your home if you live in a city, most likely the group will end up paying some fees for camping grounds. An ideal camping ground would be one away from ear shot of cars and has a lake nearby that water filters can be used for clean drinking water.
Tent set up should be paramount. Choosing a level piece of land that does not have any animal tracts near it and is relatively dry will be your best bet. Having an extra large tent will just take away from the outdoor experience that should be enjoyed when on a camping trip. All the tents should be set up so that they are facing a central point that will have a fire.
The sleeping bags should be regular down feather sleeping bags with a water proof lining. Buying one with a built in heater is unnecessary as your body temperature will warm up your sleeping bag in no time. Keep your sleeping bag and other camping pieces out of the rain. You do not want a sudden downpour to occur and ruin your sleeping bag and flashlight simply because they were out in the rain instead of inside your nice dry tent.
When nighttime comes around, it is time to set up a fire. Keep your matches or lighter in a spot where you can easily locate them. If not, keep your flashlight on you at all times so that you can find what you are looking for. The fire should be set up in the center with enough extra fuel nearby so that it can easily be kept going. Camp stories can be told and smores can be made, have fun and use your imagination and a lot of fun can be had.