Thursday, May 3, 2018

How To Make Your Family Camping Trip A Total Success


Going camping with your family can be an incredible bonding experience or a complete disaster. That’s why you need to plan ahead and be organized throughout the trip. We have some important tips to help you out.
Get The Right Tent
Your tent is the number-one thing to get right. It will be there to protect you from the elements, which means you want to select the best one.

If you have a big family, then you may want to consider a Coleman 6 Person Tent. It has enough space for six adults.
Of course, there are many options on the market. Just make sure you consider your budget and the weather conditions you will be facing, before making a decision.

Focus On Sun Protection
You’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors so make sure you're protecting your kids and your partner (and yourself) from UV rays. Make sure everyone has a hat and bring plenty of sunscreen.

It's recommended that you bring a shade cloth that you can then host up on some poles. This will make a sun-free area for eating and relaxing.

Educate Your Kids
Don’t let the young ones sit on the sidelines. Get them involved with putting up the tent, unpacking, making a fire, and cooking. Doing so is a good way to develop their self-sufficiencyat ayoung age. Hopefully, they will also have fun and develop a passion for camping.

Plan Some Fun Activities
A camping trip is the time to ditch the phones and tablets. To fill up your family’s time, you should plan some fun activities. Fishing is a great option if there is an available water source. Other good options include hiking, bushcraft, and swimming. When the sun sets, you could consider playing a game of spotlight.

Bring More Than You Think You Will Need
It always pays to bring way more food and drink then you think you will need. You never know what could happen or how fast your kids may devour snacks and glug down water. The last thing you want to do is go for a supply run, especially if you’re miles from the closest store.
Prepare For Any Weather Conditions
You should come prepared for sun, rain, heat, and cold. You can never entirely rely on weather forecasts anyway. Make sure your family all bring appropriate clothing for a range of weather conditions. They should all have a warm garment and a waterproof jacket.
Don’t Be Afraid To Reschedule
If truly harsh weather is in the forecast, then it may be a good idea to put off your trip. A storm can turn a fun weekend away into a terrible ordeal.

Final Thoughts
Don’t let your camping trip turn into a disaster. You want the outing to be a good opportunity for bonding with your kids and teaching them about the outdoors. That’s why it pays to plan ahead and not skip over the finer details.

18 comments:

  1. My grandkids love to go camping and they always make S'mores. Being prepared and planning ahead really does enable a camping trip to be a success.

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  2. Having the correct equipment is always key. Knowing how to put up the tent and use that equipment is also key. Always pack twice the amount of food, camping makes everyone hungry.

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  3. I'm not sure if my family is really a camping family. We need real beds. We could do the glamping though! ;)

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  4. We don't camp a lot but when we do our first rule is no electronics for the kids! They need to get dirty and have fun playing! I love all the equipment you mention here! We have friends with a pop up and we usually use that but we do like to tent camp sometimes!

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  5. I think its important to prepare for the worst when it comes to weather condition. Having a planned activity would also make things interesting.

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  6. Before my kids hit middle school and became involved in so many activities, we went tent camping almost every weekend. My girls still talk about all the fun they had, and they're in their 30s now.

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  7. Is that a rottie? We had a rottie, I miss her. I'm not the camping kind but I will glamp all day!

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  8. Our version of camping is renting a house near the campground where our relatives with RV's are staying. Looks like fun for all!

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  9. I promised I'd take the kids camping this summer. I don't take them often because I have to put up the tent myself and do it all, lol. They let me get away with renting a cabin sometimes and I like those trips better ha. I'll keep all of your tips in mind on our next adventure.

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  10. We used to love to camp and this makes me want to do it again. We've gotten too used to booking a hotel.

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  11. Looks like a fun trip. It's been a long time since I've been on a camping trip. My son is all grown up now. I don't think he would want to go if I decided to take a camping trip now.

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  12. I've been dying to take my girls camping. I went a couple of times when I was a kid and LOVED it!

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  13. We haven’t gone camping as a family yet but I would love to. These are some great tips that we can use! - Jeanine

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  14. What some great ideas, it has been years since we went camping, my Mum was never really fan although funnily she now camps quite often haha!

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  15. We don't camp, but I wished we did. I grew up RVing with my parents and loved it! Such great memories.

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  16. Great tips. We love to go camping and sometimes Mother Nature requires a change of plans and end up staying in the lodge. I'm hoping this year we will be able to book one of the yurts at one of the state parks. *fingers crossed*

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  17. I love camping in a cozy tent. This sounds like a good way to spend the weekend.

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  18. Couldn't agree more on your tips. Definitely preparing ahead of time and having the right things is very much important.

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