Don’t Make These 3 Camping Mistakes
Camping is a wonderful activity for both families and friend groups alike. According to a 2014 American Camper Report, roughly 40.1 million Americans (14%) of the U.S. population over the age of six years old went camping at least once in 2013.
Whether you’re visiting a campground in the Adirondacks, setting up a tent a few miles away from home, or any cabin rental across the U.S., as long as you know what you’re doing, you’re going to have a lot of fun. Unfortunately, far too many campers think they know how to succeed in the wilderness while still having fun, but really have no idea. Here are some of the most common camping mistakes that can provide you and your family with a weekend that is not enjoyable.
Timing is Everything!
The easiest way to ruin your camping trip is by showing up to your actual campsite at night. Experienced campers will tell you that you should set up all your tents, food, gear, and everything else immediately upon arrival. Make sure you’re planning your travel around your arrival time, not your departure time. When you are at a Jellystone Campground, this can be a lot more enjoyable. Families are all around and it is a lot easier to find a helping hand to set up your campsite.
Camping Above Your Experience Level
If it’s your first time camping, you probably shouldn’t even attempt to go by yourself or live in a small tent for a few weeks. You’re going to have a horrible time if you aren’t camping at your pace. If you’re a beginner, you might want to consider cabin rentals. Not only are cabin rentals more convenient for you and your entire family, but you’ll have more time to do all the other outdoor activities associated with camping.
Not Taking Care of Your Trash
Another quick way to ruin your camping trip is to leave all your trash and garbage out unprotected. You’re not the only one in the wilderness who enjoys food. There are all kinds of animals if you are camping in the woods that can invade your campsite for food and tear through all your garbage bags.
Again, camping can be a lot of fun if planned for properly. Camping at a Jellystone Campground is always a home run with great accommodations, 1st rate amenities, activities and so much more!