Have you ever checked those Instagram accounts of people taking stunning pictures during their camping trips? I’m sure you have thought “That’s amazing, I wish I could do something like that”. Well if you have never been camping before, it is never too late to try it! Most people worry about whether they will be uncomfortable, or feel bored, or be in danger. The truth is that when done with all the right gear and in the company of friends, it can actually be a pretty fun experience! If you are a beginner in camping, just get in touch with an outdoorsy friend and get on! Remember to always bring an experienced friend or guide on your first trip, they will give you all the knowledge you need to know to enjoy the whole experience.
Perfect camping place
First you have to pick the perfect camping place. Camping is a very popular outdoor activity, for that there are plenty of places to go, from national parks to RV parks, really the sky is the limit here. Many of this places offer commodities to make your life easier. You go to an organized camping site and running water, toilets, even showers, firewood for sale and even stoves to rent. It doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, just think of it as a getaway to a place with no electricity, but where you can take everything you need.
Once you choose the location, it’s time to pack the essentials. This doesn’t have to be a big investment, you can borrow from a friend or buy at Walmart cheap camping products and you will be ready to go for a first trip. But if you are thinking on camping as a hobby, it is a good idea to invest some money on quality products that will hold many camping trips, rain, humidity, mud and all kind of situations. Basically you’ll need: the tent you’ll get into, the sleeping bag to keep you warm, the sleeping pad to keep you cozy, chairs and a table, a good light source, a cooler to store fresh water and all kind of pots, plates and cups. If you are worrying about what to wear, just keep in mind that this is not a fashion contest, you will get dirty, it’s part of the fun, just pick something old and comfortable that can keep you warm and dry when temperature drops or starts to rain. Just try to relax and enjoy a quality time with your friends, you will have lots of fun once you give it a try!