How To Prepare for Your Next Camping Trip

Camping is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors with your family. Before you start packing for your next camping adventure, review these helpful tips.


Prepare for unexpected weather and always pack an extra set of clothes and shoes. Make sure your hiking boots are durable and offer plenty of ankle support for hiking through rough terrain. If you’re planning on swimming or other outdoor recreational activities Seattle WA, don’t forget to pack a swimsuit and any required equipment. Bring a lightweight jacket or rain poncho in case of an unexpected rainstorm, even if the forecast doesn’t show rain. Dress in layers to stay cool during the day and keep warm as it cools down at night. Keep a large hat and sunglasses handy for sun protection.


To set up your campsite, you will need a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and plenty of blankets. Set aside an area to build a campfire and arrange camping chairs around it. You may also want to bring a hammock for relaxing and games to play with your family. Bring lanterns to help illuminate your campsite at night and take them with you on bathroom trips. Pack any toiletries you may need including toilet paper if your campsite doesn’t have a bathroom. Keep a first aid kit with bandages, tweezers, pain relief medication, and a multipurpose tool with you in case of an emergency.   


Check out camp-friendly recipes to prepare food for your campsite and try making some meals before you leave that you can freeze and bring with you. Pack granola bars, dried fruit, trail mix, and bananas for easy snacks to take along with you on nature walks and hikes. Keep the trails clean and always bring a zipper bag to store trash in.

Plan your next great camping trip with these tips in mind.

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