What to Wear and What to Do While Camping? A big stress factor for people learning to camp can be what to wear when you are out in the wilderness. If this camping trip
What to Wear and What to Do While Camping?
A big stress factor for people learning to camp can be what to wear when you are out in the wilderness. If this camping trip is one of your first outings, I strongly advise you to bring only essential camping gears. Keep in mind that you’ll be doing many outdoor activities where you won’t have to worry about getting your clothes dirty when you’re camping. Bring clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty or even getting a little damaged. Try to avoid cotton, especially if you’re going during a colder season, because if it gets wet, the fabric tends to draw heat away from your body.
But you should always be prepared for this. Nights can be cool, no matter where you are or what time of year. At least a light jacket or sweatshirt and long trousers are recommended. At night it can be great fun to go out and look at the stars. You’ll want another layer with you.
The last thing you’ll want to consider is a pair of trusty shoes that will be used for hiking, walking, running, or just about anything else you can do on your trip. A pair of waterproof flip-flops is also a good idea for late-night toilets or showers (if your campsite has them).
For those who are still unsure, I’ve made a list below of the essential gears.
Here’s a list of essential camping clothes you’ll want to make sure you bring:
– Shoes or hiking boots that you can hike in
– Water shoes or flip-flops
– Sweatpants or long underwear
– Jeans or cargo khakis (something that can get dirty)
– Quick-drying shirts
– Quick-drying shorts
– Rain jacket/poncho
– Swimming costume
What are some fun activities to do when camping?
Now that you’ve learned how to prepare, what do people do when they go camping? It can be enjoyable for people to plan, pack, travel to the woods, and set up camp, but what do you do next? Depending on your location and the type of camping you’re doing, the list of activities to do can be pretty extensive.
Hiking is one of the first things that come to mind when considering what to do while camping. It’s a great activity that can get your heart pumping and help you get to beautiful sights that may be off the beaten track. Hiking is not too complicated, especially in areas where the trails are well defined. Just pick a direction and go! Many state and national parks have signs or maps on the more well-defined trails to ensure you don’t get lost. In any case, it’s always important to let someone know where you’re going and how long you plan to be gone. That way, if the worst happens, someone will know where to find you!
As a kid, I went camping with my uncle every summer. He always left in the morning because he would get up way before us, go down to the lake and fly fish. Now, every time I go camping, I can’t help but take my stick with me.
You don’t have to be an early riser like my uncle. I’ve caught plenty of fish and had just as much fun at 10 a.m.
Try swimming, canoeing, or kayaking if you’re lucky enough to be near a body of water! Be sure to check local regulations first. Many places offer the possibility to rent a canoe nearby, especially along the rivers, so you can go to any nearby lake and spend long hours swimming and canoeing.
This one is pretty dependent on the type of camping you do. Obviously, any rucksack would make it difficult to get a corn hole into the wilderness, but if your car isn’t too far from your campsite, it’s always a good idea to organise a fun outdoor game; bring on a badminton net and rackets.
The card games fit anywhere and are a big hit with my family. Everyone is always willing to sit around the table (or on the floor) and play another game of rummy. It is always a big hit with my family and often a hit with the families we have camped with.
Sleeping in a hammock
It’s so relaxing to lie in a bed suspended between two trees. It’s hard to explain to someone who has never done it. However, there’s nothing like sitting in a hammock next to a body of water with nothing but time!
A campfire is both an event in itself and very practical for cooking or warming up. It has a way of making you feel comfortable and tends to bring out the best in people. Check local regulations to make sure fires are allowed. Sometimes in the summers, they can be restricted or banned.
Camping is an excellent way to unwind and detach from the stresses of everyday life. Being out in nature calms many people and can be a great way to relax and have fun as a family. When planning your first camping trip, don’t get too excited. Things will probably go wrong, but that’s part of the fun and tends to make the best stories!