Camping is a great way for you to get out and be one with nature. Unfortunately, being one with nature means living within its elements, such as wind, rain, hot sun, bugs, reptiles and wild animals.
Thankfully, you can prepare for the elements and any unexpected surprises and make your next camping excursion the best ever. Here are five ways to ensure your next camping trip rocks.
- Bigger Tents Are Better
If you are going on a two-person camping trip, don’t take a two-person tent. It will be too small to move around and store your gear. Instead, always use at least one size larger than needed to provide more room for gear. You also will have room for your footwear, food and to move around while changing in the morning.
- Prepare for Rain
In Malaysia and elsewhere, rain is a nearly daily occurrence. You need to have a waterproof tent, rain gear and a plastic container to store your food and items you want to keep dry. A change of dry clothing always helps to keep you warm when it’s wet outside and you get caught in a storm. 3. Get Off the Ground
When camping, sleeping on the floor of the tent is a bad idea. The cool ground below can draw heat from your body, and rain might enter the tent. A good air mattress or cot can get you up off the ground and help to keep you warm and dry.
- Wear Layered Clothing
When you are camping, you are outdoors most of the time. As the weather and temperature changes during the day and evening, you will need clothing to compensate. The more layers you can wear, the easier it will be to ensure you have the right amount of clothing for warmth and comfort at all times.
- Prepare to Battle Bugs
Camping almost always means insects, including mosquitoes and others that love to bite and leave itchy marks and welts. A good bug spray and clothing that mostly covers your body to protect against biting flies, mosquitoes and other annoying pests will help to keep you from itching and scratching the entire time.
With some foresight and planning, you can take control of your next camping trip and make it your best one ever. You likely own most and possibly all of the gear needed, and some supplementary items can help to ensure Mother Nature and you coexist peacefully and happily the next time you go camping.