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The best tips for first time camping

Is it your first time camping and you don’t know how to do it? Camping for the first time can be exciting and challenging at the same time. The connection with the environment and the freedom of being outdoors make the experience unique and incredible.

But, of course, we understand that you might be a bit overwhelmed if it is your first time camping, as you might be worried that everything is going well, that there are no unforeseen events, etc.

That’s why we bring you some of the best tips for camping for the first time 😊.

Planning and familiarization

Before setting out on an adventure, try to do a little research and planning for your getaway. Find out what the area where you plan to camp is like, research its climate, wildlife, local regulations… You can also plan your itinerary and make sure to inform someone you trust about your plans and location.

Another thing you can do is to familiarize yourself with the equipment at home, before heading to the camp site. For example, if you have a large patio or living room, you can set up your tent so that, when it comes down to it, you can set up the tent more easily and with more ease.

And, of course, before leaving, check that your flashlights, camping stoves, etc. are working properly. Better to waste a little time checking it than to arrive at the campsite and realize that something is wrong!

Check equipment

Tied to the previous point, it is important to make sure you bring the basic and necessary equipment: tent, sleeping bags, flashlights, mats, basic cooking utensils, adequate clothing for the climate, etc. Of course, everything will depend on the area, the temperature, your idea of plan… Make a list and check it carefully. This is the only way to avoid leaving essential items behind.

However, keep in mind that, when camping, the ideal is not to pack too much, that is, do not make loading and unloading the car become a torture. But, of course, don’t forget about your needs either. For example, if you happen to go to a campsite that has clotheslines for its customers, why carry your own? The less stuff you carry, the better 😜.

Meal planning

Sometimes, many campers forget to think about meal planning, and we assure you that it is important to do so. Plan how many meals you will have to make and for how many people. With this, you will be able to make a purchase according to your needs.

Of course, you are on vacation, one day it may be a good option to go to a restaurant or similar. But, if your getaway lasts many days, it will be better to cook some meals yourself, to save money and to be able to eat healthy and nutritious food.

Discover here some practical practical camping food ideas and some of the most and some of the most useful utensils for it.

Know the rules of the campsite or camping area.

Camping for the first time may mean that you do not know the general rules of some campsites, so it is important to know the rules of your camping area.

It is important that you respect your space and that of other campers. At the end of the day, you all want the same thing: to spend a few pleasant days, disconnecting from routine and connecting with the environment. Therefore, we should act as we would like others to act: with respect and empathy.

And, hey, you should also respect nature by following the Leave No Trace rules. What does this rule mean? Well, it is important that we make sure we pick up all the garbage, take care of the environment and show our utmost respect for it.

Take enough clothes

Let’s see, it is not necessary to take the whole closet. But, for first time camping, it is important to be prepared. Remember that not all campgrounds or campsites have laundry facilities, so there will be cases in which you will not be able to wash your clothes.

In addition, weather conditions may also require different attire. If it rains, you’ll certainly appreciate having a raincoat; if you feel like swimming, you’ll certainly appreciate having a bathing suit; if you feel like going for a bike ride, you’ll certainly appreciate having sportswear.

Also, keep in mind that the weather is unpredictable. You may wake up to a warm and sunny morning, but, in the afternoon, an unforeseen coolness turns in. You’ll be thankful you grabbed a sweatshirt before you left the house.

Children with bikes outside the campsite

Your campsite in Cambrils

You see, for first time camping, it is important that you take into account a number of things so that everything goes smoothly. Now, with these tips you are ready to embark on your first camping adventure. Remember that planning is everything.

If you want to start your camping side in our campsite, to familiarize yourself with the idea of ‘camping’, in Camping Cambrils Caban also have plots adapted to all kinds of needs and preferences. For your first time camping, it can be a great idea to do it in a campsite like ours, where you will not lack anything.

Camper, see you soon!