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7 Beginner Camping Tips You Need to Know

Guest post by Deann Rebello

If you’re planning to go camping, then you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. While it’s one of the best activities you can do with your family, it can end up being a horrible disaster if you don’t prepare well.

That’s why it’s best to follow camping tips and keep yourself organized so you have the memorable trip you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced camper, be sure to check these tips out for a happy trip ahead.

Camping Tips for Any Happy Camper

Here are seven tips you should follow to have the best time while camping:

1. Watch the Weather

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While you can camp anytime and anywhere, you’ll need to take into account the weather conditions on the dates you’ll be going out! You can check weather forecasts to either move the dates or pack accordingly.

If the weatherman predicts intense rain or snow, then I advise you to stay at home and move the date. But even during hot days, make sure to pack raincoats or blankets just in case!

2. Research the Campsite

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One of the most important things you will need to do before going camping would be to figure out where you’ll be camping in. Make sure to research on the facilities and location of your chosen campsite, so you know what to pack and expect.

It’s best to find a campsite you can easily access and with the facilities you and your family will enjoy, such as clean toilets or areas where you can create a fire pit.

3. Pack Extra

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Since you never know what will happen during your camping trips, always pack extra just in case. Always focus on extra food and other things that can get wet easily. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Pack extra toilet paper, batteries, and a lot of food! 

4. Clean Up

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The number one rule when camping is to always clean as you go. Since you’ll be outdoors and be exploring nature, you wouldn’t want to mess it up! Be respectful towards nature and for the next people who will be camping.

Whether you’re packing up to leave or after eating, keep a trash bag and avoid making too big a mess, leaving the place cleaner than when you found it.

5. Be Prepared But Flexible

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While you should always plan and schedule your camping trip, not everything will go your way. That’s why you should have everything organized, but give a little leeway when things don’t go according to schedule. It’s all about spontaneity and enjoyment, so go with the flow and simply enjoy your time outdoors! If you make mistakes, then move on and take note of it during your next trip.

6. Do What You Want

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Nature will never judge you, no matter what you do. As long as you give respect to your surroundings, you can wear what you want. It doesn’t matter if you look weird, as long as you are comfortable.

Not wearing makeup and have your hair up? No problem! Just have fun and focus on the moment rather than what you look like.

7. Play Games

Camping isn’t all about survival and eating; it’s about having fun with the family! You can play games to explore the surroundings, such as a scavenger hunt. Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll find out a lot about what nature has to offer. Make a list of car games and camping activities you’ll surely enjoy with everyone.

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Want to go camping? Then you’ll need to make sure you follow proper etiquette and planning to have a truly enjoyable trip. It doesn’t matter if you’re alone or with your loved ones, as long as you are prepared and know where you’re camping.

I hope that this article on the best camping tips helped you know what you should do for your next trip. So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips and begin planning the fun and memorable weekend getaway today!

If you enjoyed the article or would like to share your camping experiences, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

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About the Author

Deann Rebello – Is the founder at BearinForest.com, a Camping blog that shares everything about traveling and camping. She’s a young lady who loves camping out and is always eager to share her bonding experience to the world. Don?t forget to follow her on Twitter by clicking here!

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  1. <3 Thanks for sharing tips.

    However, a camping trip also requires a lot of utilities, so a family needs to have a list of them before the trip, in order to ensure enough utilities such as: entertainment, cooking, safe, mattress,….

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes, this is true.

  2. I’m not very fan of camping, but I have to admit these are really useful tips and not only for camping, but for vacations in general!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      So glad you enjoyed the post, Nati! Thank you for reading! 🙂

  3. Lisa Valerie Morgan says:

    I’ve never been camping, but these are great tips! I must say that I’d probably be more up for Glamping than camping though. 🙂



    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      So glad you enjoyed the post, Lisa! Haha, and I prefer glamping myself too. 😉

  4. pipesnbuttons says:

    I learned so much about camping! I think it’s always better to be safe than sorry. I haven’t been in a while, but I plan on going this summer. I will definitely utilize all these tips the next time I go camping. 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes! Better safe than sorry! So glad you liked the post, and thank you for reading. 🙂

  5. AnaFlorentina (@AnaFlorentyna) says:

    Great tips for those that love camping!!!
    I remember I went to many of these back in elementary school (not in the USA)…
    Thanks so much!!!
    Florencia @ www.AnaFlorentina.com/Style

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked Deann’s post! 🙂

  6. thismisscooks says:

    #1 is so important! We went backpacking last month (June!!) and didn’t expect the snow but we gained so much elevation that it was thick and hid the trail. Thankfully it all worked out. 🙂


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yikes!! That would be scary! But I’m so glad to hear it worked out ok for you! 🙂

  7. Great tips <3 Very interesting post 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Deann did a good job!

  8. thetentheads says:

    loved this post- camping is such a blast! i would love to take my family some day 🙂


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      So happy you liked Deann’s post! Thank you for reading!

  9. I’ve never been camping but I would try it one day. I thought the tips you gave were useful, like checking the weather and having good amenities nearby. I certainly would want to have a shower and toilet facilities available as a beginner camper rather than go out in the woods.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes, I would need those as well!! And thank you for reading, Carlyn! Glad you liked Deann’s post. 🙂

  10. This is some great advice!! Although I will laugh when I say that my idea of camping, is more on the glamping side!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Ha! I’m all for glamping too, Jodie! I’ll rough it for a couple nights, but then it’s time for a shower and a real mattress, haha.

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