Planning Camping Trips

Know how to plan perfect camping trips to assure you have a great time on your next outing. This checklist will help you plan a great trip wether you plan on hiking, backpacking or just going on a car camping.

Research Your Destination

For your first few trips you should pick the best nursing tank tops close to home. State Parks are the best bet for the beginning camper. You don’t have to haul all of your best saltwater fishing knife you since they allow you to pull your car right up to your campsite. State Parks also are safe and secure with a ranger on duty usually 24hrs. Fire pits are usually provided as is running water at your campsite. And the comfort best mulching blades for riding mower. Many state parks offer restrooms and showers within a short walking distance. Some state parks offer recreational activities such as pools and guided hiking tours and fishing.

Once you get some experience car camping you will want to do some overnight backpacking trips. Extended camping trips requires much more planning.

Once you have decided on your destination you will want to get detailed information about it. Hiking Excursion Guides are a great way to plan your extended camping trips. Some of the information they provide is:

  • Complete trail descriptions with maps and photos
  • Hikes rated by skill levels
  • Elevation gains
  • Estimated hiking times
  • Best seasons to go
  • Driving directions

Check here for hundreds of Hiking Excursion Guides from Amazon.com

Pack the Right Gear

Make sure you have all of the equipment, clothing and food you’ll need for your trip. Use a checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Dress yourself in layers for versatility in changing wether conditions. Go to our Hiking Clothes Guide to learn more about how to choose the right layers for your next hike.

Check out our Hiking Boots Guide to learn how to choose the right hiking boot.

The tent you will need depends on the season you mostly go on camping trips in. Choose a 3-season, 4-season or warm weather camping tent. For more on how to choose the right tent see the Camping Tent Guide.

And never leave home without the 10 Essential Equipments used for Hiking.

I recommend purchasing your hiking and camping gear at Backcountrystore.com.

They have one of the largest selections of camping gear online. They have excellent customer support. If you have a question you can get answers immediately with their Live Help. Their Gear Experts will help you select the right gear and answer your technical questions, all without having to make a phone call.

Plus they offer free shipping within the continental United States on orders over $50.

Once you have thoroughly planned your camping trips and made sure to pack the right gear all that’s left is to head out and enjoy your trip.


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