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Family Camping - Outdoors With Your Loved Ones

Aug 17, 2007
Are you planning a camping trip with your loved ones? If you are, then know this in advance: Camping with your family takes some careful planning. Whether you are bringing the very young or very old along on your trip, you need to make preparations that will allow all ages to comfortably enjoy themselves. After all, a family camping trip is all about fun and family bonding! Make sure that your family camping trip provides happy memories.

If you're first time campers, then you will have even more homework to do before you launch into the wild. You must first find an appropriate campsite for your trip. It might be wise to start off slow and choose a campground not far from your home. Also, begin with shorter trips. This will slowly ease you into the world of outdoor living.

Lists are always great when planning anything. This way you won't be caught off guard. You will have everything you need to keep your family on the right track to a fun filled camping trip. Include everyone when compiling them. This will make everyone feel like they are a part of the trip. The tough part will be determining what you will need and what you won't. By adding the needed items to your list, you will be able to pack wisely. Too many items will weigh you down and use space foolishly.

If you have new equipment, check it out. Make sure everything operates as it should, and also, that you know how to use it. This way you won't waste valuable time on your vacation trying to figure out how something works. Erect your tent in the back yard to practice putting it up, and then spend the night out there with your family to get a sampling of what the vacation will be like. It will be a test run that will prove to be most valuable.

Plan in advance by preparing meals and freezing them. This way you only have to thaw and warm your meals, and your family can have their usual down home cooking. In addition, you won't be using too much of your vacation time toiling over a camping stove or an open fire. Check the weather in advance. If extremely bad weather is expected, try to reschedule your trip. It won't be any fun if you are always confined to your tent. Bring games and cards to keep everyone occupied in case some rain should occur. Try to arrive before dark so you can set everything up in the light of day. Choose level areas of land and make sure you are a safe distance from water. Just in case of emergencies, bring the first aid kit.

A family camp trip can bring a closeness and camaraderie between everyone that an ordinary vacation might not offer. You will be spending a lot of time together, doing things together and just hanging out. It will be you and your family away from the disturbances that can occur amid society. Make it special. Planning ahead can avoid disaster and make it a unique vacation you will remember for a lifetime.
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