For first timers, the thought of camping can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. However, with the right preparation and some sound advice, camping can be an extremely rewarding activity for the entire family. There’s something special about spending the weekend embracing the great outdoors, being in touch with the nature that surrounds you and enjoying the peace and quiet.
For those new to the whole experience, we’ve developed a few handy tips to eliminate the chance of making the common mistakes first time campers often learn the hard way. Read on here to learn how to ensure everyone leaves the trip a happy camper.
Become familiar with your gear
Camping often requires a lot of gear. Whether you choose to spend your trip in a tent or a caravan with an ensuite, there will be equipment you will need to survive out in the wilderness for an extended period of time.
The gear you choose to bring will likely depend on how long you are camping for. Either way, if you are new to camping it’s a good idea to get acquainted with your gear before starting your adventure. Test out your camp stove to make sure it is working properly and ensure your lanterns have enough battery life to get you through the trip.
Plan ahead and make a checklist
As you would for any other long-term trip, make a packing list. From toilet paper to bug spray, before embarking on your trip, write down everything you need and check it off as you pack. Planning can help to make your camping trip much more enjoyable. This also includes planning your meals. By staying organised, you can avoid a last-minute trip to the shop after you’ve already set up camp.
Observe campground rules
Campgrounds safety always comes first when camping, and if you follow the rules, it’s quite easy to enjoy your camping trip without any mishaps. When arriving at your campsite, talk with the campground facilitators about specific rules that may apply such as fires and after-hours noise. Also ask about any safety recommendations they might have, such as places to stay away from on-site with children. Following campground rules helps to ensure a safe and smooth camping trip for everyone.
Safety is key to ensure a successful first-time camping trip. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can exercise safety during your tip to ensure the security of your family in a remote location. From packing a first aid kit and practicing safe driving when towing a caravan or camper to dressing for the weather and being mindful of any risks around your campsite, it’s important to consider all aspects of safety during your camping trip.
Ready to begin your journey?
Camping is an exciting activity for the whole family. With PMX Campers you can find the perfect camping trailer for your family that embraces both adventure and safety. For more information on our products and how we can help prepare your family for a fun and exciting first-time camping trip, contact your nearest PMX Campers at (08) 9455 1454.