One of the best times of year to go camping is in the fall of the year. The leaves are changing which makes the foliage brilliant with colors. It’s also cooler during the day but not so cold that you need to bundle up so tight you can’t move. Taking a family vacation camping trip can bring your family closer and you can experience the outdoors together. Follow the planning camping tips so you can have a great camping trip.
First off, make sure you bring a camera. Snapping pictures the entire time may get a little intrusive and irritating but having good photos of the camping trip is a must. Snap a few pictures here and there and remember to take photos of not only the area and wildlife but your family. Unless you’re going on a photo shoot explicitly for wildlife or the fall leaves coloring then I would suggest a few of the family also. Also remember to bring some extra batteries as there will be nowhere to plug in a charger.
Depending on where you’re going be sure to take some extra precautions against the weather. Although it may not be so cold during the day, it could well get cold during the night. Taking extra jackets and blankets is not a bad idea. Also check the local forcast for rain in the area, and take raincoats if there is a threat of rain. Covering all your bases will help you enjoy your trip more and could potentially save your life.
Always let someone know where you plan on going and how long you plan on staying. People get lost in the wilderness all the time. This safety net allows you to be found in case of emergency and also if something happens, rescue personnel will at least have a good idea to start looking. Remember be prepared and take along enough food and water for an extra day. You never know when you might need it.