For many reasons, autumn is by far the best time of year to go camping. School’s back in session, so the most popular campgrounds are much peacefully quiet and all the best spaces to set down and ten or trailer are there for the choosing. Therefore, in that pleasant situation, some suggestions to make your camping trip even more enjoyable, here are some tips:
1. Do your homework: Use the internet to check out campsites you’d prefer or specific ones you intend to visit. Ask questions about expected weather, utilities, fire safety, safety, sanitation, nearby recreation and other conditions. If you prefer an adult-only or other special site, get information.
Check with friends and family about their recently experiences are campgrounds, If you prefer a national park, go to nps.gov.
2. Take enough equipment: Depending how long you’re be autumn camping, put together gear for the time you’ll be on the trail and campground. Unless there’s a retail store nearby, it’ll require as much as you can carry.
Stock up on bottled water, dry and/or quick-cook food, small stove, eating utensils, lights, batteries and other items you need for your campground dining. If you’re lucky (or smart) enough to camp near water, showers and toilet facilities, you won’t have to tote along rolls of tissue. You won’t need to take too many changes of clothing if you take them into the shower with you each night.
3. Fill your backpacks with other necessities: First aid kit, pup tent, mosquito netting and inflatable, pack-away sleeping bags. If the autumn nights get cold, you’ll need over-clothing and maybe a warm blanket.
4. Will you be in big animal territory? As in many national parks, campers must share the outdoors with wildcats, wolves, bears and other large animals. Be sure you are well aware of the safety rules before you pitch your tent. This includes stashing away trash in secure trash containers. You should also bring a non-lethal weapon, such as pepper spray for protection, should you encounter danger.
Camping among the colorful leaves of autumn can be a joyful, healthful experience. Just make sure you also make it a safe one.