Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Camping Dos & Don'ts

Hello Everybody,
Today's post is actually a post that has been requested by one of my lovely readers, Jing. She told me that her friends and her were going on a camping trip soon and would like to know the dos and don'ts of camping. Considering I am an experienced camper and Explorer Scout I like to think that I would actually be good at giving this kind of advice.
Pictures source: Weheartit (I haven't had chance to take photos)

Do!

  • Plan before you go, make sure you know whether there are water taps where you are staying and that if you are planning a campfire you have permission to do so.
  • Make s'mores at the campfire!
  • Pack old clothes, you will get dirty.
  • Pack waterproofs, even if it is meant to be sunny the ground might still be wet.
  • Take a fold out chair- unless you want to sit on the floor.
  • Check the site beforehand, has it got everything you wanted?
  • Take layers, even if it is warm during the day, once the sun disappears it gets cold quite quickly.
  • Take a mummy bag and not a sleeping bag. Mummy Bag's are a lot tighter, keeping bugs out and keeping you a lot warmer. Also they wrap around your head, and you loose most of your heat from your head.

Don't!

  • Sleep in your socks! Your feet will sweat, and you wont be able to take them off without getting out of your sleeping bag and getting cold again.
  • Take makeup- honestly you don't need it and it'll be a waste of space and time.
  • Camp under a tree, I have been at a campsite when the wind blew a tree down and it luckily just about missed a tent that was next to it. You might not be as lucky.
  • Mess around near the fire or make it bigger than you can cope with, also make sure you have a fire bucket near by.
  • Try and roll the sleeping bag back into its bag! Sleeping bags are meant to be stuffed, you won't get it back in rolled, trust me!
  • Forget to take insect spray to spray on yourself, the bites can really hurt.
  • Itch the bites!! Put antihistamine cream on them.
I hope this post helped any of you campers, and if you have any questions please don't be afraid to ask them.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x