3 Things to Know Before Your First Camping Trip

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With 2020’s global health crisis and people looking to do more rural, personalized travel with only close friends and/or family, camping has become even more popular as an option for a socially-distanced getaway.

For those of you who haven’t gone camping before, it’s important to keep some things in mind before heading out on your first trip. Here are three tips that will help your camping excursion be a success.

Be Prepared for Any Weather

Weather is always unpredictable, especially when you’re visiting places where you don’t get a cell phone signal to check the radar or the forecast. Be prepared for anything: take raincoats, heavy blankets, swimwear, and everything in between because you never know what you’ll need.

First Aid is Key

Going camping means that you’ll probably be far away from any sort of civilization. In the case of a small medical issue, you won’t be able to just pop into a walk-in clinic or a pharmacy to get whatever you need to fix it. This is why taking a well-stocked first aid kit with you is a must.

You’re Entering a Different World

If you are expecting to go camping and have all of the luxuries and comforts of the modern world at your fingertips, you’re going into it with the wrong idea. Leave worries about WiFi and checking your email behind and become one with nature.