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You all know I love camping! I’ve told you about our week long family camp that takes place every year in the mountains of Wyoming. This year was the 30th year it’s been happening and it was amazing! It was very hard for me to come back to society and plug back it! It always brings me such peace and joy to completely unplug for a week and just enjoy great family, great food and the beauty and peace of Mother-nature. Don’t worry; I took enough accessories to be considered Glamping but not too many that I couldn’t also be considered camping.
After our time in the woods, I wanted to share the top 10 camping tips I put together. These camp to me as I was camping, and I hope they will help make your camping trip more successful next time you go!
Top 10 Camping Tips
- Pack games and crafts for kids and adults. Each day; we had a new inexpensive craft that the kids and adults to could together. Usually from the dollar store or some discounted store. It built relationships and was fun! The rest of the time we spent playing games from card games to board games. No electronics! Completely unplugged.
- Stock and bring Bug Spray and Sunscreen. There is no protection from Mother Nature. Make sure you bring your own protection. The last thing you want is to be covered in bug bites and burnt to a crisp.
- Freeze Bottles of Water. When packing your food remember to pack enough water. But a great tip is to freeze your bottles of water and put them in the cooler with the food. Then it saves on space, and does double duty. The bottles of water are your Ice to keep the food cold. Then as they melt you get more drinking water!
- Open tents during the day. The ironic thing is a tent that gets so cold at night; also gets overwhelmingly hot during the day. Open all the windows during the day (as long as it’s not raining) to help cool off the tent so when bedtime comes; the tent isn’t too hot to comfortably go to sleep.
- Plan for rain. It inevitably always rains on us while we are camping. At least one day of rain. Sometimes more. So make sure you plan for rain!
- Cook meals ahead of time. As you prep for camp; cook some of the meals at home. Meals that you can freeze and then put in the cooler. Then once you get up camping all you have to do is warm it up and you are good to go! It saves time, cooking resources and gets you back to relaxing. Sloppy Joes are one of our favorites to cook up and take up for lunches.
- Pack light. You don’t want to over pack and have so much stuff that you have to keep track of or gets scattered all over your tent. It’s Ok to wear clothes more than once while you are up camping. So pack less clothes. Just make sure you have at least 1 backup pair for that rainy day. Plan the food and snacks mindfully and specifically.
- Use a Camping checklist or printable camping checklist to ensure you don’t forget to pack any of the essentials going up or coming back home.
- Bring Rope and a pocket knife! You can never have too much rope when camping. It is great to tie things down in the wind. Create clotheslines to help dry things after the rain storm. You can use it to make shelter or even just for first aide! Never forget the rope!
- Conserve water– use Wet-Nap.
Where we camp, we have to haul up all our water. Not just for drinking but for washing as well. Let me tell you for a full week that means a lot of water. And there just isn’t always room for enough. So to help save on space and conserve the water we bring up; we also bring Wet-Nap. Thankfully we stocked up at Walmart before we went camping because of their everyday low prices. Wet-Nap is most often found in the Napkin isle of the store; though sometimes it can be found in other locations.
So just why would you need to use Wet-Nap up camping? One picture will explain it all! That’s not a tan on her!
Camping is a time to let the kids explore and learn. Miss Jade absolutely loves to dig in the dirt, find bugs, and just have fun. I didn’t want to be freaking out about how dirty she got. It’s normal for little kids to get dirty. Camping is a dirty business.
But camping is also a lot of fun! We enjoyed beautiful nature! Including a lot of visits from the natives!
And we enjoyed a lot of fun on the river!
And thankfully we didn’t forget the outhouse! That’s a bonus tip for you! If you are going to undeveloped camping groups; Rent an outhouse! It is so worth it to not have to dig your own latrine! Been there…done that. Renting an outhouse is much nicer!
Through it all Wet-Nap saved the day! Other than dunking Miss Jade into the river; Wet-Nap is the next best solution to get her cleaned up in time for lunch. It actually wiped the dirt off and sanitized at the same time. Talk about time saving! And they are now softer than ever, yet stronger and they even moisturize with aloe! So no feeling over dried after cleaning up with Wet-Nap either. My sensitive skin especially appreciated that!
We all ended up using the Wet-Nap frequently. Always before each meal to wash hands, after using the outhouse, after playing in the river, and many other times throughout the camping trip. These were our best clean up friends! Because yes, camping is a dirty business; but very fun! So leave the worry behind and make sure you have plenty of Wet-Nap!
So next time you prepare for a day out camping, hiking or just a day at the park, don’t forget the Wet-Nap! Also enjoy this awesome $0.55 off Coupon for Wet-Nap!
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Wednesday 31st of December 2014
Wet wipes/ baby wipes are so handy aren't they!? Looks like a fun time!
Wednesday 6th of August 2014
I have not gone camping in years. My kids were tiny the last time we went and now they are all teens. It looks like your family had a blast. Great tips. You have inspired me to plan a camping trip.
Wednesday 6th of August 2014
I'm too chicken to go camping but yeah, I totally agree those Wet Naps need to go with you everywhere!
Tuesday 5th of August 2014
These are great tips. I love the pictures.