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Step Into the Great Outdoors: Preparations You Need to Make

“Sunshine, sunshine, you are the kindest friend of all the friends of mine!” I used to sing this quite a lot when I was a little girl, especially during the short but oh so sweet summer camping adventures my parents took me on. I have these unforgettable trips to thank for learning to truly love and respect Mother Nature and all of her children. They helped me become the person I am today, which is why I haven’t stopped visiting the great outdoors. Do you know what this means? Well, that I know a thing or two about camping.


Since you are here, I believe it’s safe to assume that you’re not an experienced camper. Don’t worry – I’m going to share with you some of the most important steps you need to take before you hit the road.

First of all, choose a campsite. Deciding where you’ll go camping before you make any other decisions is really smart. Why? Because this way you’ll be able to include the main characteristics of the place into the equation and bring along with you everything you need to fully enjoy your stay in the great outdoors.

Caravans or tents – the question is now. I’ve had the opportunity to sleep in both tents and caravans on my camping trips and discover the perks each of them offers. Although I truly enjoy sleeping in tents during my outdoor adventures, I strongly suggest you to give caravans a chance.

If you plan to often escape the concrete jungle you live in, then buying a nice, spacious caravan is definitely the investment you should opt for. When you own a caravan you can easily go on a relaxing weekend getaway with your loved ones, even if the weather’s not ideal. All you need to do is pack a bag with the bare necessities, tow your caravan and you’re ready to go.

Speaking of towing your recreational trailer, you should make sure you have a quality towing hitch. Adjustable towing hitches for caravans are a great option for they are made to fit most popular vehicles. Don’t hesitate to purchase one or two high-quality towing hitches for caravans even if that means spending a bit more than you expect. After all, it’s for your own safety.

Pack only the essential items. If you intend to stay only a couple of days in the forest you’ve chosen to explore, then there’s no need to bring along with you items you won’t have time to use. Food, drinks, blankets/sleeping bags, flashlights, and a first aid kit on the other hand should be on the top of your list when packing for a camping trip.