Camping is the perfect way to disconnect yourself for a bit from the rat race of the city, reconnect with nature and recharge your mental batteries. It can greatly improve one’s mood and provide the much needed energy to tackle the challenges that arise on a daily basis. I consider myself to be an introvert, and my going on camping trips alone kind of proves that point. Also, I always feel reluctant to go back – if I could, I would stay forever. Well, I guess it doesn’t matter if you love being around people or not, everybody needs some time alone, eventually.
Going camping with the whole family is also a great way to bring everybody closer and make a few precious memories. A simpler, but far less convenient way to spend several nights in nature is to camp in using a tent, however, choosing to invest in a caravan is the smarter choice. You simply hook it up to your car and you’re ready to go on your trip. However, as an experienced camper, I would feel as if I’m being unfair to you if I don’t go over a few useful mistake preventing tips, that of course, arise from the beginner’s mistakes I’ve made on my first few camping trips.
These are a must for any camper. I would even recommend one for every adventurous off trail hiker, since you never know when you’re going to get lost and you’ll need some extra time to find your way and it might get dark. Campers however, should get 2 quality flash-lights at the least, one of which should be a headlamp.
2. Extra blankets
Another thing you should never go camping without is a blanket. Well, blankets to be exact. Yes, you’re going to need more than one. Sure it might be warm during the day, but at night temperatures can drop drastically.
3. Caravan Water Tank
Food and water. It doesn’t get more essential than that right? You’ll probably pack enough (read extra) food, but water can be an issue with caravans. This is why a caravan water tank made of high quality, non-toxic polyethylene is a must-have for any camping enthusiast. Having a caravan water tank is a great way to safely store fresh drinking water.
Finally, a cell phone is definitely necessary for your safety, but do make sure you limit the time you spent on it. And most importantly, make sure you check your gear before the trip, to ensure that everything is in working order and you’re not leaving without anything essential.