Camping Tips for the Newbie

The best time to camp is when the leaves turn gorgeous shades of red, yellow, and orange and when the average temperature falls to a breezy chill. We highly recommend loading up your family and heading out into nature for a relaxed, unplugged weekend. However, that idea may seem daunting if you’ve never camped before. That’s why we’ve compiled a few camping tips to get you started.


Practice your setup.

If you’ve never put up your tent before, you don’t want to learn just before heading to bed at your campsite. Practice setting up your tent at home, when you have plenty of time to get the kinks out of the process. If you’re camping in an RV, you should also practice setup as well as backing up and parking.


Plan your meals.

It takes a little bit of planning to eat fireside. Think through the number of people you will feed while camping and the equipment you’ll have available for preparing food. You should keep the meals simple and shop a day or two before you leave so your ingredients stay fresh.


Dress appropriately.

You don’t want to spend your trip cold and miserable, so check the weather and bring the right clothes. Layers are always a good idea, so bring some t-shirts along with warm sweaters and pullovers. You should also cover your bases with a raincoat and maybe a swimsuit.


Camp close to home.

A camping trip requires a lot of planning, which can cause quite a bit of stress. If you’re new to the activity, consider finding a spot close to home. You can still enjoy the outdoors, but you can also rest easy knowing that you can pop home If you forget an essential. Remember, camping is about decompression—so do what’s necessary to relax!


If you’re camping in an RV, you also will rest easier knowing that your vehicle is covered in the event of an accident. Call us at 270-554-2105 to talk about your RV Insurance.