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Best Camping for Non-Campers

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

How to have Best Camping for Non-Campers

Not so sure about going camping? Make it easy on yourself:

You may love nature and the outdoors, but are a little less keen on roughing it with pit toilets, cold water and open-air fires. Don’t worry, these days “camping” can mean anything from custom-made Bedouin tents with separate showers to luxurious catered accommodation under the stars to budget campsites with all the commodities of home!

Glamping Tips(photo by EG Focus)

Do your research
Campsites range from remote and rustic to well-equipped and ultra-modern. Take the time to look for a campsite with facilities that appeal to you. If you are camping with children, make sure that you are going somewhere that is child-friendly, with a swimming pool or rivers or hiking trails.

Buy an air mattress
You will not believe what a difference a good air mattress can make! It is the difference between sleeping well and being grumpy, tired and fed-up on your vacation.

Take along a good tent
You don’t need to buy the best tent; borrow one from a friend if you are not yet sure about the whole camping experience. The last thing you want on your first night out camping is a horribly complicated or cheap and nasty tent to set up.

A good lamp
Invest or borrow a good portable lamp that you can take about with you, as well as one that you can hang up to provide lighting around meal times.

Think of simple meals and if possible, cook or prepare some food while still at home. Take along frozen meals that will keep for a while. Salad can be pre-washed and kept in a plastic bag with paper towelling to keep it fresh.

Keep it simple
Plan to tie up your hair to save on washing it, or invest in simple make-up that you can easily take on and off.

Sunscreen, insect repellent, all-purpose body cream and wet wipes for cleaning of hands, faces or any sticky or dirty surface.

Take along board games, cards, dominoes or any other game you can think of. You’d be surprised how much fun can be had without television, computers and game consoles.

Invest in or borrow some comfortable collapsible chairs. Try them out first to see if they will do for extended periods of sitting/reading/fishing.

Hotel in Apulia Italy:

Villaggio Le Diomedee - Vieste ItalyVillaggio Le Diomedee Vieste
Average Price: €44
Average Rating: 9

Apulia CampingCamping Villaggio Baia di Campi e Cala Campi
Average Price: €65
Average Rating: 8

Apulia CampingSanta Maria di Leuca Camping & Wellness
Average Price: €50
Average Rating: 8

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3 responses to “Best Camping for Non-Campers”

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  1. nelnel @ things to do in warsaw says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 12:43

    Thanks for sharing these tips. This checklist makes camping easier to plan.

  2. Chris says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 18:46

    I’ve been camping right outside of Seoul. It’s great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I was happy to learn Koreans are really into camping, easy to get your supplies in country if you so choose.

  3. John Ketch says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 15:46

    We started out by camping and then we moved onto caravanning. While we have no immediate plans to buy another tend we really did have some great fun under canvas.

    The advise on this page is great and should become part of every campers checklist, new or experienced.

    If I were to add one thing to increase your enjoyment it would be to include some kit for engaging in at least one hobby, other than camping. This is useful if your going for a week or two. The hobby I like to bring along is amateur radio, but you can bring your golf clubs, knitting, stamp books or whatever it is you’re into.

    Thanks for a great blog and happy camping… or caravanning :)

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