10 Camping Tips that I’ve learned in the US!

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I’m not a big fan of camping, however my husband love it so much that he has given me the taste to try many times. It’s one of the best and easiest escapes into nature and a great way to explore the country side. We spent two weekends, this summer staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars!

A camping trip in the wilderness can help you escape from the stressors of everyday life.


Here are 10 ways to make it more fun if you have some doubt like I had:

  1. First organize well.
    Tent, sleeping bag and a great matress. Don’t forget pillows! Lighting (and candles in case if something happened!). Pack the kitchen stuff together (repack it in your garage or car immediately after you’ve cleaned it from the previous trip): your stove, enough stove fuel for the next trip, coffee-making, lighter, knife, pots, mugs, bowls, spoons, forks, other kitchen equipment, a water container, and nonperishable food items.
  2. Find a great spot for your tent.
    Always try to install the tent in the highest part of the camp site in case it rains.
  3. Planning outfits for your outdoor adventure.
    It is just as important as any other camping tip. Dress in loose layers of clean clothing.
  4. Go to buy groceries before to leave and think ahead about your meals.
    We enjoyed a lot to think about the great meals we’ll cook during the weekend. It’s really easy meals however it’s so great to come back to the basics dishes like: potatoes, onions and cheese with eggs! Yummy!
  5. Relax and enjoy watching the nature.
    Be aware about what is going around you. Have you noticed this honeycomb or this rabbit just next to you?
  6. Enjoy a great fire and install comfortable chairs around!
  7. Activities.
    Go for a hike near the camp site and don’t forget a good book for the evening. If you are close to a lake, enjoy a nice swim after sweating during a hike or a bike ride.
  8. Don’t get upset if the weather is not perfect.
    There is always a great activity to do if it rains like a wine tasting!
  9. Don’t forget a A first emergency kit.
  10. When you leave the campsite, there should be no evidence of your visit.

Find below the best National Park in the USA to camp:


Over to you, what are your tips about camping?


Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.


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