Camping is definitely an experience everyone deserves to get at least once in their lifetime. It involves being away from the harsh city life and being one with nature, in the woods, simply enjoying the freshness nature has to offer. It’s a good chance to get to bond with friends and family since here there is no focus on what keeps us distracted. All gadgets are pretty much not working, or kept for emergencies only because there is a limited power supply, with almost no internet connection. Food consumed here is fresh since some would prefer hunting for their meat, or go fishing if there is a water body nearby.
The one factor that will determine how your camping experience will be is from the planning. With proper planning, you will be able to get the full experience out of the whole trip. The first step is to know where you want to go camping. Different sites offer different experiences, each of which you should consider before deciding. When planning for a group adventure, then everyone’s input should be considered, so that a comfortable place is picked. There are people with conditions that would not allow them to live comfortably in certain conditions.
Once you know or have a rough idea of where you are going, it is time to prepare everything required to camp at that particular site. You’d have a checklist where you purchase items and tick them off the list. The same list could be sent to friends so that everyone’s got an item of their own, to avoid a case where people are doing a certain activity, and you are left out because you did not get the memo. This can be done by email, to make it easy to retrieve for the next camping experience that will be planned. The list could include optional items for those who may want to carry items that only apply to them.
It is better to have the necessary commodities on standby before booking the venue, to ensure that you are always ready in case of any changes. Once you have bought all the items and stored them in an easy-to-access area, then the site can be booked at a date of your convenience. In the case of a large group of friends, it would be necessary to book early enough if you need multiple campsites that are next to each other. It may be a difficult gamble at times, but it is possible to find weekends when they are free.
You could also have friends alternating between those who pick and book the site, to have shared responsibility. It also nurtures a sense of responsibility in people. While booking, ensure that you familiarize yourself with the rules of that campsite since each has its set of rules. This will avoid being at crossroads with the management upon arrival.
Begin arranging for transport to that campsite. You could call the reception to find out the nature of the road, to use the right kind of vehicle to go there, which would most likely be a 4×4. Decide how you’re going to share car space among your companions, since it will save on fuel cost, instead of individuals coming with their car. There are cars available for hire in the event you don’t want to use your car. Have a meal plan, where every day has its separate dish. This will help in knowing what ingredients to carry, the amount, and distribute roles between your friends to know who carries what. Other items could be shared like tables, canopy, to avoid overcrowding the site.