How to find camping: If you are planning going only with tents (not with trailer or camper) the best guides for finding camping grounds are online or books.
If you are planning going with trailer or camper then you can find all the necessary information online also.
First and foremost find the company that offers the service you need. This could be a camping ground or a cabin company.
How often will you be going for camping?
If you are planning going camping once or twice a year. Then choose a camping ground that will offer a good rental price.
What kind of camping grounds are there?
Are you planning going with your friends or children?
Will you be going trailer or camper?
What will be your planned activities while you are camping?
What information do I need to look up on the Internet?
The information you need will depend on your camping activity.
You will need to consider the safety of the place you are going to.
The information about the weather and the environment is also essential.
Is the terrain car wash friendly?
How far from the bathrooms do you want to be?
What kind of Activities are you planning?
Will you be hiking while camping?
What carrying equipment do you like?
Are you a backpacker? Or do you like to hang out with your stuff in your tent?
How much do you want to spend?
Are you comfortable with the amount of money you are spending?
Do you have the proper tent?
Is the ground sufficient for the tent?
Is it water proof?
I have tried to put you in a camping adventure and you know what, I still had to look for camping grounds that would cater to my wants and needs.
So, the answers to all these questions will put you in a better position to choose the camping ground for you.
As a beginner it is better to stick with the basics, you can always come back in a later time and learn along the way.
First things first, if you don’t already have a tent and you are not sure how to go about it, look for a small two person tent, then when you are sure that you have it, go ahead and set it up.
If you tent is large, you will need to ask for help around the camp or site, and depend on where you are going to camp, you might need a small trailer to pull the tent.
Look for flat ground as much as possible.
Choose an area protected by trees, shrubs and grasses, as water will soak in all night.
Do not camp at a height of more than six feet near pools of water, showers and toddlers.
Be careful of insects and bugs, and snakes.
Get to know the nearest clinics and or hospitals.
When you choose the tent site consider a rain fly that provides a few inches of protection from the rain.
Waterproof your tent and the tent stakes.
Keep a small thermometer in the tent, or hook a small balloon with a few inches of rope to the pencil.
Never cook or heat up the tent.
Do not leave your food or scraps unattended.
Dispose of your garbage in the bins provided or take all of your garbage with you.
Do not Undress When Sleeping
In order to stay warm all night your sleeping bag needs to be treated. Carmakers foam is a good thermal insulator. To make your sleeping bag as comfortable as possible, lay on the ground and roll in your blanket. Avoid the mosquito sleeper close to the ground.
Carry a small thermometer for measuring temperature. The small gauze pad can be unzipped and used to measure the temperature.
Use basalt cleaning tablets to reduce the build up of dirt and determines whether the fire will be hot.
Before leaving your campsite, use halogen lighting to ensure you remove all traces of combustion – such as smoke and sparks.
If you notice black ash particles in your fire, black ash is sent packing up to the volcanoes!