If you’re the kind of person who loves to travel, and there’s a lot of us out there, it’s time to get back to your roots by taking to the great outdoors in your own country. There’s a lot of hidden gems in the vast countryside wherever you are in the world, and there’s so much for you to discover by simply setting up a tent (or sleeping in a car!) and hiking through the woods around you. Everyone’s been on at least one camping expedition in their lifetime, and that means you’re always going to have a basic knowledge of what not to do. Show your kids a lot of fun times and good memories by trying out sleeping bags for a few nights on a family camping trip.
Get the Right Equipment
First of all, you’re going to need a tent big enough to get everyone in, as well as all of your stuff. If you can’t do either of these things, it’s going to be stuffy and stifling inside, and that’s not something anyone wants. So if you think you’ve found a tent big enough, try to go one size bigger.
Then you’re going to need to pack the boot of your car correctly to make sure you’re not heavy ended at the back, and that you’re not using too much fuel to try and get yourself down the roads (and a lot of them are going to be uneven when off the main highway). Pack in a good amount of clothes with spare sets of underwear just in case, toiletries and some dry shampoo, and a couple of towels. These are the basics, the rest can be picked up when you need them.
On the other hand, sometimes the car you own isn’t suitable for off road terrain, and that means you’re stuck without a way in and out of the campsite when you need a trip to the supermarket! Or does it? Thankfully, you can hire out a vehicle if your is simply not up to the task. Head to www.allcarleasing.co.uk/ for a look at the best kinds of cars for your needs, and at a pretty cheap price for the short time you’re going to need it.
The Best Activities
When you’re camping, the only thing it seems like you can do is go for walks in the nearby fields and through the forest, or exploring the nearest town. And that’s simply not true! You can have family games and ‘chill out time’ together, reclining in comfy chairs and competitive games of cricket.
Make sure you’re cooking family meals together as well. When you’re camping it’s like you’re at a barbecue 24/7, so buy a portable grill and get to cooking up all the best meats and salad accompaniments to keep you going well into the night. www.lovetheoutdoors.com has a great guide for this.
Camping is a great activity when it comes to family life, try it today!