If you suddenly decided that you want to spend the weekend outdoors, but you don’t have a solid plan, go car camping – with the space and convenience of your car, pack some essentials, gas up and be on your way to your weekend outdoor adventure!
Just don’t forget a few essential things that will make your trip even more hassle-free and smooth-sailing!
Follow these five excellent car camping tips
Get a fire permit
It won’t feel like camping if you don’t relax around a campfire. Make sure that your chosen campground allows fires, and if so, get a fire permit beforehand. Light a campfire at night under the stars, and you’ll be thankful you got a permit!
One of the great things about car camping is that you don’t have to worry about packing too light because, with your car, you won’t have to think about space or weight constraints. So don’t hold back about bringing stuff that would make you comfortable – a thick air mattress, your home pillow, your favourite blanket, a guitar, etc.!
Keep your things in the car
If you plan to sleep in a tent, take out everything you’ll need for sleeping and keep everything else inside your car to keep things more organized. Take out your tent, mattress/sleeping bag, pillows and blankets. This way, you won’t have to unpack everything and pack them right back when you’re ready to leave, saving you time.
Build your outdoor kitchen
Find a flat, sheltered spot at least 150 feet away from your tent to set up your outdoor kitchen. Set up your stove and take out all the things you’ll need to cook your meal (preferably all stored in one box). Prepare an easy, gourmet dinner and have some wine for a more enjoyable meal.
Be sure to store leftovers and other food in your car to keep critters away.
Turn off the lights inside your car
You will be opening the doors frequently and to avoid wasting your car’s battery, switch your indoor car lights to “permanently off”. Don’t forget to pack some jumper cables just in case!
Car camping is a great way to experience the outdoors without too many worries. So invite your loved one or a couple of your friends for a great weekend outdoors!
Just follow these excellent car camping tips, and you’re sure to have a grand time!