How you can finally sleep well in a tent


Some people like sleeping on the cold ground, but others don’t. I seem to fall in the middle. I definitely have nothing against spending as much time as possible outdoors, whether or not I’m engaged in various physical pursuits. But I have to be honest and say that sleeping on the ground isn’t among my favorite pastimes in the whole wide world.

Since I prefer to go camping all by myself because it gives me time to think, I’ve learned some tricks over the years that have helped me deal with various inconveniences. I usually warm my sleeping bag before using it because I don’t like the feel of that artificial fabric on my skin, particularly if it’s chilly.


You can do this by relying upon several methods. One of them involves storing warm air in the insulation of the sleeping bag. The other is simple, meaning that you can just sit down on the sleeping bag for a while and turn it over once in a while so that the warmth is distributed somewhat evenly.


Another tip that I have found quite useful is putting your clothes on while you are still in the sleeping bag. I don’t think I loathe something more than chilly mornings. If you’re like me, you probably want to avoid that dreadful feeling that you need to get out of that cozy and warm sleeping bag. If you have your clothes on, you’ll at least soften the blow.


Obviously, you should invest in some good-quality bedding to make sure that the surface you’re going to sleep on won’t be rock hard. You can use a pad that’s on the smaller side. You can even bring along an inflatable mattress or just an egg crate mattress pad.


To get the most of your camping experience, I suggest checking on the weather before you leave home. If you are worried that some unexpected disaster might ensue at some point or the other, you should invest in a good-quality weather radio. Some of these gadgets come with solar panels, hand cranks, and a variety of other ways to power them. Actually, I’ve noticed that many modern alternatives even boast micro-USB ports that you can use to power your smartphone in case something goes wrong, and you want get in touch with the world.

Another tip that I have found useful is to wear yourself out. If you’re knocked out and extremely tired, you really won’t care about the conditions in your tent unless they really are unbearable. Camping isn’t all about eating hot dogs around the campfire, and you need to understand that. Of course, this pastime is also enjoyable when you’re hanging out with friends and family, but it’s not what makes spending time outdoors great.




Several things you need if you plan to go camping with your family


What can be more fun and exciting that spending quality time outdoors with your family? Since I can remember, I have always enjoyed taking trips with my loved ones and, over the years I came to realize that I have become a pretty great camping planner. Therefore, today I have decided to share with you the most important things I believe you cannot go without if you plan to go camping with your family.

First things first, to guarantee that you will have a great time outdoors, I suggest you invest in camping gear that is of good quality. My recommendation to you is to convince your family to surpass any complaints about how fashionable or not the gear is, and invest in durable equipment that you can use year in, and year out. To be sure you don’t spend a lot of money at one time, keep your eyes on the discounts and buy versatile equipment at an advantageous price.


Then, settle for a sleeping bag that fits the climate. Once again, I believe it is best if you invest in a sleeping bag that suits both the cold season and the warm one. As experts suggest, the best option is picking a sleeping bag that rated to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, because it will nicely serve you no matter the weather.


Also, be sure to have with you an RV GPS. And, the reason I believe this device is worth investing in is my own experience. With this kind of technology aboard you will be able to safely find your way to the campground without having to worry if you are on the right track or not. Moreover, there are models that also include features such as highway exit amenities, trip planners, voice activated navigation and even warnings about foreseeable hazards, features that I think one should take time considering.

Last but not least, to make sure you and your family will equally enjoy the whole camping experience, I suggest you spend time planning the `expedition` together. I say this because, from what I was able to observe from my own knowledge when everybody is involved in outlining such a trip, the adventure becomes more delighting. So, why don’t you gather your family and name people in charge of different aspects of the trip? By doing so, nobody will have to overwork or complain about being left out.


Well, this is it. I hope you are just as eager about planning that next trip as I am and I really hope my advice will prove helpful in the shaping of your future camping adventures!