You finally managed to organize a camping trip with your group of friends. But, if this is not something that you do together very often and you would like to make this experience a total success, take a look at the following tips and tricks to make your camping fun and enjoyable. You never know – this might become your favorite weekend pastime for many years to come.

Know Your Camping Tricks and Essentials Don’t neglect the lights

Most people make the mistake of bringing just one LED lamp or light to their camping trip, thinking that a camp fire will be enough to keep things bright and visible. This is true, of course, but only until it’s time to put out the fire. You can’t possibly have it burning when it’s time to get into your tents and get ready for sleeping. And, as we all know, no one is going to fall asleep immediately when having a good time out in nature. Therefore, make sure to bring a few LED lights that would make the whole atmosphere more comfortable.

Know Your Camping Tricks and Essentials Make sure you have proper sleeping gear

A good quality and comfortable sleeping bag and pillow can make a difference between a great time and an absolute disaster. It’s essential that everyone in your camping group has warm and comfy sleeping bags as well as a nice pillow, which will secure a good night of sleep. What’s more, it would be wise to use a soft mat under the bags in the tent, because the ground can be very hard and cold.

Pack clothes like a pro

Depending on the season of the year, you’ll know approximately what to pack. Basically, you need sturdy footwear that is water-resistant but still flexible enough for your feet, warm clothes in layers and a hat. Layering your clothes is extremely important because it can get really cold during the nights in the open air, but very hot during the day. A hat can protect your head from both the sun and the cold as well, so choose it wisely.

Know Your Camping Tricks and Essentials Plan ahead

It’s essential to choose your camping destination as soon as possible and at the same time decide what means of transportation you’re going to use to get there. Trains and buses are really fun but their main disadvantage is the limited possibility to bring a lot of stuff with you. On the other hand, travelling by car is great in terms of space, because you’ll be able to fit bulkier things a lot easier, but if you choose to go by car, make sure that you always have a full tank of gas. Now, this can get a little trickier if your destination is far from any town, which would make portable diesel tanks a must-have solution for your own peace of mind.

Bring enough food and water

Travelling by car allows you to eat nicer food as you don’t have to bring canned goods with you. If you’re going to use a barbecue, make sure to bring just enough of food, so that you won’t waste anything. Still, if you’re planning a camping trip that will last a lot longer than one weekend, canned goods are a must. Of course, stock up on drinking water as much as possible.

Know Your Camping Tricks and Essentials Other necessary bits and pieces

A properly thought out camping trip requires some other essential as well, such as a first aid kit, barbecue tools, pots, plates and utensils, a camper’s knife and even a compass. If you have enough room, add a couple of citronella candles and/or torches to get rid of pesky insects. But be very careful where you’re going to place and burn them.

Once you have all the technical details planned out, don’t forget to prepare a few interesting camping games and pastimes so that you can all enjoy yourselves to the fullest and appreciate nature in all its glory.


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  1. NoMAD NiNo 2 years ago

    Great tips! we are going camping this month in the Catskill mountains. I’ll definitely will be following some of your tips. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gokul Raj 2 years ago

    Really helpful tips on camping. Will put them to use someday.

  3. Aisha 2 years ago

    All great tips! I’m hoping to do a girls glamping trip at some point next year and all of these points will come in handy. Thanks!

    Aisha (

  4. Lydia@LifeUntraveled 2 years ago

    I’m not much of a camper but I would definitely need a comfortable sleeping bag. I’m actually in the process of looking for a good sleeping bag for future travels. Great suggestion for bringing a few games to pass time or even a book or two. Thanks for sharing!

  5. We have done a lot of camping in NZ and Australia over the years, but no camping for the last few years as we are travelling elsewhere. I really miss it. You have some very good tip in your post thanks.

  6. Christina 2 years ago

    Great put-together to get an overview for a proper camping trip! Something to always come back to when having this nagging feeling of forgetting something…
    For myself I don’t pack a pillow because I try to save every gram and just use my towel and clothes I’m not wearing. That’s for sure not very comfy but it works for me when I’m on several day hiking / cycling trips 🙂

  7. Agnes 2 years ago

    Camping can be so much fun! I tend to forget to bring extra lights so this is a great reminder. Should make a checklist before going to avoid forgetting something 🙂

  8. Bella WW 2 years ago

    All these tips are great and useful. However, I must admit, I’ve never slept inside a tent before, but the idea definitely excites me, so, I would be glad to try it someday. Thanks for sharing your tricks!

  9. Wanderlust Vegans 2 years ago

    Great camping tips. Lighting is something we often over look forgetting it gets dark at night. Games is also another great idea.

  10. Anita 2 years ago

    Great tips and amazing pictures!What a light!

  11. Claire Algarme 2 years ago

    Your feature photo is beautiful, with the moon and all! I haven’t tried camping but it’s something that I should consider trying. Thanks for the tips you have posted here.

  12. Ali May 2 years ago

    Great tips! The lights and citronella candles really make a huge difference to your enjoyment on a camping trip. It pays to be organised for sure!

  13. I love camping, we have done our far share of camping. Our last camping stint was 68 days in Africa on an overland safari!

  14. Christina 2 years ago

    Some handy tips here, although, I can’t say I’m that keen on camping. Glamping is my kind of camping.

  15. Brown Gal Trekker 2 years ago

    I’m a backpacker/hiker/camper – lovely tips. It takes practice. Your tips create a good start.

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