Miscellaneous tips and advise
- Bring postage stamps along on your trip in
case you want to send postcards.
- To keep warmer--wear a hat to sleep
in--80% of heat loss occurs through your head.
- Check with the campground about security
and quiet hours. Be respectful of others.
- For families, use a large trash can with
lid for your laundry.
- Ziplock bags in various sizes can be very
useful on a camping trip.
- Keep a picture of your children with you
in case they get lost.
- Always have water, snacks, matches and a
flashlight even when day hiking
- Always hike with a friend, never hike
- Head lamps or snake lights hung around
your neck can provide a hands-free light source.
- Baking soda is useful for deodorizing
tents and sleeping bags, removing stains and also as a
- Many fairgrounds rent space for RV
storage in their off season.
- A bandana can be very useful at camp.
- Use glow sticks for a bit of soft light
- To increase the visibility and to avoid
tripping on, mark the guide lines of your tent or tarp with
foil or colored fabric.
- Use a hand truck or luggage carrier to
cart your supplies to your campsite. This is especially
useful if your site is a good distance from your vehicle.
Also good for toting those water containers.
- Space blankets work great for unexpected
cool weather. They are inexpensive and when folded up they
fit in your back pocket.
- Bring dental floss - good toothpick, use
as tread for repairs or emergency shoe laces.
- Always bring a roll of duct tape. It can
be used for MANY things!
- To hang a lantern, get those lightweight
metal rods that are used for hanging plants and stick them
in the ground anywhere near your campsite.
- Use a throw rug or a piece of outdoor
carpet in front of your tent to reduce the amount of dirt