Ask an any camper for the mistakes he made when he was a new camper. I bet that’s not stayed if an error occurs. At that moment, the errors were not so pleasant, but these errors are later to Anekoten the parties and birthdays will laughed a lot. Drive for the first time in the camping holiday or have not so much caming experience? Then learn from the experiences of others and avoid their rookie mistakes. But get no hopes here, because even though you are already experienced, a good preparation for your camping holiday is still important. We explain you 9 common mistakes and explain how you can avoid them.
- No check list set up
You might think that you pretty much know what you need to take, but if you want to confirm your thoughts or if you want to (more) security, then try searching a checklist or create one yourself. Even customize such a list for the kind of holiday, the thoughts you have and what you need. Or better yet, ask friends with camping experience, what they think, that you need on the campsite, or what’s missing on your list.
To avoid, that you have a stove to pack, but no pots. Or even a sleeping bag, but no sleeping mat… Really, you would not be the first. We recommend that one difference to make between things that you really need and things that are practical, but what you do without. Then, the choice is easier for you when the storage space is limited.
- Asmall tent to buy
It is our experience that new camper initially to a small tent tend. Of great importance, such as comfort, place is (sufficient) except for backpackers. We always recommend especially beginners, to buy a tent that is more suitable for two people as the number of people who remain in fact in the tent. So are four, then select a tent for 6 persons. Note, however, that a large tent brings a bigger pack size with them, so takes up more space in the car, in the roof box, or in the trailer.
- Your camping gear do not control or try
Even if your tent is hail new, check before you use it. Make sure that all parts are included and whether they are in order. Not, that when you are on the campsite and must determine that a pole is broken or that guy lines are missing. We recommend that you temporarily set up the tent. In this way, you feel immediately whether all this is or that something is missing or is not in order. At the same time you find into your tent building. This saves you a few pathetic looks on the campsite…
You have a tent made of cotton, then it is wise already set up the tent before the real use anyway and make it wet. In this way, the seams pull completely. Have a tent made of polyester, then take a pack of sealer. Check also your other accessories such as your cooking utensils, camping furniture, sleeping bag and sleeping mat or mattress, along with your tent so that you will be surprised at the campsite not unpleasant. You have a tent or awning, we recommend you to mark the poles. Then you already know where the rods in which part of the tent must be attached.
- Failure to ask what is what good or just not allowed
You take your charcoal grill from home, but learn that charcoal grills are not allowed on the campsite. AI, too bad about the place. Ask beforehand at the campsite owner, what are the rules of the campsite. Is open fire allowed? Up to what time can we arrive? You can park your car at your pitch or need to park it on the central parking lot? If you know in advance, bring no unnecessary things and avoid frustration.
- Don’t care about the environment
You can commit these errors in different ways. If it concerns your pitch, to make sure then that your pitch is not deep. Otherwise, it can happen that you swim out of your tent after a heavy rain shower. Ensure that, before you put up the tent, the floor is flat and free of sharp objects. Nothing more annoying than a leaky tent and a Lufmatratze with a leak wegens a sharp stone. Take whatever an extra ground sheet for below with your tent.
Make sure, that you keep your environment clean. Your trash clean up and dispose of it in the appropriate containers. Other people may also like a clean and tidy campsite. Well grab food so that animals have no reason not to come closer and close the screen, if you are not in the tent. So stay away from bothersome insects.
- Do not think about how you want to eat
Do you want to eat every day, then you need to read no further. At the campsite you have usually do not have access to a stove, a 5 burner stove or a microwave oven. But make the charm of camping is just cooking and eating outdoors. Of course, it is not necessary that you plan meals in advance, but best you think before your departure for how you want to cook. Take with you a gas stove? Check then if it still works, and whether the gas bottle contains enough gas before departure. Would you like to cook on a charcoal grill? Then first to ask whether this is allowed at your campsite.
- Too late
As a new camper you still not sure how life at the campsite looks. Take plenty of time to explore the campsite to settle comfortably in your pitch and to build the tent (or tents). To avoid, that you have to start in the dark with the building or the last pegs or guylines must search for. It’s not pleasant for you itself, but probably you make not too popular with your neighbors…
- Toomany things take
Please leave your suitcase at home. If you camp, nothing is really cumbersome as a suitcase. If you have made a good Checklist (see error 1), you have created a list of “must-haves” and a list of although practical, but not absolutely necessary things. Leave jewelry and electronic devices at home. Are in nature! Which is much nicer than what computer or what HD, LCD or LED screen. Take the family camping holiday, then you can the rule handle maybe, that each family member takes a bag, for example, that will just fit in “their” corner of the tent.
9 Inappropriate clothes/shoes
Good clothing and Stilettos? Leave them at home. They make terribly impractical they are a laughing stock, if you walk around it at the campsite and also are. Sneakers are fine and may be sandals or slippers for a day at the beach. You go often, bring some hiking boots.
Prepare to changing weather conditions, although these conditions of the area in which you are presently, are dependent on. Nice weather was you in France earlier sure, but these days it can also there often fierce rain and Thunder. Take clothes that you can wear as layers one above the other and keep you warm and dry. A sweater, a vest or jacket for cooler evenings Pack, sufficient swimwear for Sun-rich countries and rain gear, when you can expect rain at your holiday destination.
All tips about running the same thing: a good preparation. If you take our tips to heart, you can avoid these 9 beginner mistakes in any case. Of course this list it is not fully.
Have you often camped, then want to share hopefully your ‘Campingschnitzer’ with us. You have posited itself learned and new campers learn this way again from you.