I went for a camp out last week and I didn’t enjoy myself as much as I would have. I mean I was bored, tired and I didn’t have great fun. It wasn’t because it was a religious affair. It was basically because I didn’t prepare adequately well. It was just a case of hasty decisions and costly assumptions. Camp outs are really popular here in Nigeria. These camp outs mostly happen during summer holidays. Kids and teenagers are most times inspired to participate in camp outs. You know those kids that want to get out of their parents watch before they are eighteen. Remember, this isn’t Gulder Ultimate Search. It’s also not NYSC Orientation camp exercise. Anyway, camp outs will make much sense if you follow the following tips;
Remember when I said I didn’t enjoy my camp out because I didn’t prepare to well. Well, the first thing you need to do is to plan ahead. Know the venue for the camp out. Find out the mode of transportation suitable for the journey. Use google maps optimally. Create a budget for the trip. Search for tour guides. You use sticky notes to rosschec
Go with Friends
There’s really no trip that will be fun without having friends around. You should go with friends especially the ones that are in your age group. With them, having fun is just an understatement.
You’ll definitely get dirty when you go for camping. You should go along with soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste and toilet paper to stay as clean as possible. You can do with hand sanitizers and garbage bags to keep the place tidy.
Take Food and Drinks
Take as much food as possible. Snacks and non-oily food will be great. Except you want to cook during the camping. Drinks are also necessary. Don’t bother going along with ice packs. They’ll melt in no time. Water is also essential.
Grab Camp out gadgets
You’ll need to get a flashlight or headlamp. You’ll also need to get extra batteries. A power bank might also be needed and most likely a phone charger. It will make your camp out safer and easier
Use Mosquito repellents
Of course you know we have issues with mosquitoes. It will be better for you to go along with mosquito repellents or better still use insecticides. You could do with wearing long socks too.
Make use of a collapsible Tent
You’ll definitely need shelter too. You can make do with a collapsible tent. They come in different colours, sizes and prices. Tents that can absorb heat will be very good.