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How To Be Organized When You Go Camping

Camping is a fantastic way to connect with nature, relax, and, importantly, make some wonderful memories that you and your loved ones and friends can enjoy for many years to come. Of course, this makes camping seem easy and simple, and it should be, but that’s only going to happen if you are as organized as possible - in that way, you’ll have less to worry about and more to enjoy. With that in mind, here are some of the things you’ll need to do to be organized when you go camping so you can make the most of your time away.

Pack Smartly

One of the best things you can do if you want to be organized when you’re going camping is to pack smartly. If you can do this, you’ll know you’re ready to go and that you’ve got everything you need to make your trip a successful one.

Start by making a checklist on a camping supplies planner of all the essential items you’ll need for your trip, including camping gear, clothing, and food. Depending on the app you’re using, you might need to break the list down into categories to make it easier to use and ensure you don’t miss anything when you’re going through it, but really this is going to be a personal choice - the important part is making the list in the first place. When you pack, tick things off as you go, and you won’t forget anything important.

Meal Planning 

There are few things that are worse than running out of food when you’re camping, especially if you’re miles away from the nearest store. If that happened, you’d have to cut your trip short, or you might try to forage for food, but that idea won’t work unless you actually know what you’re meant to be looking for.

So the best thing to do is plan all your meals out in advance, right down to the snacks you’ll have in between your main meals. That way, you’ll know precisely how much food to take (and some spares, just in case), and you’ll be able to plan your entire trip around your meals. That might sound excessive, but when you’re camping, good food is crucial to give you the energy you need for hiking and even just staying warm.

Speaking of food, make sure you take things that are easy to pack and cook - you’ll appreciate it when the time comes, and it means you’ll have to carry less equipment with you too.

First Aid Preparation

No one wants to assume they’ll get hurt when they go camping, but it’s far better to be prepared for the worst, just in case, than to hope all will be well and get hurt with nothing to help you fix the problem.

Safety has to be a top priority when you’re camping, and one aspect of being organized is packing a good first aid kit. Make sure you know what’s in it and how to use everything, and check the dates, especially if you’ve had it a while - you might need to replace some things before you head off on your next trip.

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