It’s tough to eat and sleep outdoors, but you don’t have to compromise comfort. There are a few things you can try to make your campsite feel more like your real home, especially if you’re staying for a few days or even a few weeks.
Here are 5 easy ways to make your campsite more comfortable:
Choose the right spot to pitch your tent
When setting up camp, where you choose to pitch your tent greatly impacts your comfort. Choose a dry, flat surface that’s at least 200 feet away from any body of water. This will help you avoid mosquitoes and other animals that wander around to drink water. Set up camp under a tree – the leaves will help block wind or unexpected rainfall and even the smoke and the noise of nearby campers.
Add your personal touch
It’s going to be your home for a while, so don’t hesitate to make it your own and add a little bit of personal touch. If you do pitch your tent near or under a tree, put up some battery-operated string lights in the branches. Not only will it look real nice, but will also add some much-needed lighting in your site. You can also opt to bring a lightweight rug or floor mat from home to add extra comfort when you’re barefoot inside the tent.
Don’t stick to just a sleeping bag
An inflatable camping bed is way more comfortable to most people compared to sleeping bags, especially to new campers. Bring your favourite thick blanket, a nice fluffy pillow and some extra sheets to make you sleep soundly in the outdoors so much easier.
Find relaxing activities
The possibilities are endless when you’re in the great outdoors – you can go hiking, fishing, exploring and many more. These are all fun but tiring. When you’re in a camping trip, you don’t have to do these activities all at once. It’s important that you find time to relax and enjoy nature in a different way. Find time to enjoy a warm drink and read a good book, or just sing and tell stories around the campfire with other campers.
When you feel safe and comfortable in a totally different environment like the outdoors, that’s when you start to have fun! Being out in nature doesn’t mean you can’t be cozy so try these easy ways to make your campsite more comfortable!
Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.