You will find all kinds of campers here at Yonderhill. From RVers to tenters and from long-time campers to those who are brand new to the adventure. We often see our long-timers sharing tips with the new people so we thought we’d share some of those tips here.
The goal of most campers is to be able to relax, have some fun, and catch up with friends and family. So, the easier we can make your packing go, the better your trip will be.
Some of the very basic tools you’ll want to have on hand are matches, a flashlight, a pocket knife, and probably a hatchet. Even if you’re staying in a cabin you will find a need for basic camping tools. If you have these items packed and on hand you will be able to master pretty much any issue that might come up.
A first-aid kit is highly recommended. Stock it with things you’ll need for your family and your pets. Be sure you have a full supply of any prescriptions you’ll need while away from home and bring your pets shot records as well. Make sure you have bandages, calamine lotion, antihistamines, pain relievers, tweezers, and cold medicine. We don’t want you to get sick on vacation but sometimes it happens.
If you’re coming from another state, be sure your medical insurance will cover you in case of a need for medical services. A quick call to your provider will answer those questions for you and let you know what to do in case you are not covered.
Duct tape. It sounds corny, but you will find yourself using duct tape on a lot of things. You can patch up your inflatables or repair holes in equipment. We see it put to use on a daily basis and frequently get a good laugh out of how many ways it can be used.
Make sure your bedding is soft and comfortable. There is something about a good night’s sleep that makes the whole vacation a success. You may be tenting and sleeping on the floor but you can soften the impact by bringing a soft pad for underneath or choosing a good quality sleeping bag to provide some cushion. Pillows matter, too. Bring your favorites from home and you’ll sleep like a baby rather than fight with a too hard or too soft pillow you are not used to.
Drink a lot of water and eat your fruits and veggies. All those burgers, chips, and cheese can wreak havoc on your system. You’ll have more energy and feel better if you stay hydrated and eat at least some parts of every meal in a healthy way.
We hope your first camping experiences are memorable and provide the seed of your wanting to do it again. Give us a call if we can help in any way. We look forward to meeting you.