Fall is the perfect time to experience sleeping out underneath the stars. The nights are cooler and less humid, and fall colors create a beautiful backdrop for your camping experience during the day. If your family is new to camping, here are a few tips for camping in the fall to get you started.
- Stay close to home that first time. If you are not really sure your kids will enjoy camping, borrow a tent and camp in the backyard. Next, try a campground an hour or two from home so you will be able to set up camp without having to rush or being already tired from a long drive. Consider leaving primitive camping for when your kids have more experience, and select a campground with water and electricity at each campsite.
- Select camping equipment carefully. Make sure the equipment and clothing you buy is suited for the weather conditions where you plan to camp. In some places, fall night time temperatures can be quite cold. Be prepared for rain even if the weather forecast indicates that rain is not expected.
- Plan your meals and do some of the prep work before you leave home. You can chop veggies ahead of time and measure out dry ingredients like flour. Look online for camping recipes and checklists of items to include in your camping kitchen. In bear country, never store food in your car or tent.
- Leave the campsite the same as or better than you found it.
With these tips for camping in the fall, you can expect a memorable bonding experience for you and your family.
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