Interest in camping stems from the desire to be outside. Once the idea pops into your mind, just go for it. Truly, it is refreshing to let go of the shackles called a home. No, that’s too harsh a qualification; when the bitter winter cold arrives, or the scorching sun bites, it’s your refuge.
Nevertheless, you need a break now and then. Pick the date, get the camping site arranged, map out the route down there, start shopping for your gears, and head out on the D-Day!
It sounds so easy, all these steps to fiddle with and check off your list in no time. However, if you are not careful, things can always get messy. First, start preparing early. Whether you are new to the whole camping scene or a veteran, there are always new ropes to learn about outdoor adventures. It may be a particular method or equipment for the road to make your upcoming outing better than the previous. These are some tips to help you plan that long camping trip.
Showers and bathrooms are personal spaces, and that’s why the best shower tents are made of opaque materials. This wisdom is of greater service for a potty-bathing tent. You can ease yourself without making a public show. Some shower tents can be zipped at will.
However, the tent should be well ventilated to let odors and smell diffuse out and occupants don’t feel choked.
Where to Go
Camping sites may be private or public, and it matters that the amenities you value are on the ground. Avoid choosing blindly. Consult campsite guides like AAA for reviews and ratings. The experience of others is an ideal yardstick. For instance, if you love to have a proper washroom, look for a suitable one.
Try backpacking. It is an adventure on another level, beyond just cooing on the field and getting cozy in the RV. However, get adequate info on safe trails for hiking.
Reservation is vital. Campsites are always bursting during holidays. In America, days like Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving, and July Fourth have people in the camping mood, so make an early call to secure a space.
This is a getaway, so many do not fancy a campsite in their backyard or a few miles. Go for the national parks and resorts. You won’t regret it!
Make your checklist for this one. While you will want to load stuff to help you get by, ensure not to forget the essentials; what are these things?
A tent for sleep
Food and supplies
A first aid kit
Your cell phone
If your campsite does not have a shower room? There is no excuse to be filthy, so carry a camp shower along. Don’t forget to take games and movies too; you may just need them!
The Actual Camping
After checking in with the camp host or site manager, it is time for setting up. Map out how to manage your space in placing your tent and laying out your supplies.
A lot of etiquettes comes with camping, and they decide what your memories will be. You are coming in close contact with wildlife, so consciously handle your belongings and food. Neighbors are present too, so relate with them cordially; who knows? They may turn out as lifelong friends. Try to arrive early. You don’t want to get the space near the bathroom. There is a lot of traffic and light around there; late coming will leave you with no better option.
Maintaining Good Hygiene On The Road
There ought to be no awkwardness when it comes to keeping clean. Everybody needs some level of privacy while doing their business, and shower tents have got you covered. Moreover, there are a couple of questions to ask;
Do you need privacy for more than just washing off?
If you have a budget, does the price sit well with your pocket?
How many people will need to go into the tent at every given time?
What is your expertise level when it comes to the art of putting out tents? ( You surely want a tent that will not stress you out).
Going over these questions translates to gunning for these parameters when picking your shower tent.
You must find the setup process easy, especially if you will be changing campsites. You just need a space to ease yourself. Having to wrestle with a tent after an arduous day hiking in the mountains is not what you want. The best types in the market spring up in with little toggling. Mapping and pegging are now things of the past. The setup takes but a few minutes.
Keynote for a double-duty tent. Look out for floors that treat the under of your feet nicely when it is shower time, whereas they can also make way for you to take a dump.
Choose the kinds that have zips in the floor so that you can do intimate business with the cover of your shower tent. It will save you the stress of finding coordinates in the woods like a sniper!
A Size for All
Consider the sizes of people who will use the shower tent. The space within should allow free movement without occupants clashing with the “walls.” Remember, the sole aim of the shower tent is convenience.
Multiple Shower Spaces
If a large number of people are tagging along, say eight, a single unit will make freshening up the order of the day! With multiple spaces, everybody can get cleaned up in record time.
Hooks to Hold Your Clothes and Towels
You need the hooks to hold on to your clothes while you do your thing; all can’t be bare at the same time. Removable hooks are perfect so that they do not mess with the tent in transit.
The weather could be chilly in the early hours of the morning and at night. A solar shower system is what you need. Now, all that cold does not bother; you’ve got hot water.
A whole lot of people have made great relationships and had the best times of their lives while camping. A trial might just make you one of them. And perhaps, your camping experience has been sub-par so far; who says it cannot get better? Go out with a well-thought plan backed with convenience and other things will follow.
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