Camping is a great way for family members to spend some time together. Once you get to your campsite, how you set things up can make all the difference between an enjoyable trip and a horrible one. So below you will find some ideas on how you can set up your campsite. Remember, depending on where you camp, you may need to set up a few extra things at your camping area. There are some great resources that can be found online to help you with this as well.
Hand washing station
Not all campgrounds will have a easy accessible hand washing stations. This means that you should take the time to set up your own. It’s really not as difficult as you may think. All you need are a few key items: a bucket, a collapsible water jug, hand soap, portable soap dispenser, paper towels, portable paper towel holder. Once you have all of the key items needed fill the water jug with water and place on the table. Under the water jug, place an empty bucket to catch the water. Fill the soap dispenser and place next to the water jug along with the paper towels, and you’re all done. You can rearrange the station as needed, to make it easy for everyone in the family. For step by step instructions, you can click on the link above.
Easy assemble breakfast
I have found that a good breakfast station really helps to make eating in the morning easier. Of course none of the breakfast station items should be left out overnight. However, when packing your cooler, be sure to arrange things so that it’s easy to use. Prepare breakfast foil packs ahead of time and freeze them. When breakfast time arrives just throw the breakfast foil packs into the fire. Next lay out your table cloth and all of the necessary condiments for breakfast. Put things all in order, for example the plates on one side of the table next to the hand washing station. This way people will get the hint to wash their hands before touching the plate. This is very handy if you have children.
Your campsite should be rain ready whenever you are camping. Even if the weather forecast looks good you never know when a pop up rain shower may happen. You can arrange the tarps in a way that will cover not only your tent, but also your table and the path in between each tent. The tarp set up is pretty basic and easy to do. You can adjust it according to your personal preference.
When it comes to camping you can certainly expect to have plenty of bugs all over the place. Especially during the mosquito, season. To keep you and your family comfortable you will want to make sure you set up a bug barrier. There are many ways to do this, starting with your camp fire. A camp fire will help keep bugs away. You can also use special candles, and spray down the area with bug spray before even spreading your tent.