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Over the past year and a half, we've had to adapt our daily lives and how we do things - hello remote working and learning!! Regarding tourism, while many were afraid to fly or use hotels, RV sales and rentals shot through the roof! Things are starting to head back to normal, but if camping hadn't been on your radar before, it probably is now!
I know I've been itching to give camping a try, but I'm so nervous if we'll actually like it! Not really sure "roughing it" is really for me, and there seems to be quite a long list of things to buy for your first camping trip, especially if you want to go more for "glamping" which I think I do LOL!
Keep reading for our "Check List for First Time Family Camping" and be sure to comment if you're an experienced camper with any tips! Lucky for us, online shopping is easier than ever - you can find most of these quickly on Amazon!
Obviously sky's the limit with camping activities - anything meant to do outdoors, especially with no gear or small portable travel-sized options work great! But you can think out of the box too. Look at some of these fun ideas!
BOOKING YOUR TRIP:
Once you have all the gear, you're ready to go!! Obviously we haven't been camping yet but I've heard families RAVING about KOA campgrounds & Campsites. With pools, bounce pads, and tons of kid-friendly amenities, they make a really fun camping experience for families! Bring your tent or RV or book one of their cabins.
Not ready to load up on all the camping gear? Give glamping a go at a campsite already set up with the necessities! You can find great unique options here such as tents, teepees, tiny houses, RVs, barns, and more:
5/27/2021 02:41:31 pm
I'm not sure if we're a camping family. But glamping? Yes. We'd try that out.
5/28/2021 12:11:22 pm
I have been goign camping for such a long time and Im a distance hiker but this is amazing! great check list
5/28/2021 01:50:02 pm
We love camping this is a great list to remember!!
6/13/2021 01:43:08 pm
I've been wanting to give camping a try! It would be fun to go with my son and grandchildren. Thanks for sharing this list.
6/14/2021 11:22:44 am
That's a perfect checklist. Very important to be prepared when camping.
5/29/2022 09:47:26 am
Backyard camping can help you test out your gear to see what might be missing. Plus, it’s a great way for kids to get a sense of what “real” camping will be like. If you can, make time for it before the ‘real’ thing.
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