Mistakes and setbacks are all part of the adventure. There’s always a chance that you’ll make mistakes while camping no matter how well prepared you are. So, whether you are planning your first camping trip or you’ve been camping for several years, there are a number of mistakes that you should always do your best to avoid. And, the best way to avoid mistakes is to learn about them beforehand. By being aware of mistakes you’re probably going to make, you can avoid your long-awaited trip from turning into a disappointing and money wasting experience.
That is why, today we’ve put together a list of the top 10 camping mistakes, so your trip can go off without a hitch. Check them out below!
MISTAKE #1: OVERPACKING
One of the biggest mistakes that campers often make is “overpacking” for their trip. There’s no need to pack for every situation. Camping should mean getting back to the simple life. Pack less by including lighter, multifunctional gears. Plan properly and take note of the things that you will actually need. It’s important to stay organized.
So, make sure to review everything once you’re done packing and try to reduce the load a little bit more if possible. Keep in mind that most items used for camping are minimal, and that extra stuff you decide to bring will just become another piece of luggage to drag along.
MISTAKE #2: NOT TESTING OUT YOUR EQUIPMENT
Failing to test out new equipment is another common mistake that campers make. You should always avoid packing new camp gears & equipment that are unopened and untested. Test out all your camp equipment at least a week before you’re scheduled to head out.