Try setting up your tent, test out that new camp stove and figure out how all your equipment works. This way you can check if something is broken or needs repairing. It’s way better to struggle setting up all your new gear and equipment in your backyard rather than on the campsite itself.
MISTAKE #3: COOKING ELABORATE MEALS
It’s important to sit down and plan out your daily meals prior to the start date of your camping trip. Whatever you do, don’t come up with meals that are too complicated. Plan a menu around non-perishables that will give you enough calories to keep your energy up.
And don’t make the mistake of cooking elaborate meals that take hours to prepare and cook. Meals need to be simple as 24/7 refrigeration is unavailable in most campsites. So, always go for food items such as instant rice, hot dogs, canned potatoes, and pasta. Remember to bring bags for your rubbish.
MISTAKE #4: LEAVING FOOD UNATTENDED
One of the highlights of going on a camping trip is enjoying the food you bring. But many campers always seem to make one common mistake of leaving their food unattended. Bugs and wild animals are sure to be attracted if you keep your food out in the open for a long period of time.