This goes for rubbish too as food in the garbage bin will also attract critters. And please don’t make the rookie mistake of leaving out some food overnight after everyone has their tummy filled up. If you don’t want to attract any unwanted visitors to your campsite make sure to wrap up any leftover food and store in a sealed area. And remember to clean up every crumb after each meal.
MISTAKE #5: ARRIVING LATE
Arriving late on the campsite is a common mistake made by most campers, especially if it’s their first-ever camping trip. You will be frustrated by how difficult it is to set up camp in the dark. And it’s worse if you’re staying on an unfamiliar site.
You can end up selecting a terrible spot next to the toilets and may have to change your spot the very next morning. Arriving early will not only help you in setting up your equipment in a good place but it will also give you a chance of familiarizing yourselves with the site. This will make it easier to navigate your way around the campsite at night.
MISTAKE #6: TAKING INSUFFICIENT LIGHTING
The nights can get pretty dark under the stars unless you’ve some sort of lighting equipment to keep your campsite illuminated. Just a small torch won’t suffice. At a minimum, camping lanterns are a great way to light up your whole tent. We recommend bringing battery-powered or solar lanterns whenever possible. Head torches are also ideal as they keep your hands free. Again, check if everything works before leaving and pack extra batteries.