Tips on Car Camping Expeditions.
To many interested individuals, traveling and camping in nature reserves seen as an expensive venture and for this reason they shy away from such expeditions. Contrary to what many people think in terms of a powerful vehicle and expensive accommodation, what you will need for the trip is your normal car and a few equipment. Take the following factors into consideration if you have decided to go on a car camping expedition.
First, plan for the car camping expedition. Deciding on the destination you are to visit for the trip is a crucial aspect as all the other aspects of the trip are dependent on it. Depending on the amount of time you are going to be on the trip you can include multiple natural sites. If you have decided to visit multiple sites, make sure that your plan is orderly for the best experience. Remote nature reserves dont have cellphone towers hence cellphone signal is low, for this reason, ensure that you carry a GPS locator and a map
The second important aspect you need to take into consideration is the climate of the destination you will visit or the prevailing weather conditions. The equipment, tent and dressing attire you will pack for the trip is determined by the prevailing weather. Ensure that you check for the expected weather conditions as per the weather forecast and the daily high and low night temperatures you should expect.
Thirdly, take into consideration all the essentials you will need for the car camping tour. The conditions in your car may not be as favourable for sleeping like in a tent or motel and for this case it is advisable that you carry enough warm sleeping and padding materials. If you are planning to use a tent, ensure that you purchase the right tent specified for the climatic conditions you will be exposed to.
Fourthly, prepare a day pack for the period you are going to spend hiking in the site you visit. Drinking water, a compass, a map, energy snacks, and sunscreen are the basics you will need to pack in your day pack. With a light day pack, you are comfortable hiking around with little weight on your shoulders and your back.
For meals, pack less perishable foodstuffs if you will be out camping for a long time. It is highly recommended that you get a bare proof safe from the tourist destinations management if the site you are visiting has a bares.
Making sure that you have enough fuel throughout the trip is the last thing you need to do. Before the tour, service your vehicle and ensure that you fill it with fuel before proceeding into the wild. After your camping expedition, leave the site clean with no trace of your presence.