It’s tough to eat and sleep outdoors, but you don’t need to compromise comfort. There are some things you can attempt to make your campsite feel more like your real home, especially if you’re staying for a few days or even a couple of weeks.
Here are 5 easy ways to make your campsite more comfortable:
Choose the right place to pitch your tent
When setting up camp, where you decide to pitch your tent greatly impacts your comfort. Choose a dry, flat surface that is at least 200 feet away from any body of water. This can allow you to avoid mosquitoes and other creatures that wander around to drink water. Set up camp under a tree – the leaves will help block wind or sudden rain and even the smoke and the sound of nearby campers.
Add your personal touch
It is going to be your house for a while, so don’t hesitate to make it your own and add a small amount of personal touch. If you do pitch your tent near or under a tree, put up some battery-operated string lights in the branches. You can also decide to bring a lightweight rug or floor mat from home to add extra comfort when you are barefoot inside the tent.
Don’t stick to just a sleeping bag
An inflatable camping mattress is way more comfortable to most people compared to sleeping bags, especially to new campers. Bring your favourite thick blanket, a wonderful fluffy pillow and some additional sheets to allow you to sleep soundly in the outside so much simpler.
Find relaxing actions
The possibilities are endless when you’re in the great outdoors – you can go hiking, fishing, exploring and many more. All of these are fun but tiring. When you’re in a camping trip, you don’t have to perform these tasks all at once. It is important that you find time to relax and enjoy nature in another way. Take time to enjoy a hot drink and read a great book, or just sing and tell stories around the campfire with other campers.
When you feel safe and comfortable in an entirely different environment like the outdoors, that is when you start to have fun! Being out in nature does not mean you can’t be comfy so try these easy ways to create your campsite more comfortable!