We got back from our camping trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park last month and I was reminded that practice makes perfect. My husband and I have been camping together for eight years and at this point have a routine for when we get to the camp ground, pack up at the end of the trip and unpack when we get home. It has taken a lot of practice and it wasn't a spoken agreement; we just kind of do what what we are good at and stay out of each other's way. Camping has gotten exponentially easier since we have gotten into our rhythm.
But it took us a while to get to this point and, if you are single, you don't always go with the same people. So in the mean time here are few ways you can simplify your camping trips.
Keep it short and close to home. Don't feel like you have to make every trip a mega adventure. Microadventures can be just as fun and a lot less stressful. I love what 100 Peaks has to say about microadventures. The important thing is to get out there!
|Our favorite campground close to home. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area.|
Keep camping gear organized. We clean and organize our gear at the campsite or before we put it away when we get home. I replenish any supplies that are low before putting the gear away. Then when it is time for our next trip we just have to load everything into the car.
Bring less equipment. Seems impossible but there are plenty of space saving options. Check out my post Space Saving Tips for Family Car Camping for my favorite ideas and some of my favorite gear at the bottom of this post.
Your turn. How do you help your camping trips remain manageable?
Some of our favorite space saving equipment. (aff link, Thank you for clicking through to purchase these products, a very, very small portion of the sales help support this blog)