Avoiding Fall Camping Fails

September 25, 2018

A camping trip is an amazing way to experience fall. What better way to appreciate the changing trees and rich skies than to sleep in the middle of it all? Fall is a great time to go camping as the temperatures are still mild, and it’s not so hot that you can’t enjoy those early morning hikes.
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Camping is the perfect way to spend the weekend, but it can come with some problems. Make sure your trip is a successful one with these tips on avoiding fall camping fails.

Check the Weather
While the right camping equipment can make it easy to camp in all kinds of weather, you’ll probably enjoy your trip a lot more if you don’t spend it battling heavy wind and rain. Storms and hurricanes are still a possibility in some places at this time of year, so always check the weather before you set off. It’s always a good idea to take waterproof clothing and sensible footwear, as you never know when the weather might turn.

Pack the Right Stuff
Camping in fall can be a very different experience to camping in summer, so it’s important that you take all of the right essentials with you. Take a look at some tips for staying warm when camping and make sure that you take plenty of warm layers with you. A mini stove can be a vital item for making some warming cocoa as well as make sure your belly is filled with some warm food. Write a checklist to make sure that you pack everything you need.

Check over Your Equipment
There’s nothing worse than pitching up to find that your tent is missing some pegs or there’s a problem with your awning. Check everything over ahead of your trip, and pick up anything that’s missing or needs repairing. It helps to take some Fiamma awning spare parts with you in case something happens during your trip. Now that summer is over, you can get some great deals on camping equipment in those end of season sales.

Avoid Insect Bites
Insects can cause misery all year round, but you might notice them around a bit more during the fall. Take precautions by using insect repellent and taking some first aid supplies with you in case one of you does get bitten or stung. Take a look at some tips to help you avoid insect bites and don’t approach any insects such as spiders that you’re unsure of. Keep an eye out for other animals such as snakes that might not take kindly to visitors before you pitch up.

Fall really is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors, offering some incredible views that will make your trip one to remember. If you’re looking for some fall travel inspiration, why not visit Alaska? An Alaskan road trip is a journey like no other, and you’ll get to experience some incredible natural beauty. Wherever you decide to venture this fall, make sure you stay safe.

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