Merge your musical tastes.
Create a collaborative playlist for the drive (or even packing!). Mix some tunes in iTunes and save to your phone. A cheap adapter (or newer cars) will play your phone’s audio using the car speakers. This way, your favorite tunes won’t drop out when you’re rounding the mountain on the way to your camping spot.
Pack some Surprises.
You know how to make em’ smile. A few secret stashes of their favorite delectables, fun games, favorite magazines or unique cocktail ingredients always make for a fun surprise at the right time. The best surprises are the most unique—even if it’s a little convenience store trinket when you’re stopping for gas. Getting surprised is fun, but giving them is even better.
Camp in Comfort.
We all love new experiences and surroundings, but we humans love our comfort. A blow-up mattress, prepared meals in baggies, or french-pressed coffee (with Bailey’s!), go a long way when you’re surrounded by nature. When packing, picture yourself at the camp site and ask, “What would really be nice to have?” Whether it’s simply “icing on the cake” or practical, it’s these little things that bring homely comfort to camping.
Live the Life You’ve Pinned.
The simplicity of camping allows for creativity, so gather inspiration from sites like Pinterest for some crafty camping ideas. You’ll find one-skillet recipes, camping checklists, practical tips and more. Start planning early and get your list together based on what you find. With a few simple tips and unique ideas, you’ll be prepared to enjoy your surroundings rather than wishing you had planned better. One tip we love? Chop up one-skillet ingredients at home and place in baggies to use with eggs or stir-fry around the campfire. Simple and delicious.
You know that nostalgic feeling you get from camping? It’s not just from childhood memories. It’s deep-rooted in human nature to experience the outdoors with only food, shelter, and the starry sky to guide our explorations. Immerse yourselves in the towering pines, awe-inspiring views and crisp air. You escaped the city for a reason, so let go of technology and connect with each other and your natural surroundings.