Most people would prefer to go camping during fall or spring. But for kids, summer season is the time for camping since kids are out of school and you get the chance to take some days off work. For kids, summer is the perfect season since the weather is pleasant and it is very sunny. Here are some useful tips that you can use:
Find the perfect spot where you can set up a camp.
Find a place under the trees, so you get to have a cover and a shady area to avoid too much sun exposure. If ever you find it difficult to find a shaded area, make sure that you bring along a canopy tent to hang out under.
Wear the proper attire and bring extra clothes.
Since it is really hot during summer, you need to have the right clothing. Go for light-colored clothes that are suitable for summer season. Bring caps and hats to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.
Bring a fan that is battery powered.
One of the downsides of camping during summer is that the weather is really hot and humid. It is something that you cannot avoid even if you set a camp in a shady area. Make sure that you bring a fan. At night, you can enjoy the natural and cooler breeze if you remove the rain fly of your tent.
Always have ample water with you.
During summer season, there is a tendency for people to get dehydrated especially when you are sweating a lot and doing certain activities. Take along with you enough water, ice and other kinds of beverages. You can just keep them in your cooler.
Prepare the food/meals that you need.
Go for foods that would not easily get spoiled like grilled chicken, sandwiches and vegetables.
Plan the details of your camping activity.
Before the actual camping date, it helps that you have already planned the details. In the morning go for a hiking or biking activity when it is still not that hot. In afternoon, you can have swimming/water activities.
Wear sunscreen all the time to protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun.
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Camping during summer season is definitely fun although you may have to experience some challenges. But with the help of these tips, you can still have a great time outdoors despite the heat of the sun.