With Memorial Day just a few short weeks away, you’re likely planning the maiden camping trip of the season. Now, if you’re new to RVing chances are you’re probably not prepared for the crowds and traffic that comes with Memorial Day camping. Don’t let that scare you away, though! Campers are some of the nicest people you’ll meet and hitting the campground is the perfect way to connect with other more experienced campers. These tips for navigating Memorial Day camping are sure to help you make the most of your day.
Hit the road with a positive, patient attitude. This will help you more easily deal with traffic jams and long lines at gas stations. Remember you’re making memories and any annoyance or negativity will just hamper down the overall feeling of the trip.
Whether you’re taking a long or short trip, you’ll want to bring plenty of snacks to enjoy in the car. This is particularly pertinent if you’re bringing children. Put together little snack packs that allow the kids to choose from delicious and nutritious options like nuts, cheese and crackers.
Bring along any necessities you think you can get where you’re camping. While the rest of the year most items like toilet paper and paper towels will be in stock wherever you go, this busy weekend means that if everyone plans on buying these items when they get to the site, stores will quickly run low on stock.
The benchmark of a successful camping trip can be directly correlated to how awesome your campfire is. OK, not really, but to ensure you get the most powerful fire going be sure to bring your own dry firewood. Just ensure your firewood is from a reputable, disease free source to ensure you aren’t spreading pests from one site to another.
Remember everyone is camping for the same reason. Extend extra courtesy to your neighbors. Be quiet after 10pm, ensure your dog isn’t barking and keeping people awake, and please, please, please pick up your garbage!!
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