๐Ÿ•๏ธ Planning a camping trip
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๐Ÿ•๏ธ Planning a camping trip

Everything you need to remember when planning a camping trip, from reserving campsite ahead of time to making sure your flashlight works.

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  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Choose your dates & destination

    Decide how long you'll be camping for and where you'd like to go. That will determine the quantity and type of supplies you'll need. Use this search tool from recreation.gov to help plan: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_itineraryplan

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    • 6 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Choose your accommodations & mode of travel

    Are you planning to set up your own tent or would you rather rent an RV? If you want to experience #vanlife, you can rent a camper from Outdoorsy that offers camper van rentals across the US for a nightly rate: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_RVrental

    • 60m
    • 6 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Make reservations

    Many campsites require reservations as well as a few national parks if you want to park your vehicle. Book ahead so there aren't any last minute detours on the National Park Service's website: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_campgroundrez

    • 60m
    • 6 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Make your supplies list & order any missing items

    Once you've decided on your destination and have reservations secured, make sure you know what sort of amentities the site offers and if they offer restrooms and easy access to food. That will determine what you need to bring with you. Arrive Outdoors rents camping bundles and they will ship it right to your door: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_supplyrentals

    • 60m
    • 3 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Prepare for worst case scenarios

    Make sure to bring supplies for inclement weather, a way to contact the outside world (like a GPS tracker if you're backpacking), as well as a first aid kit. Also consider extra fuel or tires if you're going to be really off the grid. This checklist from Advnture separates the essentials from the nice-to-haves: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_packingchecklist

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Plan your meals

    If you plan to bring your food with you, what you can bring depends on how much you'll be moving around and if you're cooking with a camping stove or have use of a camper van's appliances. Make sure you don't overbuy by planning out each meal, plus adding some snacks. Lastly, make sure you have a reliable water source. For meal inspo and a handy shopping checklist, reference This Big Adventure's food list: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_foodprep

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Test your gear & get a tune up

    Especially if you're renting, you'll want to make sure you understand how to pitch your tent before you're in need of shelter. Also make sure that your flashlights have full batteries. It's probably not a bad idea to get a vehicle tune up if you're going to be on the road for a long period of time. If you are taking an RV, reference this pre-trip checklist to make sure everything is in working order: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_vehiclecheck

    • 60m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Shop for groceries and last minute items

    If you're too busy with last minute packing or testing, order through instacart and have the groceries delivered: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningacampingtrip_instacart

    • 60m
    • 0 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Tell friends or family where you're going

    Make sure someone who isn't coming on the trip knows where you're going and for how long, just in case!

    • 15m
    • 0 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Clean and/or return supplies

    One of the benefits to renting gear is that you don't need to clean it, but make sure you properly clean any gear you own and repack it for your next adventure!

    • 30m
    • 1 week after
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