When camping, you will be without temperature regulators, and the comfort of a kitchen. So plan your trip properly and ahead of time. For tips and suggestions about having a great camping trip, keep reading.

Leave no trace of your outing at your campsite, for environmental reasons and as a courtesy to park officials who clean up and the next camping crew. Make sure all trash is picked up, you refill holes you may have dug and of course, that your campfire is completely out!

Don’t be afraid to over-pack for your children. Going camping can get really dirty. Almost every child will want to play in the dirt or mud, constantly. Expect them to be all shades of dirty as the day moves on. Take extra clothing with you for your children. Prepare thoroughly!

When you bring your dog on a camping trip, make certain he has adequate tick protection. Bugs thrive in forests, and many flea treatments do not extend protection to include ticks, so ask your vet before departing if your dog has everything he needs and what you should do for proper tick prevention and removal.

The lint from your dryer’s lint filter will help you start a campfire. Start collecting lint from the filter in your tumble dryer several weeks before your camping adventure. Place a bag near your tumble dryer and just stuff lint from the dryer’s filter into the bag every time it is full. That technique lets you simply grab the kindling you’ll use right before you go on your trip.

Collect more wood than you think you are going ot need. Unless you go camping every day, you probably don’t have an accurate idea of what “enough wood” actually looks like. You can always leave the extra wood in a pile as a gift for anyone that uses the campsite after you.

When preparing for a camping trip, people often fail to bring enough clothes. Remember that there will be no washing facilities, and you also need to think about how the weather can call for certain specific attire as well at times. You always want to be prepared, so pack accordingly.

A handy tool that will make your life easier when camping, is duct tape. Duct tape is very useful camping, the same as it is at home. Tape can be used to seal holes in your sleeping mattress. You can also use it to patch up a tent, tarp or sleeping bag. Putting some on your feet before hiking can prevent blisters. It can also be used in lieu of bandages.

If you’re having trouble keeping warm at night, wear a hat. It can get cold out in nature. As cold as it gets, however, it can be quite stifling to keep your head tucked inside your sleeping bag at all times. Pack a warm woolen hat to wear while you sleep.

Camping allows you to free yourself from modern life and its stresses. Some people see the appeal in this, others may find it too difficult to live on the bare minimum. Planning out your trip can make it a lot more enjoyable. You read a few of them in this article, so use them!