The Big Dos and Don’ts of Camping

Do:

Checkout reviews for camping gear:

Checking out reviews for camping gear is essential for getting the best gear at the best price. Reviews, for the most part, inform you on how good or bad a product is. It’s important that you check the product on multiple sites as some reviews could be biased towards a certain product. A good site to check out is http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/

Leave a note of where you’re camping:

When going to camp in the wild it is important you let people know where you’re going. Why, you might ask? If you have an accident and you don’t inform people where you’re going they’ll have a hard time locating you. Make sure you let people know which route you’re planning to take, what time you’re leaving, what time you’re planning to return etc. By having a little document set up with vital information it makes it easier for people to locate you if something goes wrong.

Check the camping sites pet policy:

It’s important to check the campsites policy in regards to pets. It’s no good showing up to a campsite with your labradoodle only to find out that you aren’t allowed dogs at the site. I know for a fact most campsites near Scunthorpe allow dogs so if you’re in the area be sure the check them out. Here at Epworth, we allow pets even in our cottages.

 

Follow fire procedure:

Some campsites in the UK allow you to make a fire so you can roast up some marshmallows or cook up some meat. Make sure you check the sites fire procedure as you could be endangering yourself and others by creating a fire on the campsite without permission. If campsites allow you to create a fire make sure you properly extinguish it so that it doesn’t burn anything whilst you sleep.
It’s also important that if you camp in the wilderness that you properly stoke a fire throughout the evening to ward off any potential animals such as badgers and foxes. Make sure when you leave to properly extinguish your fire so that you don’t set fire to the surrounding area.

Fire

Arrive early:

There’s nothing worse than arriving late to a campsite. Arriving late limits your ability to explore the campsite and surrounding without disturbing local residents (it also annoys your local campers). Arriving early allows you to make the most of the day and getting a baring for your surroundings.

Treat people with respect:

Respecting your fellow campers is essential to having the best camping experience. Nobody likes the loudmouths who stay up until 12 am shouting and playing music, don’t be a loudmouth. You need to be considerate and think about who’s on site. If it’s a family-friendly campsite you don’t want to be shouting explicit language.

Treat the site with respect:

Equally, you should treat the site with respect as well. The owners put great care and effort into making their site as clean and friendly as possible so make sure it stays that way!

Don’t:

Make too much noise:

This one ties into treating people with respect, don’t make too much noise. Like stated, nobody likes a loud mouth. It ruins everyone’s time, the site’s reputation and your reputation.

Leave food unattended/unguarded:

This one mainly applies to camping out in the wild but it can also be important on campsites. Leaving food unattended can lead to unwanted animals and their unwanted attention. Keep it bagged and up in trees. Obviously it won’t really be an issue if you’re camping near Doncaster, it’s already full of rats and foxes.

Fox

Limit your food variety:

Limiting your food variety is basically camping suicide. Don’t get caught out with boring food, taking food that can be used to create different meals is essential.

Forget camping essentials:

Don’t be the person to leave the camping essentials, you won’t hearthe end of it. Leaving stuff at home is a disaster waiting to happen so make sure you have a checklist on hand. If you haven’t checked it off you’ve probably left it.

Camping essentials

 

Be messy and litter:

Whether out in the middle of nature or in the middle of a campsite being clean and tidy. Don’t be a messy bugger and litter, it’s not acceptable (I’ll also report you to the council, it’s a £75 fine)!

Litter

 

That’s all for this blog, I hope you enjoyed it! Stay posted for more content in the future.

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