. When you are strapped for cash but need a place to crash, you just might consider a local campground. Car camping is not turning your vehicle into a rolling motel, but rather packing up your camping gear and heading out to the campsite of your choice. Once you have arrived at your destination unpack the equipment, set up camp and enjoy!
1. Benefits Of Car Camping
-- Your car is nearby if you need to pick up ice, food, etc.
-- You have a safe space to store food so bears can't get it.
-- If your tent collapses you can still sleep in the car for shelter.
The best thing about car camping is that you won't need to bring a lot so there isn't much to pack. Often it is tempting to bring along many items that defeat the purpose of camping. It is highly suggested that packed items include the basics of life such as food, clothing and camping gear, and that's it.
3. Plan A Menu.
Pack only the quantity of the food products needed to prepare the menu item for everyone in your group. Include extra food for unexpected snacks between meals.
4. Car Check-up.
Your car is an integral part of car camping. It is prudent to make sure that your vehicle is in good operating condition. Check the tire pressure, water, engine hoses and make sure that the spare tire is in good working order.
5. Arriving at the Campground.
The earlier the better is a good rule of thumb in getting the best choice of campsites at the campgrounds. A practical hint in setting up your tent would be to practice before you leave home on your car camping trip.
6. Few Practical Tips.
It can be tempting to use your car light to illuminate the area at night-- don't do this it will wear your battery right out. Your car camping experience will be even more enjoyable when you follow a few practical tips.