The weather outside may have cooled some, but don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm for going camping.
Recently, we penned an article about the reasons why you should go camping in the fall. There are many you know. For example, fall is out of season, so many campgrounds will be rather dead and you won’t have to deal with crowds. Another reason fall camping is so great is that it is still warm during the day and cool in the evening, making a roaring fire that much more welcoming.
If you are reading this, it’s probably because you have an interest in camping in the fall, good for you. Go rent an RV at Campers4Rent and get out of Dallas for the weekend! But before you go, check out these tips on fall camping, it might make things easier for you.
Convince Your Family
You might have a hard time convincing your family or friends to go on a camping trip in the fall. So you will need some gentle persuasion.
All you really need to do is tell them all about the reasons why camping is so awesome in the fall. Have them picture a lovely wilderness hike in the woods when the trees are changing from green to vivid yellows, gold and reds. The temperature on your hike is ideal, not too hot and not too cold.
After a great day of hiking and enjoying the nice weather, coolness sets in as evening approaches. You start a blazing fire, cook a wonderful dinner and make coffee or hot chocolate. The conversation is good and the fire lends a cozy warmth on a chilly evening.
Locate a great Destination
One advantage in camping in the fall is that you can see the trees changing. Make sure your camping destination has beautiful foliage you can enjoy.
Make a List
To ensure you don’t leave something important at home, make a checklist of the items you will be taking with you. As each item is loaded into the camper, mark it off your list.
Pack Cold Weather Gear
Always pack for temperatures lower than what you expect. Make sure you have a warm sleeping bag, boots, gloves, a hat and other winter gear. You should have clothes that can be layered to keep you warm throughout the day. And even though you wear shorts on all of your camping trips, bring along a pair of long pants just in case. It is better to be well-prepared when camping in the fall.
Test Your Equipment
Any equipment that you bring should be thoroughly tested before it is packed in the camper. If you are bringing a coffee maker, brew a few cups before your trip to ensure it works. Check items like flashlights and GPS units to make sure batteries are good and items are properly functioning.
Since it is fall, you might think it is alright to leave the bug spray at home, But you would be wrong. It may be fall and a bit cooler, but there could be lingering bugs waiting for your arrival.
The same holds true concerning sunscreen. Just because it has cooled down and the days are shorter, you can still get sunburned, so have sunscreen on hand.
Plenty of Firewood
Dry firewood can become rather scarce in the fall, so you might want to consider packing your own. If not, set aside some extra time to hunt for firewood around the campsite.
Prepare for Rain
It’s fall and that time of year when a rainstorm can happen at any given time. You should prepare for the worst kind of downpour by having waterproof clothing and other rain cover. Don’t forget to bring watertight storage containers.
Bring Warm Foods
While a cold ham sandwich is a fine lunch meal, it doesn’t leave you with a warm feeling in your body. It’s fall and the weather is going to be cooler so bring foods that will warm up your belly like soups and hot beverages. Nothing will get your blood pumping faster in the morning than some hot oatmeal when you wake up.
We hope you and the family enjoy your fall camping trip. Check out our line of camping trailers you can rent.