Camping for Beginners: A Complete Guide on How to Camp | PlanetWare - Deepstash
Camping does not mean "roughing it"

Camping in the great outdoors can beat a stay in a hotel. Front-country camping, also known as car camping, means driving to a campground and pulling up to a designated campsite, often not far from...

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Essential camping gear

Bringing the right gear is key to comfortable camping.

The minimum needs are:

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Warmth

These can be expanded to incl...

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How to find a campsite

A developed campground is best for beginner campers as they have dedicated campsites to park a car or RV, potable water and restroom facilities. They also have picnic tables and fire rings.

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How to set up a tent

It's good practice to set up a tent long before nightfall on a cleared, flat area.



The beginner tent consists of tent poles, tent stakes, the tent body and...

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How to stay comfortable while camping

Comfort is critical for every camper. The best way to get a good night sleep is to keep everything relatively dry, warm, and off the ground.

  • A quality sleeping pad preve...

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Cooking food while camping

Many campers build up their "camp kitchen" over the years.

  • Standard items include propane two-burner stover, durable dinnerware sets, dishwashing stations, foldable tabl...

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Using the bathroom while camping

Every developed campsite offers a bathroom.

  • Primitive restrooms generally consist of four walls, a toilet structure, and a hole in the ground. No runnin...

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Tips for beginner camping
  • A lantern on a picnic table is great for lighting up the space at night. A headlamp makes camp chores easier in the dark.
  • Long sleeves and pants can p...

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Other types of camping

Primitive camping is spending the night outside of a designated campground. It is most often done in national forests or on crown land. Primitive camping is usually free but does n...

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