This post has been sponsored by the DINTY MOORE® Brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Camping is a great way to make lasting memories. Here are a few tips on how to make your next trip one to remember.
Whether you are a first-time camper or one who spends every weekend at a campground, you need to know how to plan for a camping trip. Sure, you need to be prepared with the right equipment, supplies and food, but there is no need to pack the entire house in order to spend the weekend in the woods.
Camping is a fantastic and inexpensive opportunity to unplug and enjoy time in nature. So before you start airing out the tent, here are a few things you need to do to make sure you have a good camping experience.
Plan your meals – The key to planning meals and snacks while camping is to find food that is easy to cook and that everyone will enjoy! I prefer to bring non-perishable food when camping because then I don’t have to worry about it spoiling after all the ice in the coolers has melted. DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew makes the perfect meal for camping. All you need to do is heat the stew over the fire for a few minutes and you have a hearty meal of real meat, potatoes and vegetables. Be sure to bring a few extra cans because if your family is anything like mine, they will be asking for this every night while camping! Plus, you can find rebate savings for the product here! By adding DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew to the menu, you still get delicious campfire cooking without a huge cleanup or bringing extra cooking supplies.
Find the perfect campsite – Finding a good spot that has everything you are looking for can be hard. You need to determine what amenities you are wanting and go from there. Do they have showers and toilets or are you down with roughing it for a few nights? Public parks typically are more rustic, but have a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing and kayaking. Other campgrounds may have a store, pool and game room.
Pick activities – Knowing what activities you are planning to do will make the packing process a little easier. You need to be prepared to bring all your fishing gear because there may not be a place close to get all the supplies. Or if you plan on spending hours kayaking on the lake you need clothes that can dry quickly. It’s also nice to bring a deck of cards – there will be down time and you will want a few minutes to relax in your tent.
Make a packing list – When camping, you don’t want to be out in the middle of the campground and realize you forgot to pack something crucial. So you want to ensure that you don’t forget the essentials. Staying organized with a list is a lifesaver! You don’t want to be the one who forgets to bring the toilet paper or sleeping bag!
List of camping essentials:
- Sleeping bag
- Water & water bottles
- Toilet paper
- Insect repellant
- Hand sanitizer (Also used to help light the campfire)
- First Aid kit
- Toiletries and towels
- Meals and snacks for each day
- DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew
- Trash bags
- Plates, utensils and cooking equipment
- Sneakers and hiking shoes
- Clothes (always good to bring extra)
So before you hit the road on your next camping adventure, be sure to pick up DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew to make meal planning a little easier.