After being cooped up inside all winter long, nothing feels better than taking a weekend camping trip to get some fresh air and reacquaint yourself with the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking to do some hiking, hunting, or some off-roading, a camping trip is just what the doctor ordered to get rid of the winter blues.
Camping trips can be great fun for the whole family, but it’s also important to make sure you do it right, or you’ll end up with unnecessary hassles that could spoil your whole trip. Here are some tips for increasing your enjoyment of your summer camping trip.
Optimize Your Ride
Going onto a crowded campground might be okay for some people, but if you’re looking to really experience the great outdoors, you’ll want to go into territory that only a good off-road vehicle like a UTV can get you. You’ll want to look at some UTV parts and accessories to ensure that you’ve got everything you need for the journey, like a lighting system that will help you find your way in the dark, or a suspension kit that will keep you from getting stuck in deep mud.
Keep the Bugs Away
Woodland insects aren’t just annoying; they can carry serious diseases that could definitely end up ruining your trip. Make sure to wear bug spray if you’re out hiking during the day. Look for all-natural sprays if you’re nervous about too much DEET. If ticks are in your area, it’s important to keep them off, since they can carry Lyme disease. Make sure to give yourself a thorough check twice a day, once in the morning and once just before bed. This will ensure that they don’t get to latch onto you, since ticks need 24 hours to be able to fully attach to a host.