Choosing the perfect tent site is not an easy task for backpackers. And it doesn’t really matter if they want to camp in a popular camping ground or somewhere in a natural, quiet or secluded spot. Backcountry tent camping is fun, but if you are unprepared, anything could go wrong. Here are three tips to finding an ideal campsite to help you make the most of your camping experience:
1. Basic Ideas and Tips
There are some things that you must be careful about when tent camping to ensure your comfort and safety. Do you know about the rule of 200 feet? This means that you need to set up your tent 200 feet away from dishwashing stations, hiking trails, and walking paths.
2. Choose Where to Camp
Plan where you would like to camp, and avoid camping in unstable spots like alpine meadows. Opt for stronger surfaces such as pine needles instead. Test your campsite by putting your sleeping bag on the ground. If you feel comfortable, start building your tent right at that spot. Look up national forests and national park websites or hiking rulebooks to learn about the regulations of specific campsites. Choose at least three locations so that you have a backup plan if the one you chose is too crowded or occupied. This way, there won’t be any last-minute rush to find a camping spot.
3. Build Campfire Safely
Build your campfire if the site already has a fire ring, the conditions are favorable, and the managing authority permits it. Some sites do not recommend building campfires during specific months or at places that are above certain elevations.
An ideal campsite can add much value to your camping experience. Know the rules and regulations of a campground and plan accordingly. If you want to choose from our range of motorhomes for a camping trip, contact us now.