Top Camping Tips For Newbies

Camping is a terrific opportunity to experience nature, breathe in some fresh air, and spend time with loved ones. There are obvious things to know like being prepared for all weather from an umbrella to a Cap America cap for sunshine. 

Here is some expert advice to make your first camping trip stress-free and pleasurable for beginners and novice campers. 

Top Camping Tips For Newbies

Selecting a Campsite 

For your first time camping, you will have access to a wide selection of campsites. You should check whether they are regarded as “kid friendly,” “dog friendly,” and whether they have amenities like restrooms and showers. As a novice camper, it’s a good idea to reserve a campsite with excellent amenities and close proximity to a town so there are many options for food and supplies in case you run out.

What Tent Are You Buying 

There are many different types and sizes of tents, so it’s crucial to pick the one that’s best for you. It’s a good idea to select a tent that is one or two sizes larger than the number of occupants. This will provide you room to keep your belongings inside the tent and have a cozy place to sleep. 

Camping Tips For Newbies / Person watching the sunrise over a lake from the inside of a tent

A sleeping bag purchase 

Consider a sleeping bag if you go camping because nighttime lows in temperature can occur. Consider the season and temperature rating when selecting a sleeping bag to make sure it will keep you at the ideal temperature for the season you choose to camp.

Get Used to Pitching Your Tent 

Have a practice tent setup at home before your first camping trip. This is one of the most crucial pieces of advice. This will guarantee that you understand how to set up and take down the tent, and that any issues can be resolved at home rather than on the campground! 


Create a training camp 

Why not set up a practice camp after you’ve practiced pitching your tent? Beginners may find camping intimidating, but spending a night in the yard will help you determine how many layers you’ll need to wear and whether your kit is sufficient.

Organizing the Campsite 

Try to pitch your tent where the ground is level and free of any obstructions that could harm your tent as you’re setting it up. Always position the tent’s back toward the wind for added stability, and drive your stakes into the ground at a 45-degree angle. 

Prepare Your Meals in Advance 

A novice camper can save a ton of time and trouble by planning their meals and their cooking methods. In case things don’t go according to plan, check the camping laws to see if campfires are permitted, and do some research on the neighborhood to find any bars or restaurants where you can dine.

Bring Comfortable Sleeping Gear  

Bring along all the bedding essentials, such as quilts, sleeping bags, pads, blankets, an air mattress, or a cot, so you can get a decent night’s rest. Bring along your favorite pillows from home to make your body’s transition to new sleeping arrangements easier since this is not the best time to try out new ones. Eye masks or white noise machines can also help some novice campers get to sleep more quickly.


15 thoughts on “Top Camping Tips For Newbies

  • I couldn’t sleep on the ground. But I would glamp. So long as I had a proper bed I think I could do it.

  • I’ve never been camping properly so this was interesting. Prepping meals in advance is a good tip to remember.

  • Camping can be a lot of fun! After I turned 40, I couldn’t sleep on the ground comfortably. We have an air mattress that really helps!

  • This would be great info for my husband. He could share it with his troop.

  • Thanks for sharing these tips, I would love to go camping.

  • These are all really great tips! I’m going to share this with my younger brother who’s having a camping trip this weekend! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • We went camping for the first time last year. Preparing meals ahead of time was a huge help!

  • These are awesome tips for newbies and pro campers too! Great reference to have that amazing camp experience, I also prefer to have comfortable sleeping gear as this will definitely be a big help!

  • These tips are great fr anyone… and I love camping. Such a wonderful time with the family and a great way to escape the hustle and bustle!

  • These are great tips for sure. My family started camping this year and we should improve our camping habits and tools!

  • This is all great advice. Of course if you run into problems many campers are friendly enough you can ask for help.

  • There is a lot to learn when it comes to camping. It is good to get familiar with gear before going camping for the first time.

  • So much to learn! We have been going camping for a few years but never used a tent! I would love to try it!


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