The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the sun stays out longer. Spring might well be the best season to get outside, pop up a tent, and watch the beauty of Mother Nature unfold. Head out to your favorite local hideouts before the summer heat and crowds arrive. Here’s everything you need to know in order to have an epic spring camping season.
Bonfires by the Water
After months of cold weather, spring is a great time to arrange a beach camping trip with friends. Enjoy bonfires by the water, falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves, and being treated to fiery sunrises and sunsets like you wouldn’t believe.
When it comes to beach camping, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. First off, keep your eye on the tide. You don’t want to stake out a spot too close to the surf and wind up with water in your tent. Another good tip is to invest in waterproof bags. Fog, mist, and ocean spray can dampen your stuff, so be sure to remember the rainfly for your tent and bring an extra swimsuit.
Get Off the Grid
Looking for somewhere new to explore this spring? Consider getting off the grid and experience springtime in the wilderness. Enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer, ignite some dreams under the stars, and listen to the sounds of the forest. Adventure past the campground, and rely on your own skills to survive anything it throws your way.
Be sure to pack these important tools to ensure you have an awesome camping trip:
- Map & Compass
- Sunscreen & Bug Spray
- First Aid Supplies
- Flashlights with Extra Batteries
- Knife & Matches
- Extra Food & Water
Getting off the beaten path is rewarding, but not without risk. Make sure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons by practicing camping safety. Here are a few things to remember before you head out to your secret spot.
- Fire Safety - The flame around the campsite brings the whole experience together. Still, there are a few important precautions to take before you roast those s’mores. Remember, don’t build a fire under low trees, never leave it burning without someone watching, and completely put the fire out before heading to bed.
- Animal Safety – Bear in mind, you are not alone when you go camping. You are leaving your home and entering Mother Nature’s. Keeping your campsite clean and hanging your food is critical to preventing visits from curious animals.
- Stay Hydrated - Hiking is a great way to keep your heart rate up, but with the warm spring weather, it also increases your chance of dehydration. Keep your water bottle full at all times and make sure you’re getting the recommended daily amount. Plan to be out all day? Bring a filter or iodine tablets to purify extra water.
Make It Happen
Now that you know what to expect, stop by your StorQuest Self Storage unit today to swap out your winter gear for spring camping essentials. It’s time to make room for awesome.