Nothing can spoil a good trip to the woods more than a poor place to sleep in. You need to be careful that you get the right type of material, the right type of pegs, the correct size covering and all the other elements that come with the right housing for when you need to get out of the rain or be sheltered from the wind or perhaps even need take guard from some of the extreme sunshine that global warming is bringing to our areas these days. Whatever the elements are and whatever your needs are to combat some of these, you will do well to take the time to find the right things to help you with this.
Where you put your head at night
You are going to need the right canvas tents to look after you and whoever else is on the trip with you. Make sure it is made of a suitable material, that is water proof when it needs to be and does not retain too much heat in the still of the day. It should be pretty flexible too, so when it comes time to pack things up you will be able to do so easily and it won’t take too much time. It should be able to fit into its casing comfortably, so you don’t have to spend a lot of minutes trying to squeeze it in there.
Get yourself the right type of wood to burn at night, for warmth and to cook your meat. If it is too wet it is not going to burn and if it is too dry it is going to flame too much, which could put you in danger of causing a forest fire or even worse. So took to people who have done this before and perhaps they have a type of wood or brand in mind, that has suited them best in the past and they can therefore recommend today.
From barbecue tongs to mattresses and back again, you are going to take the creature comforts of home with you into the woods, so that you don’t rough it up too much with your stay but feel enough away from the concrete jungle, so that when the weekend or longer is over and you head back to town or your city on Monday, you feel refreshed and in touch with your inner self, so to speak, once again.
What about the children with you?
You are going to have to find them some entertainment for the couple of days you are away. They might be all too used to spending time on tablets and other devices, and won’t really know what they can do out in nature. Suggest some outdoor camping activities to them and see how they react – it can be a lot of fun for kids to get involved with nature, like you used to back in the day when you were more or less their age. You can even partake of it all with them.