Road tripping and camping is not rocket science. However, there are a few common mistakes that a lot of people make it regards to it. Here are a few of those mistakes.
Not Taking Time to Familiarize Yourself with Your Vehicle
If this is your very first-time road tripping, or this is the very first time you are doing it by yourself, then it’s also possible that this is also the very first time that you are driving a campervan or something similar. In this case, it makes perfect sense to take the time to get yourself familiar with the vehicle before heading out on a long journey on unfamiliar roads…where help will be a little hard to get. Not doing so might get you stuck in situations you don’t expect, cutting at your enjoyment of the entire trip.
Overpacking and Overloading the Vehicle
Now that you have got yourself a suitable campervan hire Australia to go tripping, start thinking about what you’re going to take with you. One important thing to remember is that you have to avoid overpacking. You don’t need 5 different kitchen knives for a weekend trip; one sharp knife will do. Remember that camping and road tripping generally means roughing it and making do. Likewise, it’s also important that you pack the right clothes. Choose lightweight clothes that will dry fast if it gets wet or if you had to wash it.
Thinking It’s An Activity That’s Best Not for Pets or Kids
Another common mistake, or in this case, misconception, that people make it regards to activities like this, is assuming it’s an activity exclusively for adults. Pets and children are generally considered a complete no-no. However, this has proved to quite wrong. Children can learn to enjoy these kinds of activities a great deal if you pick the right destinations and the right kinds of activities. While searching for campsites, make sure to look for children friendly sites; a great way to make sure there are other children around as well.
Avoiding Electronics Entirely
No doubt, many people use camping trips as a time to disconnect from the electronic world and reconnect with nature. However, it’s important that you realize that sometimes, a little connection can be a good thing. For example, you can use your smart phone to find routes faster¾especially if you have no experience reading a map. You should also turn it on each night to connect yourself to the outside world, just in case of an emergency. This is especially true if you happen to be on a weeklong trip.
“Winging It” And Being Too Hazy about What You Eat and Where You’re Going
Admittedly, “winging it” is part of the fun when it comes to camping. However, when it comes to where you will stay for the night and what you will eat, this unplanned style can be a little risky. Not only will you get fed up eating the same meal for days (or making do with whatever’s available in the fridge), you might also be charged with trespassing.