WATER AND MORE WATER
Now that you have checked the weather, and you’ve conjured up the right gear, now it’s time to get ready for the trip. Probably the single most important thing to bring on summer camping trips is lots and lots of water. If you think you have enough, bring more.
It can easily be stored in large water jugs and reusable bottles. Also, if you’re opting for backpacking, make sure to bring a functioning water filter, and double check that water sources will be readily available.
The recommended water intake for adults is 2 liters per day. If you will be sweating more, that means more water. This is just intake levels as well. Don’t forget to take into account water for cooking meals, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.
Overall, more the merrier.
No one wants to start a camping trip with a nasty sunburn. In order to alleviate chances, there are some protections that you can pack.
First, start with your clothing choices. Grab light, breathable fabrics. Stay away from cotton, and search more for merino wool, nylon and polyester in order to not feel sweaty all day.
Next, grab accessories to protect your face from sun damage. Wide brim hats, bandanas, and sunglasses help steer you away from a hot, sunburnt face.
Lastly, sunscreen is your new best friend. For areas that can’t get covered by clothes, use sunscreen to protect yourself. Face, hands, shoulders, back of neck. Slather it on, and reapply every 2 hours or after getting in the water.
As we head into the heat of summer, remember to have fun, be safe, and sleep outside (comfortably)!