Camping with your partner has potential to be a great bonding experience that can help strengthen and grow your relationship. For a successful trip, it is important to set goals and expectations and be prepared with the right gear.
We’ve put together a list of our top tips and gear recommendations.
This is the first tip on our guide for a reason. Camping and vacationing with a partner is a lot of work and communication is vital for a successful trip. Plan where you want to go, how far you want to travel, how long you want to stay, and what you need to pack.
Make A List
Lists seem elementary until you forget something. Making a complete list of items that you need to bring to make sure that you don’t leave anything behind.
Divide your list into categories if you plan to split packing responsibilities: clothes, cooking, camping, activity gear, and miscellaneous.
Split and Share Responsibilities
One way to execute a successful camping plan is to divide and conquer. If one of you is good at putting together meals, and the other is good at organizing and packing, then use those personal strengths to your advantage.
Establish these responsibilities with your partner ahead of time instead of expecting the other to individually complete the task.
Establish Personal Boundaries
If you and your partner have differing thoughts about camping, it might be important to establish where lines can’t be crossed. Communicating boundaries can prevent any tension or arguments that may arise. If you are more aware of each others’ comfort levels, you are able to create a better camping experience.