Most of my childhood vacations were spent camping with my mom and dad. Actually, some of my funniest memories come from those vacations. Some of the highlights: when my brother found a tick between his toes and three fleas in his hair, and then we got caught in a rainstorm and had to camp out in our suburban the remaining two nights. Keep in mind that all of this hilarity came at the expense of things going horribly wrong. Today’s infographic goes over the necessary things to consider when camping so things won’t go horribly wrong for you and your kids.
First things first, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Yes, camping at Big Bend National Park in Texas sounds like a dream come true, but doing so May through September will mean you’ll have to battle the sweltering Texas heat while trying to entertain a bunch of children. Doesn’t sounds like a fun time to me. Researching the average temperatures and looking up what facilities the campsite offers is a simple way to outsmart anything that Mother Nature or bored children might throw your way. Preparing a checklist of essential items will also help you avoid any disasters that might arise, such as a sudden illness or a bad encounter with poison ivy. Also, don’t forget toilet paper. We ran out once, and it wasn’t much fun after that.
Today’s infographic also includes other tips for camping with children like fun activities to try, how to choose a tent, and survival tips to relay to your kids in case they wander off into the wilderness. Check out today’s infographic to help you fully prepare for your next out camping experience with your kids! [via]