Lots of people view camping as a perfect escape from the daily grind. However, if you aren’t prepared properly, your trip can go awry. You can make your next trip ‘smooth sailing’ by applying the tips from the article below.

A great item to put in your camping backpack when going in the back country is a Ziploc bag filled with dryer lint. There is no better fire starting material than dryer lint. It will hold a spark and get your fire going quickly and efficiently. Dryer lint takes up almost no space in your pack and is very light weight.

Water is very important when camping. When camping at a campground, there should be ample supply of water available, but on the trail, you will have to carry some with you. If you are going long distances, you should probably carry iodine tablets to sanitize any water you find before drinking. Be careful, dysentery can be deadly.

Make sure that you avoid any venomous plants. A good way to do this is to stop at the ranger station and ask what kinds of poisonous plants are in the area so you can identify them if you come into contact with them on the trail. Never eat anything while hiking on the trail if you do not know it is edible.

Do not hesitate to pack too much for your kids. Camping can be messy. Kids love the dirt. Therefore, you will need to understand that a clean trip is probably out of the question. To prepare, bring additional clothing for your children. Be prepared!

Camping is a fun hobby enjoyed by individuals across the globe. However, if you do not prepare yourself, the trip can quickly turn into a nightmare. Use this advice to make sure that the next time you go camping, everything goes smoothly. And don’t forget to have fun!