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Camping Trips Appeal To The Whole Family

Camping has always been one of those outdoor activities that engage the whole family. It’s a very traditional way of being able to test your wits as well as spending time with your family to get away from the modernity of society. Here are a few nice ways to enjoy camping with your family.

One way is to simply engage in bonding with your family. Maybe all of you can help pitch a tent together to show the ingenuity of the mind on building shelter.

There are other activities like gathering wood to light a nice fire during the nightfall as well as grill marshmallows over the open fire. The good thing about activities like these is you can break up the work into parts and everyone can get involved.

Your young son and daughter will get an excellent hands-on experience learning to survive or at the very least enjoy nature. To wind the day down, you can tell stories with some nice s’mores and enjoy the darkness of mother nature. You can actually carry some nice conversation because you don’t have the distraction of dealing with work, a project or anything like that. Sometimes, this truly brings the family closer because you can give them your undivided attention.

Another great thing about camping is just taking in what nature has to offer. The beautiful scenery and fresh air is just great to get away from the smoke filled cities. Also, it’s a good way for each family member to kind of do their own activity where it’s swimming in a nice, relaxing pond, hiking to build up a nice sweat, or even testing out some old canoes you have not used yet.

Maybe you can finally test out that new fishing reel and show how to use natural worms as bait to help catch a fish and learn to cook it over a campfire. The experience the kids get will not only be for enjoyment but survival as well as learning how to fend off nature’s gifts. There are also some great trails for biking, so you can get that nice high intensity workout. Even a small thing like racing for a s’more is very nice way to provide incentive with overlooked activities.

Camping will always provide a very cost effective way to temporarily leave the modern world as well as bring the family closer enjoying the beauty of nature.

The Camping Hammock – A Great Sleeping Alternative

A camping hammock is a great alternative to a camping bed for anyone who is camping and they make an excellent addition to your camping and outdoor equipment. When backpacking they are easy to transport and very lightweight. When folded up properly the camping hammock will only take up as much space in your backpack as a tennis ball and weighs only approximately 18 ounces. And when unfolded and hung correctly the hammock will give you as much sleeping space as any decent sized single bed. And do not worry if you are of the large-sized human being, These hammocks are able to support weights of up to 500 pounds which is more than enough tolerance for the majority of us.

When camping the majority of campers use a sleeping bag and tend to sleep on the floor. Some will use sleeping pads and a fine majority may use an inflatable bed. Now sleeping on the floor of a tent can prove to be rather uncomfortable and if you don’t use a sleeping pad it can be rather cold as well. However with a camping hammock these comfort issues are not a case to be dealt with. With the hammock the sleeper is elevated from the ground and will be kept both warm and dry as a result. There is no need for any insulation from the cold and sometimes damp ground and providing a sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner is used to sleep in when on the hammock, there is no fear of suffering from any sudden drop in temperature during the night.

The camping hammock has been slow to catch on as a useful piece of camping equipment but nowadays it’s popularity is increasing many fold amongst the outdoor set. Enough so for manufacturers to invest in a little research and design to come up with many more models for us to choose from. As well as being used to sleep in the camping hammock can be quite versatile and be used as a seat or even as storage space for food and equipment in any tent.

So when you next go camping give the hammock some consideration. They are extremely comfortable to sleep in, versatile in their use and are certainly easier to carry around in your backpack than a sleeping pad or inflatable mattress. They are not expensive to buy and when you are not using them for camping you can even set them up in your own garden to relax in and enjoy a long summer evening.