Fall Camping TipsDon't Let Cooler Temps Keep You Inside!
Don’t forget to prep!
Find a campsite with great fall recreation. Pumping harvest, hiking, whatever it is your heart desires! Some campsites prices are even reduced in the fall, often after Labor Day. Don’t forget to check the weather, and plan accordingly.
Pack extra blankets, or if you’re tent camping, be sure you have a cold-weather sleeping bag and watertight tent. Test your outdoor gear to be sure it’s functioning properly and is up to withstanding cooler and wetter conditions. Bring extra layers, packing water-resistant clothing including wool, fleece, and high-tech wicking materials. Don’t forget your hat and mittens! If you plan to hike, make sure your backpack is water-resistant as well, and be sure to check your RV’s heater.
Setting up camp:
Stock up on firewood and ensure your rain cover is in good working order. Choose a sheltered spot and hang a tarp between trees for additional shelter, perhaps over your picnic area.
Carbs and good fats help you burn calories and heat your body. Bring an insulated cup or thermos for warm beverages, and stay moving! Cooking can often take longer in low temperatures, so rise early to get your coffee started.
Don’t forget that the sun goes to bed earlier in the fall. Bring extra lanterns and headlamps to ensure you’ll be able to find your way around after dark.
Stunning fall colors are nearly upon us. Time to book your autumn camping trip!