At the first sight of spring, many of us are itching to get outdoors. We are all suffering from a little bit of cabin fever at this point. However, before you throw your gear in a bag and fire up the RV, there are a few pertinent tips to help guarantee your spring camping trip is a success. Camping failures tend to add to the family lore, but that still doesn’t mean we want to purposefully set out to fail.
Dry runs are important
If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, then your Christmas wish list likely included a slew of new camping gear and gadgets. No matter how much research you did on your shiny new accessories, it is still important to do a dry run with gear at home before [...]
2020 had its fair share of trial, but 2021 has a few trials reserved as well. One unpleasant one is an uncommonly bad tick season in north central Washington. If you’re preparing for late spring and early summer camping trips, it’s going to be imperative to know how to avoid ticks while camping.
#1: Dress correctly
Ticks can latch on to any exposed skin, so the goal is to cover as much skin as possible. Tuck your pant legs into your socks, and your shirt into your pants. Wear light colored clothing so ticks will be easily visible on your clothing. It is also wise to wear a hat – ticks love to burrow in along hairlines and on your scalp.