In 2013, Americans went camping for a total of 516.6 million days, and brought their friends and family with them about 70% of the time, many of whom likely had never even gone camping before.
If you’re one of those friends and family who’s about to tag along to the campgrounds for the first time, don’t worry. Winter camping is a lot of fun, and since it’s starting to get pretty cold out, you’ll likely go cabin camping, which is one of the easiest forms of camping.
That being said, you do have to pack well. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first cabin camping trip.
Keep Your Activities in Mind.
Research shows that 87% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities. In other words, you’ll likely go hiking, play sports, catch fish, and more, so you need to be prepared. Pack boots, sneakers, sweats, jeans, and every sort of clothing you think you’ll need. It’s better to over-pack than it is to under-pack, after all.
Find Out What the Cooking Arrangements Are.
You’d also be wise to find out what the cooking arrangements are. If the cabin has a full or partial kitchen, you shouldn’t have as hard of a time with your menu. Check to see if it has a fridge, otherwise you’ll have to bring a cooler and keep your meats and things cold that way. If there is no kitchen, you’ll need to be able to prepare your food over a campfire.
Ask If the Park or Facility Has Family Activities.
Some campgrounds have all sorts of fun family camping activities available for their campers. They might have educational hikes, scavenger hunts, nature centers, and more. It’d be a shame if you found out about these activities late and lost the chance to check them out.
Cabin camping is a lot of fun. Just be sure that you plan accordingly.