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Tips for the perfect camping trip

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Tips for the perfect camping trip by WaywardWanderers.com

Tips for the perfect camping trip!

As Wayward Wanderers, we love camping! Camping in Maine is one of our favorite things to do. There’s something pretty spectacular about waking up next to the ocean. And since our daughter sometimes comes with us, we know that camping with a family requires additional planning. While researching camping info, we found this great interactive camping guide.

We want your family to be safe and well-prepared, so before you head out to camp, make sure you’re ready with these great common sense and expert tips!

Pitching Your Tent

Common Sense: Never set up a tent on rocky, sloping, or uneven ground.

Expert Tip:  Test the wind and orient the doors/vents so that the prevailing wind blows through them – this will change a stuffy tent into an airy outdoor paradise.

Fire Safety

Common Sense: Start a fire in an established stone ring and drown the fire when you are done. Keep dousing it until the ground is cool to the touch.

Expert Tip: Keep your eyes open. Look around your fire for low hanging branches, dry patches, and other flammable items. The Wind can blow leaves or trash in and out of the fire. Prevent a disaster by keeping all trash in a closed container.

Fishing

Common Sense: Cast your line in a clean and clear area where there’s no chance of getting your hook caught on a branch (or a friend). Also, make sure you have the proper licenses for the area you’re in.

Expert Tip: Fish tend to feed where there is more greenery. Try finding places of lush vegetation for a better day of casting.

Things to Bring

Common Sense: Bring more dry socks than you think you might need. As our military personnel knows, taking care of your feet is critical to survival.

Expert Tip: Fires can be difficult to keep going – have some newspaper on hand to use as kindling.

Having a great time camping can come down to simple preparedness. A little forethought and planning using solid tips from experienced campers will help you set out on the path less traveled with more confidence. This list barely scrapes the surface. For even more, take a look at the extensive list of Camping Tips by My Open Country. They have outdone themselves!

Family Camping Trip Success: what you need to know

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For an affordable and family-orientated holiday, you can’t beat taking them to the great outdoors for a camping trip. Even though it may seem relatively straight forward, it is very important that you put plenty of planning and research into what will be best for your family camping trip to ensure you have the best trip possible. Keep Reading

Oceanfront Camping in Maine

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Recompence Campground Oceanfront Campsite

Wayward Wanderers Camping in Freeport MaineOceanfront camping in Freeport Maine is just what our family needed this summer. We were nestled in to our cozy campsite with our easy set up tent, removed from the hustle and bustle of every day living and for the most part were away from the annoying cell phones that seem to penetrate our perfect bubble at the most inopportune moments. Ahhhhh, the setting was absolutely magical with the ocean views, wildlife and smells of outdoor living wafting around! Even the little bit of rain we experienced the first evening added to the excitement of camping and had us laughing! Removed from society, we were able to focus on what matters most: each other… and marshmallows of course! 🙂 The Recompence Shore Campground on the Wolfe Neck Farm land in Freeport, Maine offers the best of everything if you love the outdoors like we do! It’s got location, amenities, and activities galore!

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