Many campers love to schedule their trips during autumn season. It’s no surprise though – with the cool weather and the breath-taking fall foliage, you’ll definitely want to be outdoors. There are plenty of fun activities you can enjoy during your fall camping trip. Whether you’ll be camping solo, with family or your camping buddies, autumn season offers numerous options to make your outdoor adventure more fun!
Follow these 5 awesome fall camping tips to make your trip more memorable:
Prepare for the cool weather
Even though summer just ended, you should be prepared for cool weather. Autumn weather is very unpredictable – it could be hot and sunny during the day, but very cold once the sun goes down. You wouldn’t want your trip to be ruined because you keep waking up in the wee hours of the morning cold and shivering.
That’s why you need to come prepared – pack layers of clothing and be ready for a variety of conditions. Make sure your tent and sleeping bag can keep up with the cold, too!
Schedule your cooking times
An important thing to keep in mind is that the days are shorter during cool seasons and more importantly, food takes longer to cook when the weather is cold. Schedule your cooking times accordingly to ensure that you enjoy your mealtimes – be sure you cook dinner and clean up before the sun goes down!
Any camper knows that taking safety precautions against bears and other wildlife is always a must, but be extra careful during fall season. Wildlife become more active around this time looking for and stocking up on food as winter nears.
Keep your food in tight, sealed containers away from your tent and make sure you properly dispose of your garbage.
Go Apple or Pumpkin Picking
There are numerous apple orchards in the country and many are near campsites. If you’re lucky enough to have one near your chosen campsite, consider apple picking during the day. To get even more in the spirit of autumn, you can also opt to go pumpkin picking. You can also bring your own pumpkins to carve around the campfire! The kids will love it!
Fall foliage is breath-taking with beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. This makes leaf collecting a great camping activity during the autumn season! Collect different colors, sizes and shapes and place them on a scrapbook as memorabilia.
Follow these fall camping tips to make your outdoor trip more memorable!