Camping in the great outdoors is a truly rewarding experience, whether you’re heading off with a whole group of mates or seeking out some much needed alone time. Camping is the perfect solo get away, you’re able to really experience everything you want whilst getting some serious self reflection in. It can be a little daunting when you’re beginning to plan a trip by yourself, but it doesn’t have to be! Follow this guide to planning the best solo camping trip possible…
Do Plenty of Research
The key to any great trip is preparing properly, and this starts with doing your homework and thoroughly researching where it is that you’re off to. We’re very lucky here in Australia, so no matter where you’re located or how far you’re willing to travel, you’re likely to be surrounded by countless incredible camping locations. To choose the right one for you, you’ll need to do some digging into the different pros and cons of the spots on your hit list. If you’re really nervous about heading out on your own, try and head to a camping ground that you’ve already been to. That way, you’ll feel confident and comfortable for your first solo experience.
The last thing you want is to arrive at your campsite only to find that it has none of the amenities that you were counting on and having to turn back and head home. Amenities such as flushing toilets, hot showers, camp kitchens, powered sites and barbecues are not provided everywhere, so ensure that your site shortlist has the facilities that you were planning for. Even an experienced camper can get caught out with this one.
Think About Investing in your Lifestyle
If you’re serious about starting a solo camping lifestyle that you’ll stick with for a long time to come, you should think about investing in that lifestyle. Exciting camper trailers are an amazing long term investment that provide all the creature comforts and conveniences of a home away from home, whilst still giving you all the freedom and adventure that you want from the camping experience as a whole. Although you are a happy solo camper, you might want to consider a camper that accommodates for two to four persons, that way you’ll be able to house guests or anyone else you might want to join you on your camping adventures in the future. All good investments tend to be future proof, after all.
Leave Nice and Early
Whether you’re camping with a tent or a camper trailer, you’re going to want to arrive at the campground in daylight. Leaving your home too late is a classic rookie error that you’ll find yourself really regretting when you’re fumbling around in the dark, trying to set your site up all on your own. Make sure you hit the road early in the morning so that you arrive at your destination with plenty of set up time.
Prepare your Food
Finally, food. Camping food is often a big topic when you’re headed into nature with your family or a big group of people. When you’re going solo? Not so much. Now, in order to have a great time, you absolutely need to prepare your food just as you would with others. Pre chop and even pre cook a couple of meals to be sure that you’re always catered for. Also, remember the dry snacks to keep well fed on all of your fantastic solo adventures.
Follow these tips for an amazing solo camping trip.