"Gettin' Ready" - Pre-Season Camping and Gear tips - Canna Camp Supply Co

"Gettin' Ready" - Pre-Season Camping and Gear tips

Welcome back Canna Campers! In this week’s Base Camp blog, we'll guide you through essential pre-season preparations to ensure a seamless and enjoyable camping experience. 

From gear maintenance to trip planning, let's dive in and get you fully equipped and ready for the great outdoors!

Gear Inspection and Maintenance

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Conduct a thorough check of your camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, and cooking equipment. Look for any signs of wear, tear, or damage.

Test and waterproof your gear if necessary, ensuring it's in top-notch condition when you hit the trail.

Check your camping stove, lanterns, and other equipment to make sure everything is in working order.

These few checks are often overlooked but can quickly leave you in a bad situation.

Update Your Camping Wardrobe

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Assess your clothing and make sure everything is clean and in good condition. Replace or repair any damaged items.

Consider updating your wardrobe with moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabrics for added comfort during your outdoor adventures.

Review and Refresh Your First Aid Kit

Camping first aid kit

Inspect your first aid kit and replenish any supplies that may be running low.

Consider adding new items that may benefit specific trips, such as insect repellent or allergy medication.

Plan Your Camping Menu

Canna Camp supply Camping Planner front cover

Create a camping menu for the upcoming season, it makes it much easier to just hit the road when nice weather comes. Stock up on non-perishable camping food items, ensuring you have a variety of options for different meals.

Brush Up on Outdoor Skills

Starting a fire with flint and steel

Take a moment to review basic outdoor skills like fire-building, navigation, and setting up camp. This will help build confidence and ensure a smoother experience in the wilderness.

Check out a few of our previous blogs to review some of these topics!

Research New Destinations

trail map from Colorado trail foundation

Explore potential camping destinations and gather information on permits, regulations, and any changes in accessibility.

Plan your camping trips, make reservations if necessary to secure your spot at popular locations, or search for new dispersed locations using land maps. Trust us we’ve found plenty of campsites in the middle of the night but enjoyed the times we had researched the areas much more.

Connect with the Camping Community

Join online camping forums or social media groups to connect with fellow campers. Share your plans, seek advice, and learn from the experiences of others.

With this set of tips, you'll be well-prepared to embrace the camping season with confidence and excitement. Take the time now to ensure your gear is in top shape, your skills are sharp, and your plans are well-thought-out so you can make the most of every moment in the great outdoors. 

We’ve also created a printable or downloadable camping planner that we will be releasing soon so keep your eye out for the announcement until then check back for another Base Camp blog and Happy camping!

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