Modern Camping

Camping in North America

 

Finding a campsite

Camping in North America has never been so popular and finding an inspirational campsite in North America has never been easier. If you thought camping was boring, think again.  See these campsites below to help you get started.

Ludington State Park – Mitchigan

http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=468

Westport Camping Grounds – Massachusetts

http://www.westportcampinggrounds.com/

Normandy Farms Campground

http://www.normandyfarms.com/

 

Top 10 Camping System Checklist

It is a long-established notion that failure to plan, and you plan to fail, especially applies to failure to plan your supplies, in preparation for camping.

We have compiled a top ten must have’s, courtesy of mountaineers.org, I am sure you could add a couple of your own:

  1. Navigation: Map, altimeter, compass, [GPS device], [PLB or satellite communicators], [extra batteries or battery pack]
  2. Headlamp: Plus extra batteries
  3. Sun protection: Sunglasses, sun-protective clothes, and sunscreen
  4. First aid: Including foot care and insect repellent (if required)
  5. Knife: Plus repair kit
  6. Fire: Matches, lighter and tinder, or stove as appropriate
  7. Shelter: Carried at all times (can be light emergency bivy)
  8. Extra food: Beyond minimum expectation
  9. Extra water: Beyond minimum expectation, or the means to purify
  10. Extra clothes: Beyond minimum expectation

 

Travelling with your Dog

Dogs can make great camping holiday companions.  Use the checklist below to help you plan their travel health.

Before travelling:

  1. Ensure your dog has been Microchipped
  2. Does your pet have valid insurance?
  3. Does the dog need vaccinations?
  4. Visit your Vet for travel advice
  5. Have a contact number for a veterinary practice, in case of an emergency
  6. Apply flea and tick prevention treatments
  7. Replace broken leads and collars leads and collars, if necessary
  8. Ensure the dog’s name, address and your mobile number is visible, on the dog
  9. Pack a first aid kit containing – Gauze to wrap wounds or to use as a muzzle, bandages, sticking tape, and or adhesive bandage, scissors, tweezers, large syringe for oral treatments, a blanket, a towel, gloves, cotton wool and antiseptic
  10. Dog’s regular food
  11. Doggie treats

The journey:

As with humans, Dogs need regular travel breaks, and can get travel sick. Ensure to make planned stops during your journey.

  1. Leave a window down at least six inches or install a pet vent
  2. Keep your vehicle’s internal temperature at (18oC – 21oC)
  3. Cleaning materials, wipes and paper towels, in case the dog gets sick

On-site:

  1. Keep the dog secured on a lead at all times to prevent them getting into an accident.
  2. Plenty of bottled water.
  3. Collapsible water bowl for offsite adventures.
  4. A canopy to provide shade.
  5. Blankets.
  6. Dog coat.
  7. Tarpaulin.

 

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