Pack Your Adventure Gear and Go Camping in the Fall
It’s quickly approaching that time of year when the days grow shorter, the temperatures start to drop and football can be found on the televisions of millions of Americans. And while you know of some people who spend their weekends glossy-eyed in front of their television binge-watching Netflix programs or watching an endless stream of college football games, you know there are better things to do in your free time.
You pack up the SUV or truck with your adventure gear and go camping, even if it is a little out of season.
Camping in the fall is a great way to extend your outdoor adventures. Some might say it is just too cold to go camping in the fall. What do they know? Some people have an excuse for everything.
Sure, it might be a little cool out there in the fall, but that is no reason to fret. With a little extra preparation, you can have a very comfortable and enjoyable camping trip. Here are a few tips to help you along.
Get the Family Stoked
Sit down with your family or friends who you want to go with you and explain to them all of the reasons fall camping is best. Explain to them the sheer enjoyment of basking in the warm fall sun and then enjoying a roaring fire in the coolness of the autumn evenings.
Tell them about the beautiful colors they will see including stunning reds, yellows and golds of the changing trees.
And don't forget to tell them that the campground will be free from crowds as camping season is over.
Pack Cold Weather Gear
Make sure you pack a tent and a sleeping bag made for cold weather. There is nothing worse than freezing through the night because you were ill-prepared. Quantum Pride has a fine selection of cozy sleeping bags and tents that will fit your fall camping needs.
Test Your Equipment
This is something you should be doing before every camping trip, but it is especially important when camping in the fall.
Set up your tent in the backyard and make sure all of the zippers work and check for full functionality. You could also spray it with the hose to ensure there are no leaks.
Test your camping stove to make sure that works as well.
Pack a Mix of Clothing
Layering is key if you want to stay comfortable while camping in the fall. Make sure you pack clothing that is breathable and water resistant. Fleece, wool and synthetic materials will help keep you warm and dry. Avoid cotton clothing.
And don't forget the thermal underwear.
In addition, you will want to pack gloves, boots a rain poncho and winter cap just in case the weather changes for the worse while on your camping trip.
As we are out of time at the moment, we will continue this list fall camping trips in the next article. In the meantime, check out our impressive selection of fall camping gear.