Camping Tips: Clothing for the Camping Beginner

Camp Clothing

Going camping for the very first time can be an exciting experience. However, knowing how to prepare for the camping trip ensures that the elements won’t stop you and your family from exploring the wild and having a good time. You must be ready for whatever the climate has to offer because those afternoon showers can sneak up in the summertime, and there are unexpected cold snaps in the spring and fall. It is important to pack the proper clothing so that you are prepared for all of the weather conditions that Mother Nature may send your way.

Wear Comfortable Clothes

The key to packing outfits for a camping trip is to take enough comfortable apparel to last the length of the stay and make sure it is the appropriate attire for the season. When you wear clothes that provide functional comfort, you will be able to relax and have a good time during your campout; plus, you’ll be protected from any harsh elements. Keep in mind that it is better to have too much than not enough. It is a good idea to dress in layers because it allows you to remove garments as the day warms up.

Outfits to Pack for Warm Climate Campouts

Always choose loose clothing that flows away from the body allowing air to circulate. Pack lightweight cotton T-shirts, shorts, undergarments, socks, tennis shoes, sweaters, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a poncho or raincoat. Don’t forget to take the sunscreen and keep it applied to all areas of the skin that will be exposed to the sun.

Clothes to Take for Cold Weather Campouts

When the weather in going to be cool, it is crucial to take warm attire such as long underwear, wool pants, long sleeve shirts, warm hats, heavy jacket, sweatshirts, rain gear and rain boots. Wearing fleece between your layers is a good way to stay warm on a cold, windy day.

Campout Attire for Kids

Make sure each child has an assortment of comfy clothes that are both appropriate for the time of year and sudden changes in the weather. Remember to pack lots of extra items, such as blankets, clothing, jackets and diapers. Make sure each child has everything needed to be protected from any extreme weather conditions. Last but not least, don’t forget to pack plenty of extra shoes and socks, because kids seem to step in every puddle they can find.

Store in weatherproof Containers

In order to keep them safe from the elements, it is vital that you properly store your clothes when not wearing them. The best way to keep them dry is by storing them in trash bags or large airtight plastic containers. Place the bags or containers in the car or in the tent. Make sure the tent is closed up when you leave the campsite because snow or rain storms can develop quickly. Remember to take an extra container or bag to put the dirty clothes in.


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