My Car Camping Tips are written to help first-time campers plan more effectively, avoid common headaches, and feel more secure outside.
I developed these tips to answer a first-time camper’s basic concerns:
- Safety is crucial; can my family camp safely?
- Money is important; I don’t want to buy a bunch of unnecessary gear.
- Time is limited; can we go camping without having to plan from scratch?
As a first-time camper, you can be safe, keep expenses down, and make the most of your time. These tips have been compiled from real-life experiences from over forty years of camping with my own family, working as a nature guide, and organizing camping excursions for people new to the outdoors.
As with all my activities in nature, I encourage enjoyment with minimal impacts; peppered throughout these materials are ideas and suggestions related to Leave No Trace principals.
Photo: Photo: Car Camping at the Little Basin Cabins and Campground, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California.