Welcome To The Camping Basics Information Page

A few of us thought it would be great to gather some helpful information in one location for new campers.  We've also included information for the experienced camper.  So, let's get started.  Whether you’re a novice and new to camping or an old hand, you’ll probably be spending time in some shelter like a tent or camper you bought along.

 

As a tenter that are a few things you need to take into account in your purchase and this thread will help you make that decision in buying a tent.

 

Other common gear that you will need and we can help you better understand in this thread is a sleeping bag.

 

So maybe you’re thinking of getting off the ground and into a pop up or hybrid, are you?  Pop ups, (commonly called PUPs) and Hybrids (travel trailers with canvas beds) are available with many features, floor plans, designs and material.  Here what you need to know when buying new or usedOne of the first and most important things is understanding what you can tow.  Here's the place to understand your vehicles towing capacity.

 

 

Once you’ve found your dream camper.  Now you’re going to pick it up.  Is your tow vehicle ready?  Do you have the proper equipment?  You better take a minute to understand the wiring.

Below is a list of many thread that can help you have a better camping experience.

 

Steve A, member and moderator 

Before You Go... Novice Before You Go... Experienced
 
  • Picking a Campground and Site
 
  •  Buying a New or Used Camper
   
 
  •  Sample weekend menus
 
     
       
       
During Your Travels... Novice During Your Travels... Experienced
   
     
       
       
At The Campground... Novice At The Campground... Experienced
  • Tent - Basic Setup
 
 
 
  •  Campground Utilities
 
 
  •  Keeping Animals Out
 
  •  Campground Safety
     
   
After The Trip... Novice After The Trip... Experienced
  •  Battery Maintenance
   
   
     
       

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