Fall Camping, Are You In?
With the hot days of summer behind us, camping takes on a new life. Chilly mornings, perfect hiking weather and warm comfort food all come together to make fall camping a must-do for any outdoors enthusiast. If you have never tried camping in the fall, we highly recommend giving it a shot this year.
If you’re a green hand, still no need to worry about anything because we’ve got you covered with these fall camping tips that will help you prepare and know what to pack so you can enjoy an incredible autumn camping.
Choice of Campsite
First thing first, you should always keep in mind that do never camp in an untraversed or unexploited place, so as to avoid encountering danger and getting into troubles. Deep grass or places that you’re not familiar with are also the sites you’d better keep away from.
When you go camping in Fall, remember to bring food with enough calories, such as chocolate, eggs, trail mix, nuts and bars...These food can help you gather strength in a shorter period of time. Of course, water is what you must carry with for outdoors, but perhaps you don’t need that much as in Summer.
As temperature goes down in Fall, your need and aspiration for warm food will undoubtedly ballooning. Warm food is much easier for us to absorb nutrients and friendly to our intestines and stomach. But when you cook food in outdoors, remind yourself to set up stove and grill at open terrain to snap the possibility of causing fire hazard.
About Camping Gear
Waking up freezing cold at mid-night is awful, and the best way to avoid this is to add a liner to your sleeping bag and using a higher R-value mattress. The best sleeping bag for fall camping should have proper insulation, with a cold tolerance of zero to 30 degrees. Down or imitation down is usually the best option, as it is lightweight, but also a powerful insulator. We highly recommend our 4-season ultralight waterproof down sleeping bag from Atepa. Composed of ultralight 650FP white duck down 90/10 filling, this powerful sleeping bag has the highest warmth-to-weight ratio to fight against cold weather, ensuring you to have a good sleeping with comfort and warm.
If you are camping on the ground, sleeping pads can not only make the ground more comfortable, but also insulate your body from the cold and provide better heat retention. For sleeping pads, we recommend our 3D double/single portable large thick self-inflating sleeping pad (R Value 6.1). Made of 30D stretch cloth fabric laminated with TPU, this pad skin-friendly, very soft, and super durable. The 3D wavy surface could give you better support because this pattern can perfectly fit your body curve.
A Tarp Or Two
Bring a tarp to put under the tent to keep it drier so moisture from the earth cannot seep in. You may also want to toss a tarp over your rain fly for additional protection from the weather. If you’re looking for a suitable tarp, you could consider about this portable rainproof camping/backpacking/hiking tarp. The camping tarp can be set up in a square or triangle shape to better shelter you from run or sunshine, or be used as a ground tarp for an extra layer of protection. The camping tarp weighs only 6.8 pounds with a packed size of 15'' x 6'' x 6''. A storage bag with a zipper is included for easy travel or storage.
At last, we want to share some tips for you. If you happen to own a tent without mosquito netting, then you may need to know how to keep the insects out over your tent doors when camping. You could try Thernacell, or burn bundles of sage or rosemary in your campfire to expel annoying bugs.You could also put peppermint extract in a small spray bottle and spray it all around your tent and tent door, but you should note that bear loves mint, so you’d better not try this method in a bear country. But the best way is to buy a tent with mosquito netting, such as our KingCamp tent.
Here is the end, but the gear list is not over. Before you go camping, recheck every detail of your plan and all the gear you’re gonna need. When it’s all done, just get out and enjoy the crisp fall air!