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Camping Activities You Should Try at Least Once in Your Life

Camping is about more than just spending a few nights under canvas and eating marshmallows around the fire. It’s also a chance to discover more about yourself and the world around you. 

In this post, we take a look at some of the camping activities that you should try at least once in your life. Here they are, all ordered in a single post for your convenience:

Learn To Tie Knots

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You probably have one or two knots in your repertoire. But unless you were really paying attention during Scout meetings as a child, your skills probably end there. 

Camping is a great opportunity to re-acquaint yourself with skills that you might have lost. You can learn what knots are the best for you to tie, and which are appropriate for particular situations. 

Make A Pizza On The Campfire

Pretty much everyone has roasted marshmallows or cooked sausages on a camp. But relatively few of us have ever attempted anything as brazen and daring as making a pizza. 

Believe it or not, though, it is possible: you just need the right equipment. Look only for a portable pizza tray that you can put in the fire. You can use these to cook pies on open flames that taste just as delicious as something you’d pop in the home oven, if not better 

Hike At Night

Night hiking can be a lot of fun, and seriously spooky at the same time. Most groups go out when it gets dark and then return to the campsite before midnight to get to bed. Take a torch with you and consider bringing Glocks for safety.

Build A Bivvy

If you’ve ever walked through a popular forest, you’ve probably seen a bunch of bivvies. These are just makeshift wood structures designed to provide shelter when no tents are available. They can be fun to make and sleep under, as long as it doesn’t rain in the night. 

Go Surfing

If you’re camping near the sea, consider going surfing for the afternoon. Ride some waves and come back to the campsite with a big smile on your face. 

If you’re not sure how to surf, take the opportunity to invest in some surf lessons. Then, next time you hit the beach on vacation, you know what to do. 

Cycle To Explore The Local Trails

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You can’t actually get very far on foot in a single day – perhaps ten miles from your campsite before you have to turn back (unless you’re taking your gear with you). However, if you go cycling, you can often go much further, and have a lot of fun along the way. 

Set Up A Treasure Hunt

Kids love treasure hunts. If there’s nothing going on one afternoon, set one up for any children camping with you. Hide treats around the campsite along with clues and then get kids to follow the paper trail until they win the final prize. Don’t make it too easy, but don’t make it so difficult that they get bored either and look for something else to do.

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