Don’t miss out on a good camping trip just because someone is coming up with a lot of reasons not to go. There are a lot of bad excuses to skip camping. But we have the answers to your top excuses so everyone will be a happy camper and have a good weekend camping trip.
Well, to be fair, I have a lot of friends who are making some of the issues and telling me why he can’t go. So, I have decided to make a list of excuses for them. Moreover, I have made some tips to overcome their problem.
Bad Excuses to Skip Camping
Skipping camping is a disturbing fact for the campers who love camping with their friend. A less friend on the trip makes it less enjoyable. So, this guide and advice will come handy to change their mood and decision.
I don’t like to be cold.
The great thing about camping is outside all day long, but if the weather is less than pleasant chances are you may be uncomfortable. It can be cold, hot, rainy, and even snowy.
Tips and Advice: Cold weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a camping trip in the great outdoors. Always check the weather before you go camping so you can be prepared for the elements.
Pack extra layers like warm sweaters, and thermal tops and bottoms, and bring blankets to throw over your legs when hanging out at camp.
I don’t Like the Heat and Sun
However, this can also be a problem, as some people don’t like the heat of the weather. And the sun rays can cause a problem in the rough weather. So, some people can claim these excuses to skip camping as well.
Tips and advice: Using proper sun camping hat can save you from the sun rays. Also, you can wear the appropriate lightweight and comfortable clothing as well that protect from the sun.
You can also arrange proper food and water in the camping trip. Proper preparation can be useful for the heat and sun.
I hate bugs.
Bugs can be a pain in your camping trip, especially ones that bite. There are all kinds of insects that prefer to mind their own business. But mosquitos, ticks, and no-see-ums can be a nuisance, not to mention disease spreading and ruin a perfect camping experience.
Tips and Advice: There are lots of ways to keep the bugs away so that you can enjoy camping. Before you go, pick up natural bug spray and the powerful stuff that contains DEET. You can also use some camping hammock bug net to get protection from bugs.
Consider wearing long sleeves and pants to minimize the opportunity for bugs to bite and get some citronella candles.
Leave the perfume or scented lotions at home, and if all that doesn’t help, consider investing in a screen room tent. You enjoy the outdoors, and the bugs stay out.
Camping is dirty.
Yes, campgrounds are located outside, and sometimes there is dirt. There might be some dirt like sands, water dust, and so on. Some of them can be irritating for some people who do not like it.
Tips and Advice: Many campgrounds are paved with asphalt campsites, and many have grassy areas, so you don’t have to sleep in the dirt. If you are opposed to enjoying Mother Earth, be sure to research your destination and consider adding some camping luxuries to your camping kit. Organizing the camping gear can also make things look neat and clean.
Campground reservations online give great details, and if the information you are looking for is not available online, then make a phone call. If dirt is unavoidable, bring a cot, so you don’t sleep on the ground. Pack hand sanitizer and close-toed shoes.
Many campers bring a roll of artificial grass rug for the front of their instant tent or cabin tent. Or some of the camper to keep the dirt outside. Whatever you do, remember that a little dirt never hurt.
The showers and bathrooms are gross.
Depending on the campground, sometimes the restrooms can be dirty and stinky. Many campgrounds have pit toilets, and some don’t have showers what so ever.
Tips and Advice: If you brought your air freshener, hand soap, or hand sanitizer for the bathroom, you might make some camping friends. Always carry a pair of shower shoes to keep your feet clean and a shower caddy to keep your toiletries off the floor.
If showers aren’t an option, consider investing in a solar shower for your campsite. And if you still think the showers and bathrooms are gross, it would be in your best interest to camp at a private campground or RV resort, which typically has a higher price tag, but more excellent facilities.
I’m scared of wildlife.
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Wildlife does live in the great outdoors, and there is a good reason to be scared of some animals.
Tips and advice: Different types of wild animals may be aggressive, but others pose little threat to humans. It’s best to educate yourself on the wildlife that lives in the area that you will be camping. Talk to a ranger and ask what you should do if you encounter wild animals. Also, make sure you use a perfect hammock or tent that has better protection from wildlife.
Most wildlife wants to have nothing to do with you. However, your food may be a temptation that bears, raccoons, and other animals can’t resist. Be sure to follow food storage regulations.
Looking at the bluest sky, I forget all my stresses. Going through the green I try to breathe, more than I do in my reality. So, that’s why I love camping.