Check Your Equipment

If you’re roughing it in a tent it’s a good idea to go through your camping gear beforehand. Check for holes, mold or rips in your tent, sleeping bag, air mattress and such. Test all of your camping equipment to ensure it’s in good working order. Make sure your sleeping bag and tent are water resistant and intended for use in cold weather.

If you’re RVing you’ll need a complete inspection before hitting the road.

Check the Weather Forecast

Spring temperatures can range from freezing to balmy. Severe temperature changes can occur within the same day. Rain, thunderstorms and lightning are commonplace. Make sure you pay particular attention to the weather forecast before heading out. It could make or break your camping trip.

A Tarp is Essential

A tarp is probably the most versatile of all camping essentials. Use it to protect the bottom of your tent from the spring mud, create a makeshift shelter for outdoor cooking items, or protect your tent in the rain.

Bring a First Aid Kit

Don’t camp without a well-stocked first aid kit. Scrapes and cuts are likely to happen, especially when setting up camp. You’ll want to have things like adhesive bandages, gauze pads, sterile wipes, hydrocortisone cream, hydrogen peroxide, tweezers, aspirin and any prescription meds at hand.

Warm Clothing

Spring evenings are anything but warm. A waterproof jacket and boots will keep you prepared for the rain and mud. Dress in layers. If it’s unusually warm, you can remove a layer or two. If the weather turns cold, you can always add clothing. Long sleeve shirts and pants will also help keep the bugs at bay.

Insect Repellent

The wet weather and standing water that comes with spring is a breeding ground for mosquitos, black flies and other insects. Using a repellent like DEET will also protect you from ticks.

Don’t Forget A Lantern, Flashlight or Headlamp

You don’t want the camping fun to end just because the sun has set. Illuminate your campsite, navigate a dark trail or read a book in your tent with a lantern, flashlight and/or headlamp.

Spend Time At Acorn Acres!

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