National Camping Month: 5 Worst Camping Blunders First-Timers Should Avoid

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Touch Base with Nature This June!

When was the last time you got in touch with nature? Camping is one of the best ways to leave all your stressors behind and immerse yourself in nature. If you’ve never pitched a tent in the great outdoors, this June offers you the best opportunity to go on your first camping trip.

 

5 Biggest Camping Mistakes First-Timers Should Avoid

Many first-time campers think that bringing along basic supplies and having general knowledge of their campsite would be enough to ensure their safety, comfort, and enjoyment. Unfortunately, poor planning and a lack of appropriate equipment can quickly turn their dream holiday into an unforgettable nightmare.

As we celebrate National Camping Month this June, Breast Cancer Car Donations is here to list down the common mistakes first-time campers make and how to avoid them. Check these out:

1. Arriving at the campsite in the dark

The last thing you’d want is to cut corners out of frustration while you’re pitching your tent in the dark. Additionally, arriving late at your campsite increases your chances of ending up in the worst spot. Try your best to have at least four hours of daylight at your campsite before the first night’s sleep.

2. Using the wrong tent

You can’t expect to sleep comfortably throughout the night if you end up choosing the wrong tent. Since these things come in various qualities, styles, and ease of setup, it’s best to do your research before making an actual purchase. Besides picking a tent that can withstand harsh weather conditions, you’d want to go one size up so that you can have more storage space.

Moreover, don’t be that person who arrives at their campsite with a broken tent. Before you leave the house, be sure to check your tent’s fabric, zippers, and poles.

3. Wearing the wrong clothes

Although you don’t have to bring too many clothes on your camping trip, you’d need to pack layers that can help keep you warm and dry. Leave your fancy shoes and flimsy clothing at home. Wear your sneakers and bring a pair of sandals, too.

4. Ignoring wildlife

Since a seemingly harmless deer or raccoon is attracted to specific odors, they can wreak havoc on your campsite if you fail to pack your food or dispose of your trash carefully. When you’re not in your tent, be sure to keep your tent fly closed to keep these creatures at bay.

Furthermore, storing your toiletries in your tent is like an open invitation for wild animals and critters to share your tent with you. It’s best to keep your insect repellant, toothpaste, soap, and other personal-care products in the same dry bag you use for storing food. You can also keep them safely locked away in your car. Lastly, you’d want to stay alert and know what to do if you encounter potentially dangerous wildlife.

5. Forgetting to bring a first-aid kit

In case of an accident, having a well-stocked first-aid kit can save your camping trip. Before you leave, replace expired medications and make sure that the contents of your kit are complete so that you’ll have everything you need.

 

Spare a Thought for the Breast Cancer Sufferers in Your Area

Before embarking on your first camping adventure this National Camping Month of June, spare a thought for the struggling breast cancer patients in your community. If you’re looking to ease their pain and sorrow, consider donating an unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to help save the lives of those patients.

Our team will auction off your donated vehicle to raise funds to support the life-saving programs of our charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are dedicated to delivering financial assistance to indigent breast cancer sufferers for their surgical procedures, treatment, hospital fees, outpatient medication, and other essential health care services.

As a donor, you’ll find yourself reaping rewards for your act of compassion. We’ll pick up your vehicle for free no matter where it’s stored or parked in the country. You’ll also receive the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards are nothing compared to the priceless joy of knowing that you’re doing something that can help save lives.

Nearly all types of vehicles are acceptable to us, including those that are no longer in good condition.

If you have any questions or concerns about our donation program, feel free to contact us anytime at 866-540-5069. You may also send us a message here and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can.

 

Turn Your Vehicle Into a Lifesaver Today!

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Why wait until your unwanted vehicle rots in your garage? Turn it into a powerful life-saving tool instead. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form to process your donation now!

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