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Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Planning a romantic camping trip is a cost efficient way to nature lovers to spend time together while enjoying all that the great outdoors have to offer. Planning your trip properly will allow you to sit back and relax with your sweetie, without the need to go into town for supplies.

What to Bring

A romantic camping trip should be planned so that you have everything you will need on hand. You should include a basic first aid kit with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, as well as bandages and antibiotic ointment. Also, make sure that you include a wide selection of foods, including some that you can have fun with. Strawberries, wine, and snack foods are easy to prepare and let you spend more time together and less time over a smoky campfire trying to prepare a meal.

It is still a great idea to bring along a romantic dinner, however. You may want to invest in a portable stove that allows you to boil water and make basic meals without the need of using the campfire. You will need to bring along a few small bottles of propane for the camp stove. You will also need your tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and possibly an air mattress for comfort. The amount of time that you are spending at the camp site will help you determine how much food, water, and supplies you need.

Romance and the Outdoors

There is nothing more romantic than sitting under the stars, by a roaring campfire, with your partner. Hiking is also a great opportunity to get to know one another better. There will be no one around to bother you, so you can take your time and enjoy the sights. There are many campgrounds that offer spectacular views as well as camping facilities. You may want to check and see which amenities are offered before you go camping. Your partner may not feel as good if there aren’t any showers available at the camp site that you have chosen.

You may want to go out to the campgrounds and spend some time looking for the perfect spot to reserve. You can often pre-pay for your camping area several weeks in advance, so that you have the best choice. You will want to find a spot that is quiet, and away from the public areas of the campground. To make sure that your camping area is romantic, you can bring along torch lights and other special lighting made just for camping. Make sure that you know the rules of the campground concerning the use of torches and other fire burning accessories, however.

Camping Activities

When you are planning a romantic camping trip, don’t forget to plan some activities for the two of you. Traditional activities, like roasting s’mores over the campfire, are a great addition to any camping trip. You can also try to bring along some fun, romantic games with you, as well. Leave the cell phone off during the trip, and leave your laptop at home. Take the time to enjoy nature and your significant other, without the interference of everyday life.

Hiking, swimming, and even spending a morning sleeping in are all great ways to spend your time together. Try not to fit too many activities into one day, and instead spend the time talking to your significant other and relaxing. There are plenty of things to do in nature, but relaxing beside the water or spending time beside the campfire talking are the things that you may remember most in the years to come.

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