Top 5 Tips For Camping With A Large Group

The more people are camping with you, the greater the responsibility. You’ll need a bigger campground, more food and more supplies to be able to accommodate everyone. It’s indeed a large feat to organize an outdoor trip for a large group, but with the right techniques, you’ll be able to organize a fun camping experience for each camper!

Let these top 5 tips for camping with a large group:

Decide on the perfect campground

Where you’ll be camping will influence your overall camping experience, especially in terms of comfort. Some important question you have to ask are “Is your group comprised of experienced campers?” and “Do you have children or seniors with you?”

If not everyone is an experienced camper, choosing a private or public campground with amenities (bathroom, water and electricity) is ideal.

Make reservations early

You don’t want to get everyone excited only to find out that the campground you made reservations at cannot accommodate your whole group. It’s important to do a thorough research of your chosen location and make reservations early. Make sure that you be clear with the number of people camping. Also, familiarize yourself with the campsite rules!

Choose an area packed with activities

A great way to give a great outdoor experience to the entire group is to choose a location that offers plenty of activities such as swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching etc. It’s also ideal to prepare other sources of entertainment such as building a campfire, playing games, treasure hunts (for kids) and more!

Assign groups

It’s important that each member of the group carries the weight of responsibility, as camping and the outdoors take a lot of work, especially if you’re in a large group. You can assign groups for specific tasks such as a set up crew, breakfast crew, dinner crew, fire crew, clean up crew etc. If your group is smaller, you can make a schedule and take turns doing the tasks.

Prepare a meal plan

Cooking for a huge crowd is no easy task. It’s ideal to create a meal plan for the whole group for the entire duration of your trip. Go for meals that can be prepared in bulk, such as soups and stews. Buying from the store in bulk would also save you money, so shop wisely before your trip!

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Tips To Enjoy the Best Christian Tours of Israel

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about trying to be more of a traveler and less of a tourist whenever you visit new places and that idea is one that is worth considering if you plan on going on a bible lands tour. While the two ideas generally sound the same, the main difference is that a tourist wants to look at things and places while a traveler tries to go further and understand these places to build a connection. This is basically what any Christian wants to do when they get the chance to go on biblical Israel tours. So, how can you be more of a traveler and less of a tourist on your next trip to Israel? Below are some tips that should help with that.

Choose Fewer Destinations

One of the things that most tourists do when they visit Israel is to try and visit as many places as possible during their tour. But, the fact is that Israel is full of interesting places to visit and if you try to cramall of them into a tour that lasts just a couple of days then you will probably just be able to get a passing glimpse at best. However, if you choose fewer destinations in your itinerary, you will get to have more time to explore each one of them and be able to understand them better, in addition to developing a more intimate connection with those places.

Stick to One Lodging

Unless the first lodging that you get is exceptionally miserable then you might want to stick to one place throughout your stay in a certain part of the country instead of trying to sample different hotels. The point here is that the longer you stay at one place, the more connected you will feel to the place. Plus, from the conversations that you have with visitors like yourself, hotel staff and even people like the taxi driver you will find out lots of interesting local tidbits.

Dine Locally

The best way to explore a culture, it is said, is through its cuisine. When it comes to Israel you will be able to do that better by dining locally instead of dining at starred restaurants. For starters, the conversation at local eateries is more open and fluid which would give you a chance to interact with the people and learn new things every day. You may even leave with a couple of recipes for preparing local delicacies.

Do More Walking Around

If you have free leisure days during the tour, try to explore places on foot instead of using the available means of transportation. By traveling on foot, you get to see smaller details which are important but which you would may have missed when moving at speed.

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