Camping in the early spring can offer a different outdoor experience as well as set of challenges. Larry Whiteley, host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio show, offers tips on how to make the most of your camping trip.
Early spring offers views of nature's beauty that can easily be missed if you're not out there camping.
While many camping tents offer the necessary shelter from the elements, only a few are suited for colder weather. Four season camping tents offer the most protection from the cold and are essential for camping in colder climates, while three season tents are usually sufficient for spring camping in most of the lower U.S.
Most sleeping bags are rated to a certain degree temperature. These ratings can be confusing if not understood correctly. Normally, a sleeping bag that is rated 10°F should be sufficient to keep the cool spring air out. Also a quality camping mattress pad will help keep the cold from reaching you through the ground.
Remember to bring along an extra jacket, a pair of long underwear and a rain suit, just in case.
Larry Whiteley is Host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio