Whether you didn’t have time to get your gear together or you couldn’t find anyone to go with you the fact remains, you’re not going camping this Memorial Weekend. That would be sad but I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to happen any other time this summer. How can you make sure you get out camping and paddling as much as you want to this summer? Follow these simple steps below and don’t spend another weekend sleeping in a bed when you could be camped beneath the stars.
- Get your calendar out and choose two weekends from each month and write in big red letters, “CAMPING!” If you don’t have an open weekend and there are graduation parties, weddings or other things happening then prioritize and decide which ones to miss. There will surely be another get-together where you can see those same people again sometime soon.
- Get out your bucket list of where you want to camp, hopefully it includes the BWCA and a trip to Voyageur. If you don’t have a list then make one and include us on it. Pick the top 10 places you want to go from your bucket list and proceed to the next step.
- Create a private event on Facebook, start a Doodle or even create a Facebook page for your Camping Weekends. Then invite people to the group who you want to spend your weekends with. See who wants to go where and when.
- Don’t be afraid to make reservations and then find out who can come along. For some places if you don’t book in advance you won’t be able to get in. You can always go solo if no one else can go with you.
Don’t put off the things in life you really want to do. Your garage can wait to be cleaned, the lawn doesn’t have to be mowed but you need to go camping, make it a priority and make it happen.
I hope you have a great Memorial Weekend and I hope you’re camping, fishing, hiking or spending most of your time outside!