The fall season is a great time to get out and enjoy camping before the winter chill arrives. Between the cooler evenings and more tolerable daytime weather, this truly is the perfect season to experience the best time for camping. If you’re debating going camping in the fall, and need a little nudge, then you’ll enjoy reading this post. I’m going to tell you why you simply must go camping in the fall.
5 Reasons To Go Camping in the Fall
No matter what are of the country you plan to go camping in during the fall, you cannot argue with the fact that the scenery is breathtaking. With the leaves changing colors, and the gorgeous sunsets how could you go wrong getting out there with nature and taking it all in?!
Camping rates are often more affordable during the off season. After Labor Day passes, most campgrounds lower their rates and offer a chance to get a first come first serve spot at their campground.
Fall season camping means that you can enjoy your favorite comfort food cooked over an open campfire. Stock up on the cast iron and wood, because you’re going to love campfire cooked meals during your fall season camping adventure.
Those pesky summer bugs are slowly disappearing which means you can enjoy fall camping with fewer bugs. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand having bugs flying all around me during my family camping adventures.
Have you ever tried to camping during the peak season? Most places are so crowded that you can’t fully enjoy yourself. The fall season allows you to enjoy the full extent of what your campground offers such as activities and events without the crowds.
Being able to enjoy more of the campground with fewer people, fewer bugs, and tolerable temperatures are enough to make me want to schedule a weekend away in the great outdoors camping with my family.
You may not be convinced to go camping in the fall because you have this one question on your mind. How do campers stay warm in the fall?
The Best Way to Stay Warm When Camping
One best way campers stay warm in the fall is to bring layers of blankets, drink hot cocoa, and pick a seat around the campfire. It’s hard to enjoy your campfire during the hotter months, so fall is the perfect time to stay warm around a cozy campfire as you sip a hot cup of cocoa and wrap up in your favorite fleece blanket to keep yourself comfortable during the cooler fall evenings.
Camping Gear to Keep You Warm
There is also some gear you can get to help you stay warm inside your tent. You can grab a sleeping pad for your sleeping bag. We have the Coleman Self Inflating Sleeping Pad and we know a lot of people like the Outdoorsman Lab Sleeping Pad. You need to have a good tent for amping. You can check some of the cold weather tents. We use our Ozark tent for our family.
Looking to keep your tent warmer? You can purchase a camping tent heater. We had the Coleman BlackCat heater but somehow it got lost and we can no longer find to purchase – for now. Other have mentioned using Mr. Heater Little Buddy and the Mr. Buddy Portable Heater but we have not tried this.
You also keep your tent warm using Mylar thermal blankets. Just duct tape these blankets to the top of your tent. Doing this will reflect much of the heat inside (your body heat) the tent back down. Sleeping with a hot water bottle also keeps your body warm.
What should you wear when fall camping? Avoid tight-fitting clothing (socks, underwear, gloves) that may restrict blood flow to your body. They may look cute and cozy but they are not the best to wear to stay warm. Wear synthetic fabrics or wool. No cotton clothing. Consider warm socks, fingered gloves, and a cozy cap.
I hope you get a chance to try some fall camping and that guide helped you get ready.
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