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    5 Tips to Camp Happy

    Whether you’re about to set out on a camping trip or are just beginning the planning process, consider these tips and advice to have an enjoyable camping trip.

    1. Plan it out
    You never want to just wing it when you’re out in the wilderness. It doesn’t matter if you’re a camping beginner or a seasoned pro, it’s always good to have a game plan set in place. Make a checklist for your expenses and food supply and include a budget for both. You’ll thank yourself later.

    2. Set up a meal plan
    If you’re planning on cooking all your meals, it still helps to prep your ingredients beforehand. Chop, slice and dice in your own kitchen space. You won’t have the same comfort and ease doing so in the limited confines of the campground. It will also help with packing and transporting, as you’ll have exactly what you need to start any meal.

    3. Research camping hacks
    There’s no need to break the bank when you go camping. Maximize your budget by repurposing everyday items. Instead of buying a lantern, place a headlamp around a water jug. The jug will light up your tent and save you money at the same time.

    4. Reserve the best spot
    Every camping site has its own personality, and it’s best to scope out each place before you pitch that tent. If you’re looking for seclusion, opting for a private campground away from neighbors may be your best bet. But if you’re looking for more fun and action in your vacation, a public campground will be more likely to have activities planned that you can take advantage of.

    5. Decide on shelter
    Comfort should be your number one priority. Settling down and sleeping outside your comfort zone can ruin your entire vacation. Before you set out on your camping trip, decide if you want to rough it out or just get a slight feel for being out in the wild. This will help you choose between different types of camping shelters including a tent, cabin or camper.

    If you’re looking for the ultimate camping experience, make sure to check out Isle of Capri® Lula’s Camp Happy Giveaway on June 27. Play today to earn entries and you could be camping in style in a brand new camper! Plus, make sure to get your free daily entries before the Grand Prize drawing on June 27 at 11:30pm.
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