Skip to main content

5 Hacks for Budget Friendly Family Camping


No matter how much you love camping, if you cannot afford it, it might become difficult for you to take your family out for a camping adventure. But being short on a budget shouldn't be the reason to hold you back from taking a necessary break and enjoying on a wonderful campsite. All you need to do is learn about how you can camp on a budget and still have a great family time. 

Planning and preparing beforehand will not only save you a lot of money but struggle. Something that most people don't know, camping is not only an excellent way for some outdoor fun with family members. In fact, if done right, it can be the best and most budget-friendly family vacation you can experience.

And planning a family camping on a budget doesn't mean compromising on the quality of your experience or going to an undesirable location. You can, in fact, go to popular destinations and enjoy everything that Mother Nature has to offer without breaking a bank.

We have compiled the top five hacks you can implement for a budget-friendly family camping experience.

1.      Choose the camping site wisely

A 'getaway' with family doesn't necessarily have to be far. You can pick a nice location nearby and save on fuel. The experience of your camping trip does not change depending on the distance from home.

A budget-friendly family camping can take place closer to home. There are no hard and fast rules about exotic locations where you have to drive or fly for an adventure. Other than trying out backyard slumber party, you can even check local and state parks to use as your campground and try many different types of camping

Most of these are secured by park rangers and offer features like a picnic table, grill fire pit, etc. Again, you can save money on gas by choosing a nearby local park as your camping site without compromising on an awesome experience.

2.     Look for used camping gear

Instead of investing thousands of dollars in new camping gear, check out used items including Canvas Tents you can find at a fraction of cost. If you start looking early, you can lock incredible deals at thrift stores, garage sales, Facebook groups, eBay, Craigslist, and classified ads.

Most people who do not use their new camping gear as often can sell it at a very affordable price. Such deals can be particularly beneficial for kid gear and clothing, because kids grow up so quickly, that people often toss them out when they are not in use.

If you are lucky enough, you can even find a lot of camping tents under a hundred bucks!

3.     Rent your gear

Another great hack is to rent gear that you cannot find in a second-hand condition. Renting camping gear not only helps save you money but provides you with all necessary items and equipment you may not have purchased. Secondly, it is also a great option if you do not have enough storage space to keep your own gear.

You can find tons of places offering sleeping bags and tents on rent. Additionally, you may find equipment like bikes, rafts, climbing equipment, canoes, snowshoes, snowboards, skis, yard games and much more to ensure you have a great time with your family outdoors.

4.     Explore free recreation and camping activities

Camping is an outdoor adventure and thus involve most outdoor activities. Depending on your destination, options like mountain biking, boating, hiking, and skiing may be available to you. However, not all camping activities should be expensive.

Some of the best outdoor activities that wouldn't even cause you a penny include fishing, swimming, stargazing, hiking, and geocaching. Amidst the natural beauty of Mother Nature, do what comes to you naturally and make the most out of this experience.

5.     Use what you already have

Instead of investing in expensive sleeping pads, grab the yoga mat you already own. When you are camping on a budget, there are so many creative things you can do with the stuff you have at home. Be creative with your approach and bring every possible thing to use, especially equipment and gear.

Final Word

The cost of a budget-friendly family camping should not exceed $25 per night. The key is to select your campground wisely and after proper research. The cost may vary depending on the amenities and facilities you wish to enjoy. However, if those are kept on minimal, nothing can stop you from having a fantastic camping trip on a smaller budget. 

Comments

  1. It’s so nice of you, to create and share thoughts like those in this article! I almost feel like spreading your thoughts on What is Sling and why have multiple scripts among our fellows whose habits include visiting our website Kayakfisherly once in a while. Thanks to you

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!

3 HOME IMPROVEMENT TO MAKE BEFORE MOVING IN

While shifting to your dream house, you may face a mountain of pre-move work, including downsizing, packing, hiring moving trucks, and other help. When you already have a list full of tasks, home improvements for the new house might be the last thing. However, handling the new house renovation before moving in is convenient for you in many ways. Planning home improvement is exciting and stressful both. If you are moving to a house that is not entirely ready, you have massive things to do. To make things smooth, create a list based on priorities. If you are shifting to a freshly build house, you do not need to make a lot of renovation, though you can add a little personal touch to it. When you make house changes before moving in, you can save your floor and furniture from paint spills. You will have an open space to plan the house interior. You can protect yourself and your family from hazardous odors and dust. There are several home improvements like removing popcorn ceil