Going on an adventure with your friends can be an awesome experience. Some people might like to pitch a tent somewhere and spend a weekend drinking by a campfire. But if you’re more adventurous, you probably want to arrange something a little more strenuous. There’s so much you can do if you want to do an outdoor weekend. You could go paddling in kayaks or canoes, hike, or perhaps go cycling. Arranging a trip with friends can be difficult, however. You’re stuck together for the length of the trip, and it’s essential that everyone gets on. Try these factors to make your trip perfect.
Take an RV – If you want to rough it, sleeping in tents is a great way to spend the night on an outdoor adventure. It’s the best choice if you’re going to be moving around and will end up away from your vehicle at night. But if you plan to return to the same spot every night or spend your time around the campgrounds, an RV is a great choice. If you have a bunkhouse RV, there’ll be plenty of room for everyone. You shouldn’t be getting in each other’s way, and everyone will have the space to get some time alone if they need it.
Consider Experience and Knowledge – You need to think about how experienced all your friends are with outdoor pursuits. You don’t all have to be wilderness survival experts. However, at least one person needs to know some safety rules and procedures. There are some situations when you wouldn’t want only one person with the right knowledge. For example, you probably don’t wish to be the only person who has been in a kayak before. Although no one needs to be an expert, they do need to have the right attitude. Try to take friends who are going to keep up a positive atmosphere, even when things are tough.
Plan an Itinerary – You need to have a solid plan before you go. Knowing where you’re going, what you’re going and when are the most important things. You might like to keep things casual, but an organized trip is more likely to go off without a hitch. Plan out how far you intend to go each day or what you plan to do. Try to allow for anything that could go wrong, including adverse weather or getting lost. Don’t time things so tightly that one mistake could make everything unravel.
Prepare as Much as Possible – Try to get as much as you can planned out in advance. Book your accommodation or campground as soon as possible. If you leave it too late, you could miss out. Start thinking about food too, and how you’re going to cook while you’re away. Write a list of equipment you need too, and make sure you’re not the only one bringing it all. Split up the responsibilities and delegate them so everyone pulls their weight.
It might seem more fun to pick a destination and just wing it. But your trip will be more fun if you have a better idea of what you’re doing.