This was not the Scout’s golden rule for no reason. The thing with camping is that you are completely vulnerable to the elements. It may rain, hail, thunder, or be scorching hot. But no matter which of these it is, you may well be outside in them, or separated from them by a mere millimetre of material. For all the above rules this one is the most important. Be prepared that the activities you have planned may not go ahead if it rains so you may be stuck with nothing to do, so bring a pack of cards. Be prepared your children will be bored because the playground is wet, so bring board games. Be prepared that you will need more water than anticipated if it is a lot hotter than you thought it would be, so make sure you have access to a fresh water supply. Be prepared that the temperature can drop significantly, especially at night, so make sure you all have lower temperature sleeping bags, and maybe even bring a shower curtain or floor mat to keep the floor clean and dry.
Aside from these technicalities, a camping holiday will offer you and whoever you are with the most fun out of any sort of holiday there is. Embrace the minimalist life style for however long you go for because you will definitely miss it, even if it does rain every day.
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