The summer season is upon us, and you know what that means: camping. And if you're like most people, the thought of spending a night in the woods can make your palms sweat. It's not exactly relaxing to think about bears lurking around every corner or getting lost on your way back to camp. But don't fret! With a few precautions and tips from experienced campers, you'll be able to relax and enjoy yourself.

When it comes to planning family vacations, the possibilities are truly endless. But with the choices come a lot of pressure to plan an unforgettable experience. A camping trip can be the ideal way for family members to reconnect and build new memories together.

1) Pack Right

Once you have figured out what you are going to take with you, there are a few things that you need to do right.

The first is to make sure your pack is waterproof.  If it isn't, buy a pack cover or get some trash bags and line your pack.

Secondly, make sure everything has a place for storage

2. Turn off your phone. Stop texting and turn down your tech for goodness sake. Enjoy God’s good creation without distractions and just be with those who are with you. You won’t regret this tip for sure!

3) Make a list of what you wish you had taken on your trip and what you packed but didn't use. This will help you modify what you pack the next time. Eventually, you will realize how little you really need to pack for an overnight trip.

4) Take a good survival knife and a basic survival kit.

5) Get your hands on some quality water purification tablets or drops. The Sawyer water filter is great for this as it can be used to filter dirty water and then you can use the dirty water in your bottles.

6. It is easy to dehydrate when you're traveling so make sure you have a source for reasonably clean water on your trip. Also, don't forget a water purifier.

7) Bring a Tiny Survival Guide with you, and make one thing new out of the book every day of your adventure.

8) FOCUS on taking food that does not require much preparation.

Boiling water is about all the preparation that I usually want. Cleaning burnt pots and pans on an adventure is a drag! Here's a complete backpacking food kit... (However, I usually plan one special meal and suffer the clean up. Fresh rabbit cooked over an open

Traveling with a group of people is much more fun than traveling alone. However, it can also make things more complicated. If you’re traveling in a small group of two or three people, it’s easy to coordinate plans but difficult to split the costs. I’ve been in this situation many times and I’ve learned that there is an easy way to manage expenses and get the most out of your trip.

Conclusion: So, now that you have some tips for camping with your family, why not try it out? Grab the kids and plan a weekend at nearby state park or private campground. You'll enjoy the time spent together and create memories that will last a lifetime.