Take Your Camping Trip to the Next Level

One of the best things about camping is that there is so much room for growth. Camping is a lifetime activity, and with every camping trip, you'll become better at myriad aspects of the practice, from cooking to fire-building to first aid to setting up your tent or shelter.

With that in mind, if you feel like you've hit a wall on your camping journey and want to develop into planning more adventurous outings, this article is for you.
You can try a few different methods to ramp up your camping outings. The important thing to remember, however, is to work on your skills and become a competent camper before trying to plan a high-adrenaline camping trip. Once you've cut your teeth on more mellow car-camping outings and a few backpacking trips close to home, then you can try some of the options below.
  • Try Camping Abroad
Camping in foreign countries adds a level of adventure to even the most mundane outings. There are lots of hurdles to navigate when you head out camping abroad, from accessibility to gear, food, and other supplies to foreign travel restrictions to language barriers. While you can go camping in almost any country in the world, for your first camping trip abroad, it's smart to travel to a country where your native language is already spoken, and where a modicum of outdoor tourism infrastructure is in place.
  • Incorporate High-Adrenaline Activities
If you want to plan a high adrenaline camping trip, one trick is to get involved in more outdoor activities beyond mere hiking. Incorporate sports like rock climbing, kayaking, hunting, and backcountry skiing to make a mundane camping trip more exciting.
Be sure you're a competent rock climber at your local crag, however, before you go on an overnight climbing expedition. For each sport, you'll need to pack additional gear, and you're increasing your chances of injuring yourself in the backcountry, so again, be sure you know what you're doing.
  • Go Camping in Winter
Camping in winter adds another level of adventure to a traditional camping outing. Winter camping means harsher weather, with snowstorms, sub-freezing temperatures, and other potential hazards that you won't find camping in other seasons.