Tips & Tricks for a camping trip with friends
As with any other holiday, you should discuss what your individual and group budget is for your trip beforehand. This way, everyone can set the right expectations and you can avoid unpleasant discussions about money on the road.
Things like petrol, tolls, parking fees, and basic foodstuffs are best paid for out of a joint piggy bank. Everyone pays the same amount into this beforehand and it is managed by one person on the road. Or you can use the app “Splitwise” to record your expenses during the trip and then automatically calculate who owes what to whom.
Whatever type of campsite you go to, remember to enter the correct number of people when booking, as many average pitch prices are based on a 2-person camper van.
Who does what?
You can take turns driving which makes a long drive a lot more enjoyable. But for all the other tasks that come with a camping trip, it’s a good idea to divide your workload. One person in the group is really good at cooking, another doesn’t like driving in the dark and the third can’t read maps? Talk in advance about who can do what (as well as who might enjoy that task more than others), who doesn’t like something at all, and how you can divide the work and the routes to be travelled fairly so that no one feels disadvantaged or overburdened.
What do you need for an extended camping trip? We’ve put together a great packing list for you to find everything you need for camping.
↠ Packing list for camping
If you are going camping with your friends, we recommend the following:
- UNO – the classic card game.
- Cards Against Humanity – the game that should only be played with good friends.
- Playlists – don’t forget all those songs you used to rock out to back in your school days.
- Aspirin & ingredients for a good hangover breakfast
- Noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs – in case you have a really great friend who also snores really badly
The rest is up to your imagination!