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In most cases, camping with your partner or friends is far more enjoyable than doing it on your own.
The issue is that not everyone is ready to leave the comfort of their homes for a few nights in the bush. However, there are a few things you can do to get someone to go camping with you.
Start With One Night
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Tell your friend or partner that you are only heading out for a night.
Furthermore, let them know that if they feel uncomfortable you can just pack up the car and leave. Having the option to bail out if needed is a great way to get a first-timer out in the bush.
How to Get Someone to Go Camping: Make Camp Feel More Like Home
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One of the biggest barriers to camping is not having the day-to-day amenities a house can offer. The most important ones include the toilet and shower.
Bringing a chemical toilet with you and an electric heated shower can make all the difference in the experience someone camping for the first time will have.
Mix It Up
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If your partner or friend is used to camping at a caravan park but you are trying to convince them to come camping at more remote places, then you can mix it up. What I mean by that is you can start with a day at the caravan park, then head out for two days on a remote beach with your electric shower and chemical toilet and then go back to a hotel.
Not only will this get them out in the bush, but will also help undertake multiple day trips.
How to Get Someone to Go Camping: Make the Other Person Feel Safe
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When heading out on a remote camping trip with a person who is doing it for the first time, go through the exact plan of your adventure with them. This will stop any feelings of disorientation as your partner will have an idea of the plan. Furthermore, you will prove that you know what you are doing which will make the other person feel safer.
Have a Comfortable Sleeping Setup
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A comfy bed will make the other person feel like they are not missing out on any day-to-day comforts. If your friend or partner sleeps in a tent with a thin mattress they probably won’t enjoy their night out camping!
So, invest in a better sleeping setup, help your partner get a good night’s rest, and the likelihood that they have fun and will want to go camping again will only increase!
How to Get Someone to Go Camping: A Great Camp Meal Can Get Anyone Out in the Bush
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When plotting out your adventure program and timetable make sure you mention what you are going to be doing when at camp. An interactive activity such as starting a campfire and cooking food on the actual fire can get people excited as many have never experienced wild cooking.
I personally like to use the Schenk for cooking great meals while I’m camping. It’s a simple device – a vertical ground rod, a steel cooking ring, a stainless steel grill, and a foot stabilizer – that allows you to grill, fry, and boil to your heart’s content.
The best thing about the Schenk is that it’s so versatile. You can grill hamburgers while frying bacon while making coffee. Just imagine sitting around the fire getting to smell all that great food as it cooks over the fire. Talk about a great way to get someone to go camping more often!
The Schenk is easy to transport, too. It comes in a beautiful Wannigan box, so it’s a simple matter of unpacking it and setting it up, and then reversing the process once you’re done cooking and the Schenk has cooled down.
In other words, this is an easy-to-use, highly portable device that will help you elevate your cooking game.
A well-executed campfire meal will grab anyone’s attention; therefore, make sure you nail it, and chances are your friend or partner will want to come back for more.