Tips For Camping With Children

tips for camping with children

Thinking about packing up the Mitsubishi and taking the kids on a fall camping trip? Make sure you are prepared! Here are some tips for camping with children…

Baby Steps

For the kids’ first trip, start small. That’s what Backcountry.com recommends. Why not start in the backyard? Setting up camp, putting up a tent, tending to a fire, sleeping in a tent–these are all things they can experience close to home. Once they get comfortable, then you can try more challenging settings.

Be Over-Prepared

As you already know, kids have a lot of specific needs, and they have a lower tolerance for being uncomfortable. Often times, camping can mean being uncomfortable. In addition to the usual things you might bring, bring things like:

  • Glowsticks (they are fun for them and they help you keep track of them)
  • An extra sleeping bag (in case of accidents)
  • Lots of snacks
  • Games
  • Lots of water

Lots of Activities

Plan to do a lot. Not because you will actually do it all, but because sometimes kids don’t take to certain activities. Hiking, swimming, fishing, wildlife observation (did you bring the binoculars?), scavenger hunt–things like that can be fun, as long as they are planned with the kids’ limitations in mind.

The most important thing to remember is that your trip probably won’t go as planned. But you already know that. Just expect the unexpected and have lots of fun!

tips for camping with children

How To Winterize Your Car

As fall gets underway, it’s time to start thinking about doing some maintenance that will help you, and your vehicle, get through the cold months without issue. Here’s how to winterize your vehicle!

# 1 – If you’ve still got your wipers on from last winter, it’s definitely time to get some new ones. Visibility is extremely important, especially when there’s snow and ice on the ground. This is something people tend to put off because wipers can often be tricky to put on. We at Pantili Mitsubishi would be happy to assist you.

# 2 – Some people like to use special winter tires during the cold weather months. The treads on winter tires are designed to stay soft even as temperatures plummet. This increases traction. Just be sure to replace them when it starts to grow warmer. The tread on winter tires can get damaged when temperatures are too warm.

# 3 – Make sure your battery is in good working order. When you stop by Pantili Mitsubishi’s service department to get your new wipers, ask us to test your battery. There’s nothing worse than being stranded with a dead battery in the dead of winter.

# 4 – Put together a winter roadside emergency kit. You should include things like food, blankets, an extra hat and gloves, and a portable crankable USB Cell Phone Emergency Charger—and anything that might seem useful were to break down in the winter.

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