Camping doesn’t have to be an expensive family activity. With some planning and these tips, you can pull off a budget-friendly camping trip.

How to Plan a Low-Cost Family Camping Trip

Taking time off with the family can be costly, but you don’t have to sacrifice that valuable time just because you don’t see how you’ll do it without breaking the bank. We have good news. A camping trip can be a great family activity, and it doesn’t have to cost you an eye. Here are five camping tips that will help cut costs and still enable you to have a wonderful time.

1) Take Advantage of Items You Already Own

A great way to keep things budget-friendly is to use items you have at home and bring them on your camping trip. Why would you buy new pots for camping when you have some at home? You can bring along kitchen tools you already own and replace sleeping bags with comforters.

2) Buy Second-Hand Camping Equipment

If you must buy equipment for your trip, consider buying it used or checking out a thrift store. You could get some hiking boots for half the price that are as a good as new. Plus, if you’re not going to live in those boots, you don’t need to spend too much on them.

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3) Stock Up on Camping Items Ahead of Time

Whenever you see items on sale that you could save for your next camping trip, buy them. Take advantage of discounts on batteries, canned goods and things of that sort. You could put together a camping box or bag to keep all these items.

4) Get Set Up at a Primitive Campsite

You can save some big bucks by choosing primitive campgrounds. The fact that they are equipped with little to no amenities makes them a lot less expensive and makes the outdoor experience more authentic.

5) Cover Your Woodpile

Camping in autumn can be a bit tricky due to the rain, especially when it comes to keeping your wood bundles dry. Spare yourself the frustration and also save some money by using a tarp to keep your woodpile safe from rain.

If you want to take your family on a total mountain adventure just minutes from Denver, give us a call and plan your next camping trip with Mile Hi Rafting. We can’t wait to help you plan your next family adventure!

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