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5 Camping Essentials for the Fall


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Are you heading out into the great outdoors this fall? Well, don’t forget these five essential tips for camping in the cooler weather! We hope that this is going to be your best trip yet on Lake LBJ!

Know The Weather Forecast

We all know how fickle the Texas weather can be! Before packing your entire winter wardrobe (or the opposite), check the weather forecast! Watch for any cold fronts, warm fronts, rain or shine! It’s always best to be prepared.

Pack An Adequate Sleeping Bag

There’s absolutely nothing worse than freezing through the night, so pack a sleeping bag suitable for Texas temperatures! Also carry with you a sleeping pad to provide extra cushion and warmth throughout the night.

Purchase Only the Best Tent

It pays off to do your research when purchasing a new tent. Remember to also bring along a tarp for underneath your tent to keep moisture from seeping in, and consider purchasing an additional tarp for the top!

Layer Your Clothes

Often times, Texas fall seasons consist of cooler weather in the mornings and warmer weather in the afternoons. This can make dressing yourself a little complicated! That’s why we suggest layering your clothing; as the day warms up, you can peel off a layer or two and be perfectly comfortable.

Pack Enough Firewood

Ah, a nice fire to keep your warm in the evenings, and set a peaceful ambience! Sure, you may be able to gather wood at your campsite, but it’s best to arrive prepared. Bring enough firewood for your entire trip, and maybe a few extra logs. A few more s’mores never hurt anyone, right?

We hope these tips provide you with a solid foundation of what to bring on your fall camping trip. And of course, don’t forget to stay safe, dry, and warm this fall out on Lake LBJ!

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