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3 Common Camping Mistakes


We’ve all been there - you’re so ready to get out of the city and spend a weekend camping on the lake that you don’t plan accordingly, or worse - end up forgetting some of the essentials. Then (to go along with the good luck you’re having so far) your tent rips and you didn't bring anything that could fix it. Suddenly, your “amazing” camping trip has turned into a trip full of errand-running gathering the necessary tools and materials. You’re not the only one who’s had this experience - a poorly planned trip can sure put a damper on your camping trip by the lake.

While this list could certainly be longer, at least knowing these few common camping mistakes can make for a much smoother and more relaxing weekend on Lake LBJ.

1. Using New Equipment Before Testing It

Whether it’s a new tent or even a new sleeping bag, planning to use it without testing it first could lead to some disappointment and a lot of inconvenience. It’s easy to avoid this one though, just learn everything you can about your new camp gear before you go on your trip!

2. Setting up Your Campsite in the Dark

If you’re planning on setting up your campsite (assuming you’re bringing a tent) when you get there, you’ll want to leave early in the day. If you haven’t been to the campsite before, it can be extremely difficult to set up an unfamiliar campsite - or find your way to the bathrooms, for that matter - in the dark.

3. Forgetting to Check the Weather

While there are plenty of things to do around Lake LBJ no matter what the weather is, you’ll still want to check the weather - at least to help you pack appropriate clothing. Knowing the weather beforehand can also help you to plan the right activities for your trip - you may not be able to take the boat out on the water all weekend (like originally planned) if the weather isn’t permitting.

If you do happen to make a few rookie mistakes along the way, don’t let it get in the way of your fun and relaxing weekend!

Amy Renken is a writer for hire based out of Austin, Texas. Amy has a background in business management and accounting, but also writes on topics such as parenting, lifestyle, health, travel, and education. Although she mainly focuses on blogging for businesses, she has also written numerous articles for many publications like Huffington Post, All4Women and My Bank Tracker. Amy is a proud wife and mom constantly finding herself constantly chasing her 18-month-old toddler around. Amy and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking and lots of music! You can learn more about Amy and her services on her website (, stop by and say hi!

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GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.67 low. Black bass are fair on root beer, plum or raspberry plastic finesse worms, and shallow diving crankbaits near docks, creeks edges, and rocky areas. Crappie are good on minnows and lighter jigs around brush piles and docks. White bass are good over main lake points, flats drop-offs, and humps in 20-35’ with white or chartreuse slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are good on punch bait in 8-15’.