One activity that I like to do during the summer is go camping. It’s not something that I get to do as often as I like, but it’s something that I do love to do with my Fiance. It can take a bit of research to find the right camp site. And some work to get everything packed to go, but for me it’s worth it.
I don’t recommend going camping while you’re flaring. That could potentially end very badly! I definitely want people to have good experiences while camping. You don’t want a flare to overshadow that.
There are a few different things to think about when going camping. Like whether you need running water or not. Or whether you want to go tent camping, or rent a cabin somewhere. How far out of town you want to go. Or, even if you just want to camp in your backyard(nothing wrong with that!)! And what kind of activities you want to do while camping. Now whether that’s fishing, or reading, or hiking, etc. It’s something that is important to figure out while deciding where you want to go.
Some of my favorite activities while camping are:
- Taking my dogs swimming
- Taking my dogs on a walk
- Making S’mores
- Playing board games
I have yet to go swimming while camping. And I’m not that big into fishing. But I do enjoy a good book. We also take the Nintendo 3DS camping with us. My fiance likes to sit by the camp fire and play some video games when things are starting to wind down for the day. I also don’t mind playing some Pokémon while camping 😉 Another important thing to remember, is that camping is what you make it. Find activities that you like to do, and do them while camping. There is no right or wrong way to camp in my opinion!
I’ve been camping at both “dry” campground and ones that have running water. So far I do not have a preference as to what we stay at. As long as it has some sort of bathroom I’m good. It may be a good idea to bring your own toilet paper or wet wipes. You never know what quality of TP will be available at some of these campgrounds!
Every time I’ve gone camping, it’s been tent camping. We’re talking about some day getting a popup camper, but that is a few years down the road! We’re also thinking about getting a hammock this year. I think that would be very relaxing to lay in while reading!
Here are a few things that I try to always pack in my bag:
- Extra underwear
- Sun screen
- Water bottle
I really feel like camping is something that people with IBD can do. It just takes some planning! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me(KenzieIBD@gmail.com).
What are some of your favorite activities to do while camping?