7 Mistakes While Tent Camping | For Beginners

7 Mistakes While Tent Camping | For Beginners

7 mistakes that tent campers and car campers tend to make (especially beginners). I mentioned these other videos:

Dressing in layers (what to wear camping): https://youtu.be/3GDFE74jc-U

What to pack camping (packing checklist): https://youtu.be/Jy78HF7JlyU


  1. Angler2058 on August 6, 2022 at 3:58 am


  2. Francois Nguyen on August 6, 2022 at 3:59 am

    I haven’t gone camping in years. Since I was a teen. This these tips are helpful refresher.

  3. Wallace Bell on August 6, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Always make a checklist and life will be easier at the camp site!

  4. NoMo MoMo on August 6, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Might add that when camping /cooking at very high altitudes your normal BBQ charcoal won’t get hot enough to boil water. Bring white gas and small burner.

  5. John M on August 6, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Don’t wear cotton jeans, okay got it. Will check out those links, thanks.

  6. Edwin J SKI Korczynski on August 6, 2022 at 4:03 am

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  7. R G on August 6, 2022 at 4:04 am

    1, Underestimating calorie requirements.
    2. Take camp clothes. Getting out of the day’s hiking clothes makes a huge improvement on the trip
    3 Don’t buy cookware from a camping store.
    4. Spend 15 minutes in the morning taking care of your feet. Moleskin is wonderful.
    5. Skip the underwear.
    6. Tell people where you are going.
    7. Break in the hiking boots before the trip.

  8. JAY Macky on August 6, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Hot hands/hot pockets are a lifesaver. Toss a couple into the sleeping bag.

  9. Felipe Ribeiro on August 6, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Excellent video! Thanks

  10. 321scully on August 6, 2022 at 4:11 am

    Much of this is common sense, in my experience keeping warm is very important, making sure you have a complete tent you can put up and knowing what facilities you will have on the camping site and a general knowledge of the area you will be camping in. There is much to consider but give it a go and sometimes you have to learn the hard way. However just enjoy it!

  11. Ithaca Comments on August 6, 2022 at 4:11 am

    My favorite camping location is one mile from a Friendly’s and a Target!

  12. Devin M on August 6, 2022 at 4:14 am

    I’ve got a huge problem with over-packing I’m an avid solo camper and I am struggling to get my gear reduced to an acceptable level, its so bad that I am often struggling to make space for Firewood.

    side note: I’ve never enjoyed air pad’s so I harkened back to the days my grandparents took us camping and brought along a foam pad (its incredible how well these do with heat retention) but man does it take up a ton of space

  13. TB Asparagi on August 6, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Brilliant tips! I put the link to it in my own upload’s description👍

  14. Paige Stoermer on August 6, 2022 at 4:16 am

    tint camping

  15. Free Thinker on August 6, 2022 at 4:17 am

    mistake: trusted "you don’t have to put a tarp under your tent" WRONG. lol

  16. Gracie Villarreal on August 6, 2022 at 4:17 am


  17. Aaron d on August 6, 2022 at 4:18 am

    At first I was a little turned off by the Hipster Camper vibe… but all in all, great advice.

  18. Denis A. on August 6, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I have my list of important things that have to be taken and then pack the rest…then I weight the whole thing and if is tooooo much, I start to cut the unnecessary. I lent my tent to a friend told to pack everything right how she find it, then in a last minute trip(got few days free) i grab the tent and pack…just to get to camp and the pole were not there!!!!! What a nightmare…with string, rope, some twigs…I put that thing up and god was mercy…no rain! Always check your gear. Thanks for this video…just find you and subs.

  19. Dawson's Tinker Shack on August 6, 2022 at 4:22 am

    lol dressing badly ,oh you meant for comfort ,lol i was going to say those pants are awesome , and the way they compliment that hat just leaves me speechless…….😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  20. Jose Lavoy on August 6, 2022 at 4:23 am

    dude! ty! very good info!

  21. Jersey Style on August 6, 2022 at 4:23 am

    I had a cargo trailer that I turned into a camper I never used because my wife did not like camping😂 then we split up and I bought a Sunray 109, it’s a little camper with a little kitchen in the back almost like a teardrop, I saw that about a couple months ago now instead of me buying another camper I’m thinking of just buying a double layer real good tent 🏕 👍🏽 i’m gonna watch some of your videos for some tips thank you

  22. Jim Minshall on August 6, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Great video!

  23. Free Thinker on August 6, 2022 at 4:24 am

    "Please bring your own drinking water" was all they said online. UHM…it should have said bring any & all water you need for only every.thing. I was looking for non-potable water just to wash a pan – no such thang was to be found. Who knew?

  24. Michael B on August 6, 2022 at 4:24 am

    On #1 – Forgot to mention to check the tent from top to bottom, and side to side for any damage or mildew etc.

  25. Peter Henare on August 6, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Straight off the BAT🏏 you got me.😅🤣😂🤣

  26. Judi Freeland on August 6, 2022 at 4:29 am

    I’ve never been camping! This is helpful thanks

  27. Andrea Daley Utronebel on August 6, 2022 at 4:30 am

    you need lots of paper towel

  28. Lissette Lizama on August 6, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Just came back from camping in Ocala, FL. didn’t realize it would get so cold at night in the middle of summer. I didn’t put on the rain fly and slept in a sports bra because I was so hot. Temps dropped in the middle of the night and my son had dragged along a heavy winter blanket he ended up having to share with me. I woke up with a cold. I had also gone swimming in Blue state springs earlier and the water was also freezing.

  29. Simon Wright on August 6, 2022 at 4:32 am

    As a relative newbie, one big mistake we did was to put the (white) light on inside the tent before zipping up the door. Within seconds, the tent dills with bugs that annoy the occupants for the remainder of the night!

  30. Will spill on August 6, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Don’t put a title then explain the title like that, or make it quicker

  31. Emily Falcone on August 6, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Should have watched this before my last trip to the snow. I was so concerned with dressing warm enough it didn’t even occur to me how wet I’d get. Leather boots, cotton socks, cotton jeanes, all soaked and frozen solid before I even got the tent up!

  32. glen johnson on August 6, 2022 at 4:35 am

    the first thing you said. about tents and leaking. brought back a nightmare of weekend. we went to a bike rally. got almost there and we noticed we lost our tent on the way so we hit walmart and bought a 4 person tent. about $50 i’m guessing. and went on our way. well first thing it must have been for 4 midgets. but it was only for 3 days. we can do it. plus we was just married so i didn’t mind sleeping close with her. BUT after we got it put up it started raining. and with in 5 minutes we had 2 inches of water in the tent. it was leaking from every seam. she ended up sleeping in the truck and i put the tent on a hill and poked a hole in the lowest corner so the water could run out as fast as it came in. the next day that tent went back to walmart and i found a sporting store and bought $200 tent and some silicone spray for tents. so i say always spend the money for a nice tent

  33. dkbt1 on August 6, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Love this video! Very informative! Recently been bitten by the camping bug so really appreciate this advice.Best wishes from Scotland!

  34. Lucky_Owl on August 6, 2022 at 4:36 am

    idk if NEED a pad is correct… it def helps but I’ve made due in the past

  35. konstantin bogus on August 6, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Quite the best video i’ve seen for the amateurs.
    Watching that after finding out my brand new tent misses the stakes (which should have been included)

  36. mikgus on August 6, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Yes! have done all of them and will probably do them again

  37. William Westrope on August 6, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Don’t forget to check fire danger and Public Use Restrictions. You can’t cook on the fire if you are not allowed to have a fire.

  38. Jay's Booshcraft on August 6, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Yep I have forgotten dish soap, a dish drying cloth and spatula too (seperate trips haha). In terms of the main camping gear I’m usually good but did once forget my super useful bandana because i last minute changed bags and it was in one of the pockets of the bag i didn’t take. Great video, lot of truths I can vouch for. Remember one of my first camping trips with a friend, he didn’t take a mat and bought one mid trip, he slept in multiple clothes in his sleeping bag but felt cold, with even cheap mat- problem solved.

  39. Da on August 6, 2022 at 4:42 am

    this is useless info omg its like he is talking to his kids all the ideals are wrong stf up

  40. Paint and puzzle on August 6, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Most recent mistake: having a tent with windows up high. It was so hot and no airflow. This tent is not for summer camping. (I ended up sleeping a few hours in the hammock, but with a toddler and a preschooler we had to be inside the tent. Everyone was sleeping in just their underwear on top of their sleeping bags.) It was miserable and moist all night. Camping tips always seem to be for when it’s cold.

  41. Created By Nori Elan on August 6, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Great video! Thank you for sharing.

  42. Jess Español on August 6, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Also those sleeping bag ratings are for survival not comfort lol. Learned that the hard way

  43. Ashlyn Sullivan on August 6, 2022 at 4:48 am

    An emergency mylar blanket is super useful. Light weight doesn’t take up space, of course can be used as a blanket but also a can be used as a tarp. If the wind kicks up use it between the rain fly and tent body conserve some heat, got a leak use it as an rain fly, need to take a leak wrap it around you to keep your bum warm.
    Pocket hand warmers are great if you are camping in cool weather, just put them in your sleeping bag. Even if it’s warm a little heat can be soothing for achy ankles and feet.

  44. Art Fishing And Eternity on August 6, 2022 at 4:48 am


  45. krankrocker on August 6, 2022 at 4:49 am

    #8: Forgetting the beer.

  46. Lerato Tabane on August 6, 2022 at 4:51 am


  47. unborn demon on August 6, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Oh you fucking campers…

  48. William Diment on August 6, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Excellent video, watched in preparation for my next camping trip after not having been for a while. Liked the comment about how cold nights can get even if its warm during the day – a pro move i remember myself making was bringing a heavy (ish) jacket to Moab in the spring of 2015 – It was 78-79 during the day, but got down to 38ish at night! Felt good to have that extra layer on – deserts can get colder than people think!

  49. Dr. MigueQC on August 6, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Failing to test the tent 🥲🥲 stakes were not complete and I didn’t have a hammer to be able to bury the stakes…

  50. Justanotherstoner on August 6, 2022 at 4:55 am

    I mean i just bring bunch of blankets still works for me

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