Going on an adventure? Take these tips with you!

Springing Forward!

Rain, flowers, mud, grass, sunny warmer days, cool temps...
The Spring season has it all!
We've provided a short list to keep you prepared for all the
unpredictable weather you may encounter on your travels.

- Pack extra socks for those rainy days

- Take good care of your boots/shoes- they'll be muddy one day and dry the next

- SUNGLASSES to enjoy those beautiful sunny days

- Animal repellant. Now, we don't go into preferences, but be aware of what wildlife is stirring when and locations.

- Bring an extra tarp or two to use as a canopy, keep your floor dry or other creative uses. Many van community members are installing van awnings, as seen in the picture below from Thule- https://www.thule.com/en-us/van-accessories/awnings

Understanding your adventure purpose can prepare you for many unplanned situations. Read below our suggestions for your upcoming trip

1) Know your why
Why are you going on this adventure? To join a group? To cross off a bucket list item? To accomplish an achievement? Make sure you know your why before you pack your gear- it'll save you time and help you prepare better.

2) Treat your adventure as a project
Create a to-do list and a supply list, even make a goal list for your destination. You'll thank yourself for listing out the materials needed and your end-in-mind.

3) Set a budget
This is important in almost everything you do. It's fun to be spontaneous, but when you're out on your journey and you've already spent your funds on that souvenir- that you absolutely must have- all of a sudden you have an unexpected expense. Make sure to budget for any costs that may occur- impulsive and planned.

4) Do a test run on all your gear
For any journey, make sure you test your equipment out. Whether it's in your home or testing it out during a short adventure, it's essential to know your equipment will not fail you when it really counts. If possible, always pack extra batteries, charges, and other supplies. The weather impacts functionality, so keep that in mind.

Come back next month for more adventure tips!

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