So you want to go camping?
As fall speedily approaches, SoCal residents rush to the outdoors to enjoy their favorite activities! The sun is still shining but the chilly weather allows for it to be more green and lush outside so hiking, camping, climbing, and trail running are a more feasible option. This is exciting for us living in California since we have some of the best hiking and camping options in the country!
Here’s a how-to guide with some local and non-local options to hike and camp. There are lots of click throughs with additional how-to guides that we suggest you read.
Portable stove / cookware/ propane
Non perishable foods
Lots of water
Book a campsite through recreation.gov
Choose a campsite based off the national park you desire
Joshua Tree National Park
Cleveland National Forest
Santa Barbara beach camping
Angeles National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Sequoia National Forest/ Park
Yosemite National Park
Tahoe National Forest
Easy meals when camping: (depends on the cooking vessel/if you bring a portable stove)
Soup of any kind
Hard boiled eggs
Peanut butter jelly sandwiches
Instant coffee (reiterating bringing lots of large water bottles)
Rice / beans
For more tips and tricks we recommend joining Facebook groups :