If you are planning an ATV camping trip especially with other people, it can be hard trying to figure out what you and everyone else is looking to do on the trip. For some people, ATV camping might just be riding somewhere, putting up a tent somewhere, having a fire, and that’s it. For others though, ATV camping might mean riding the trails around the camping area, fishing, hiking, or photography.
So trying to please everyone can be very difficult. After several ATV camping trips with different people I have finally figured out “The Secret To Planning An ATV Camping Trip With Others”. Since you can’t please everyone…Just Do It!
What I mean is set a date and a location and go with it. If some people can’t make the date or don’t like the location, that’s fine. There will be other trips that they can make or they can plan a trip based on their schedule or preferred location.
I know when I plan an ATV camping trip there is usually one or two die-hard ATV camping fans that can make it. If nobody can make the trip, it’s no big deal just plan another. I don’t recommend ATV camping alone, I just prefer the comradely and safety of the buddy system.
The great thing about ATV camping is there is so much to do and enjoy. For me I like to wake up early, make a pot of coffee and go on a short hike before breakfast. After breakfast I like to take off on the ATV for a long ride (most of the day) returning to camp in the late afternoon in time for a game of horseshoes or all-terrain bocce ball before dinner.
After dinner I like to sit around the campfire and talk about the days events. But that’s me, I am very flexible and don’t like being tied down to a schedule. So if out riding and we come upon a lake or a stream I don’t mind stopping for a spell to go swimming or see if there are any fish to catch for dinner.
Since I am trying to become more photogenic, I don’t mind taking time for some picture taking of some of the local sites and scenery. I have missed so many photo opportunities on past camping trips, rides and hikes.
My point here is the secret to planning an ATV camping trip with others is not to dwell on what is good for everyone. Set a date and a location where there is plenty to do for everyone and just go for it. You will be amazed at how things fall into place once you are at the campsite.