If you’ve ever rushed to a travel destination only to find out you forgot to do some of the things that you planned to do, you know how bad it feels. You can’t concentrate on the things going on around you because you’re worried about what’s going on at home. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Many people feel chronically unprepared. Luckily, we’ve come up with a few suggestions that help you better prepare for your next trip to Saco River Camping Area.

The four things you don’t want to forget to do before camping are:

1. Set up an emergency point of contact.

In the event that something goes wrong, you’ll be able to reach this person and have them contact the rest of the people who need to know about your whereabouts. Save yourself time in a crisis by letting someone else do the calling for you.

2. Leave detailed instructions for the housesitter or pet caregiver.

That way, they’ll have fewer questions for you while you’re on your camping trip. You know your home and pets are in good hands because you’ve detailed exactly what needs to be done to care for them.

3. Have the post office hold your mail.

You can pick it up on your way back to your house after the trip. It’s better than having a stack of mail in your mailbox.

4. Schedule deliveries and service work for after you’ve arrived home.

If you don’t have someone watching your house and retrieving packages for you, you’ll want to avoid having a bunch of them sitting on your porch alerting passersby that you’re not home. You’ll be able to sign for packages and be in your residence when the service contractor drops by.

Camp with greater peace of mind knowing that you’ve done everything you were supposed to do. You’ll be better prepared for what transpires because you’ve taken the time to plan ahead. You won’t be stuck at the campgrounds thinking about all the things you forgot to do before you left. That makes you more present and ready for the adventure you’re about to have.