When you're planning for a weekend getaway, the first thing that you need to address is the selecting dates for the trip. It is important that you figure out when you will be taking your weekend outdoor trip and whether it will be extended. If you do speculate that the trip might be extended then you will have to plan accordingly. However, if you think that you will be sticking to the duration you allotted to yourself, that is also okay. As long as you are sure of your trip's duration!