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5 HELPFUL HACKS FOR CAMPING IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Camping is often synonymous with roughing it out. However, most people don’t realise the extent of this until they decide to go camping in the Australian outback. You’ll be miles away from civilisation and camping with little to no amenities as well as under extreme temperatures. This can be an exciting challenge for camping enthusiasts. However, if you feel a bit reluctant, there are some things you can do to make the experience more comfortable. Here are five helpful hacks for camping in the Australian outback.

CLEAN TENT HACK

In the great outdoors, your tent serves as your refuge from all the elements. You want to keep it as clean as possible. However, camping in the Australian outback means having to deal with a lot of dust. Place a ground sheet or a rubber mat in front of your tent to prevent dust from entering. Remove your shoes and make sure your feet are clean before going inside the tent.

Also, consider setting up a separate shade shelter beside your tent. This will serve as the main lounging area. Your tent, on the other hand, will be strictly for sleeping only.

GOOD HYGIENE HACK

You won’t have the luxury of toilets and showers when camping in the Australian outback. Water is also a valuable resource, so it’s best to only use it for drinking. So, how will you maintain good hygiene? Use wet wipes and hand sanitizer. When resources are scarce, these two toiletries will be enough to keep you clean and feeling fresh.

COLD WATER HACK

Camping in the Australian outback means preparing for the heat. It can get very hot in the Australian outback. You’ll need to drink enough water to avoid getting dehydrated. In these kinds of situations, it also feels better to drink cold water. Before leaving home or a major town, freeze your water bottle. You’ll be able to have a refreshing drink throughout the day.

At night, temperatures tend to drop, and it can get quite chilly even in the Australian outback. Boil some water and put it in your bottle. This will serve as a personal heater that you can keep inside your sleeping bag at night. It’ll be enough to keep you warm while you’re sleeping.

YUMMY FOOD HACK

All your perishable food items should be stored inside a cooler. As much as possible, though, choose non-perishable items. If food isn’t stored properly, the extreme heat will hasten the spoiling process. You don’t want to have an upset stomach in the Australian outback — especially since there are no toilets in the vicinity.

GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP HACK

Once the sun sets, there’s not much to do in the Australian outback. After stargazing, it’s best to head to your tent and catch some sleep. If you sleep early, you’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep and still wake up early enough to catch the sunrise. Once the sun makes an appearance, you’ll be able to do so much more. Also, you’ll have enough energy for another full day of activities.

The challenging conditions associated with camping in the Australian outback can be intimidating. It’s okay to feel a little bit reluctant. However, these five hacks will help make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable. The most important hack of all, though, is to have a positive attitude. If you have a good outlook, it won’t matter that camping conditions are less than ideal. You’ll have a pleasant experience and who knows, you might want to go back and camp some more in the Australian outback.

 


 

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Jane F
jane.f@dinga.com.au

Jane loves camping, hiking and anything to do with the outdoors. She might love glamping but she will do it all.