CAMPING 101: BASICS TO TAKE CAMPING
So, you’ve decided to go on camping for the first time. Before getting into action, you may want to know some basics in camping. When you’re starting off buying gear, you don’t want to waste your money on lots of little gadgets that are nice to have, but not imperative to an enjoyable camping trip. Being practical is necessary.
Check out this list to help you get what you need and save yourself from splurging on unnecessary items.
A WATERPROOF TENT OF GOOD QUALITY
A waterproof tent is necessary if you don’t want to get wet in the rain. Always check for quality and comfort. Factor in several things such as the number of people, convenience of packing and setup, as well as the weather of your destination when shopping for a good quality tent.
SOMETHING TO LIGHT UP
Think carefully about the sort of lighting you want around the campsite, and how it’ll be powered up. Don’t just rely on campfires since you will need a backup lighting that’s portable and efficient. Some of your options include LED, electric, gas, dual fuel and battery operated lights. Choose wisely depending on your needs and budget.
A good place to sleep is also needed. Get the best quality bedding that’s both affordable and comfortable especially if you’re sleeping outdoors. This can include a self-inflating mattress, stretchers or sleeping bags rated for the season you’re camping in.
FIRST AID KIT
You never know what’s out there and it’s always better to be on the safe side. Stock some medicines, insect repellent, band-aids and a pressure immobilisation bandage just in case snake attacks. It’s a relief not to be able to use your first aid kit, but it pays to always be prepared.
GET A SHOVEL
A shovel is used for digging holes, fixing up the fire logs/embers, banging in tent pegs, clearing campsite or squashing giant spiders. It’s also needed to build a temporary toilet facility. You must have this when you go camping.
A PORTABLE FRIDGE OR ESKY
Some foods must be kept cold to avoid spoiling. A portable cooler/esky is fine to keep your food cool and fresh for a longer period of time.
A RELIABLE COOKING DEVICE
Look for a cooking device that’s easy to use, and can be easily set up. Choose a cooking device that’ll suit your camping needs. You can’t just rely on campfires as it may rain occasionally or you might not be allowed, depending on destination.
FOLDABLE TABLE AND CHAIR
Get a handy table and chair so you can prepare and eat your meal conveniently. It may sound like a bit of a luxury item, but it’s really helpful if you don’t want to sit and eat on the ground. Just get the basic foldable table and chair, but with good quality, you can use outdoors.
Always keep in mind that the basic thing you must know out of all the things said, you must always be prepared. Always stay on the game and know that you’re out there for a reason. You must always think of your safety first before the things you’re bringing with you.
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