Preparing for Camping: Outdoor Equipment You Can Benefit from the Most
Hurray, we’ve survived the dreaded winter days locked indoors, and we get to enjoy that breath of fresh air again! And what a better way to enjoy summer in all its glory than to take a good camping vacation. Venturing into nature’s embrace gives you the perfect chance to distance yourself from the stress of everyday life and charge up your batteries. Unfortunately, years of living in industrialized areas have left us with zero skills to survive in the wild. So, unless you’re Bear Grylls, you might find that the following outdoor equipment will benefit your camping trip.
A Good, Quality Tent
Sure, many people today go camping in the comfort of their RVs, but only a tent can make for a genuine camping experience. To be more precise, it can make or break your experience. So unless you want to come down with a cold or in the worst case – hypothermia, make sure the tent is built from a sturdy, wind-resistant and waterproof material. Another thing you should consider is the size of the tent. Several people cramped up in as single small tent is not at all a pleasant feeling.
No matter how amazing your tent is, it’s still no 5 star hotel, and you’ll still be sleeping on the ground. And the ground can be cold, wet, and not at all comfortable. That’s why a good, cosy sleeping bag and a reliable mattress should always be part of your outdoor equipment. Always invest in the best bedding you can afford, it may be a lifesaver when temperatures drop drastically at night. When choosing a sleeping bag, make sure that it has a temperature rating suitable for the conditions of the place you’ll be camping at.
All that camping fun doesn’t have to end when night falls. On the contrary, some of the best camping memories are the ones that happen by the camp fire. However, a fire can’t provide enough light for the whole camping spot, so you’ll need some good, outdoor lighting. In fact, you might need to invest in several pieces – a lantern for general lights, as well as a portable solution lik a flashlight or a headlamp when you’re away from the camping spot. Think about what lighting works best for your needs and is within your budget range.
First Aid Kit
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and every experienced camper will tell you that it’s important to have a first aid kit always around. Make sure the kit is always well stocked and up to date, with items such as band aids, insect repellent, and antiseptic fluid.