There’s nothing that reconnects you to the natural world quite like camping. It is incredibly wholesome pitching up your own tent (because let’s face it, it’s not always easy) and then hearing the sounds of the world as you fall asleep.
Waking up to the fresh morning air is also one of the most memorable of smells when camping, it’s so invigorating! Whilst camping isn’t for the faint hearted, it’s a great way to bring excitement to your travels. Tents are also versatile, and give you freedom to pitch up anywhere you please. Keeping other factors in mind – no trespassing and bears of course.
Camping can pose some challenges, but with a good attitude and the right equipment you can ensure you have the best camping experience possible.
First Aid Kit
We don’t really need to explain why this is important. Whilst you get your best survivor mode on, there’s bound to be a few cuts and bruises along the way. You can find these pre-made for you or build up your own. Make sure to pack a few extra plasters if you know you are accident prone.
Although camping is all about being at one with the great outdoors, there’s no doubt you’re going to want electricity at some point. Most commercial camp sites will have electric hookups, all you need is an outdoors-proof mobile mains kit.
It’s safe to keep your phones charged up as I can provide entertainment and you play music. However more importantly you can have communication with civilization should you get into trouble.
Protection for Your Phone
In every day life, our phones act as a stable companion, helping us through life. Our reliance on them doesn’t change when camping. You’ll want to use them for directions, photo’s, looking up campsite reviews etc.
Make sure it’s fully protected whilst you’re roughing it on your camping adventure. You can find some of the best clear phone cases, that will provide some protection for your lifeline.
These nifty little things are excellent for cooking alfresco on your trip. Don’t worry it won’t consist of a massive iron appliance, simply a small and compact set of grates with a portable cylinder. You can create your own heat, or prop it up over a fire.
Then, roll away when clean and cool. Get the burgers ready!
Portable Camping Chair
You won’t realize how useful these are until you find yourself without one. These always fold away nicely for you when you’re on the move. This comfy accessory will be the best aid in you unwinding by the campfire after a long day.
Towels often take up so much space, sometimes you find yourself debating whether you actually need one or not. Microfibre towels can fold down to basically the size of your wallet. They also dry off quickly, so you won’t have to worry about a soggy towel.
We can’t deny comfort isn’t incredibly important when camping, especially when sleeping. No matter how much of a free spirit you are, a good sleep equals a good day. A thermo-pillow will support your head perfectly and pack away nice and small, too.
These will come in handy for those night time walks to the bathroom, or relaxing in the tent when it’s pouring down outside. You won’t have to worry about batteries, or charge with these.
Multi-purpose Water Bottle
We all love a dual purpose gadget. There are a range of water bottles out there now with different settings, a bit like a hose. For drinking, spraying yourself when hot, and a harder spray for rinsing those bowls and plates. The humble water bottle just got interesting.
Whatever you get up to in the great outdoors make sure you stay safe and come prepared.