Most of us spend a great amount of their time, ironically, staring at this device through which I am currently speaking to you. After all, we are only human. That being said, humans are also living breathing creatures that are not meant to sit at one place. Nature is our first and true habitat, and if we care about our well-being we should try to connect with it as often as we can. One great way to get in touch with our roots is camping. However, years of living in industrialized areas have left many of us with basically no skills to survive out in the wild. Fortunately, with the right equipment this is very much possible. So, what essential things should we take with us on our outdoor adventure?
Sleeping under the stars is something everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. However, if you are like most people, getting used to a new sleeping environment can be hard, especially if it’s out in the open. This is why picking a high-quality camping sleeping bag from the wide choice on the Australian market is of utmost importance for an enjoyable trip. Pay attention to its temperature rating. You’d think a rating of 5 degrees Celsius is supposed to keep you warm when the temperature reaches that point. But sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Here’s a trick – check how low will the temperatures be when you’ll be camping and subtract 10. If it’s 5 degrees, look for a camping sleeping bag with a rating of – 5 to ensure you have a good shield from the cold.
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about camping? For me, it’s a picture of a tent and a camp-fire. By choosing the right tent you’ll make sure the whole experience will be pleasant for everyone involved. But before doing so, consider the weather conditions of the area you plan on visiting. A thick, water-proof tent material will ensure you’ll be dry and safe when the weather is not quite in your favor. Also, be careful when choosing the size of the tent – you should be comfortable inside it, not all cramped up.
I’m not saying you’ll happen to need one, it’s just that it’s always a good idea to prepare for any potential problem. You can buy a pre-packaged first-aid kit, or put one together yourself. In any case, make sure it has all the essentials:
- rubbing alcohol
- medical tape
- cotton balls and gauze
- aspirin, ibuprofen, allergy medication
- a thermometer
- first-aid book for properly dealing with certain situation
If you plan on camping just for a short period of time, it’s good to pack ready-made food. However, for a longer period of time, it’d be best to get the ingredients and the needed cooking tools to prepare your meals there. After all, cooking out in the open is part of having a genuine great-outdoors experience. For this you’ll need a camp stove which will best serve your needs. However, be extremely careful when you use it and never by any circumstances leave it unattended. And don’t worry, you won’t need to deal with washing dishes – just take some disposable kitchenware and you’re good to go.