If you’re somebody that enjoys the outdoors, you’ll agree that going camping is a special kind of bliss. Whether you’re away for a weekend with a group of friends or family doing fun activities, enjoying some alone time with your partner or even going solo in the great outdoors, camping allows you to reset and simply enjoy nature.
Of course, camping looks different to everyone. Some people prefer to keep things as simple as possible. Other people, however, prefer to have all their creature comforts – that may mean a television set up or even just the ability to do their regular tennis betting or fantasy football from their mobile phone. Whichever side you fall on, there are some things that simply make the entire process easier and are sure to add to your experience.
Here are some of the main benefits of being super organised and having a good camping set up.
Sure, this one’s obvious, but who wouldn’t want to be comfortable? Just because you’re away from home and spending far less than you would on a hotel or an Airbnb doesn’t mean you need to be uncomfortable. And the best thing is that these days, it’s not even that difficult or expensive to achieve comfort.
Of course, it all comes down to where you’re camping and how long you’re away for, but the most important things to consider are the size of your tent, your sleeping arrangement, chairs for relaxing during the day and having everything you need for cooking. If you have these things waxed, you’re sure to be a happy camper!
There’s nothing worse than going camping and being taken by surprise by bad weather when you’re unprepared. The last thing you want to do is be cold, uncomfortable and not know whether or not your tent is going to blow away in the middle of the night. So always make sure your tent is in tip-top condition and pack everything inside during the night.
When it comes to prepping, the most important things to consider are your fly sheet and perhaps even taking along a tarp or a canopy. Always take extra pegs and rope in case you’re dealing with strong winds.
A lot of people think that having too many things from home means that you’re not really camping – that you’re cheating. But being prepared isn’t cheating, it’s just making things more convenient for yourself.
This means something different for everyone, but make sure you’re prepared for cooking food and making coffee, keeping food and beverages cold and that you have extension leads and enough lights.
Safety always ought to be at the forefront of your priorities, and being prepared will allow you to rest easy. Make sure you have a first aid kit, a GPS device and proper lighting.
You may not want to fork out a lot of money to buy an expensive tent or piece of equipment, but in the long run, it’ll not only make your life easier. Plus, it’ll probably save you money over time as well.